Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of schools and organisations join together to raise awareness of online safety issues and run events and activities right across the UK.
As a result of our collective action Safer Internet Day 2016 reached 2.8 million UK children and 2.5 million UK parents.
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We discussed how we all make first impressions when we see someone (either in person or in a photo/video) and these can be things we notice about them that tell us about their personality, or how we feel about them as a person.
We made some first impressions about some children who shared their photos online. We wrote a comment describing our feelings about each photo on a post-it note and stuck them next to each photo and discussed what types of comment were written.
The judgements you make about people based on what you find out about them online, is called an ‘online reputation.’ It’s much better to create a positive online reputation, in case anyone searches online for your name, for example, parents or future employers.
We also looked at the differences between how photos used to be taken and stored and how they are stored now. Photos stored online could potentially exist forever.
Anyone you allow to see your photos can take a screen shot, share them on to others, or even print them out. Even if you delete a photo from your phone or the internet, you can’t be certain where it else it has been shared, or who else has seen it.
We looked at 6 different images. Some had been edited, whilst some looked like they had, but were actually real. We voted on whether the images were real or fake, and explained our choices. This activity reminded us to use critical thinking around images.
Half the group had an emoji. Half the group had definitions of an emoji. We had to find the person with the matching emoji/definition.
Then we created our own emojis.