'Staying Cyber Safe'
An internet safety resource for teachers of Key Stage 1 (children aged 5 - 7 years). Learn how to stay safe online through music, drama and play.
‘Staying Cyber Safe’ is a drama and play Activity Pack to help children in Key Stage 1 (ages 5 - 7) learn how to stay safe online. Complete with four easy to deliver drama games plus four extension activities and original music, learning how to stay safe online has never been so much fun!
THE ‘CYBER SAFE’ SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO
At the heart of your Activity Pack is the ‘Cyber Safe’ song, written to be sung time and again and to help children remember the four simple rules they should follow in order to stay safe online (the ‘Cyber Safe’ rules). In addition to the music track is our original music video which is an integral part of this resource.
RULE 1: When online, don’t share your name with anyone - using a nickname’s much more fun!
RULE 2: Remember that when online, sometimes people lie. This is why you should never share
details like your number or where you live.
RULE 3: When online don’t be cruel - be nice to people, like you are at school.
RULE 4: When online, if something makes you feel, ‘No way!’ tell a trusted adult straight away.
FOUR DRAMA GAMES
Your pack contains four easy to deliver drama games, each designed to teach one of the four ‘Cyber Safe’ rules (above).
You won’t need any complicated equipment to play our drama games, nor a huge space. All games can be played in your classroom although you may, at times, wish to move a few tables or chairs out of the way, or play outside.
Each game is physical, fun, and not only helps children learn how to stay safe online, but also targets the development of important skills:
FOUR EXTENSION TASKS
Your pack also contains four printable activities; extension tasks that aim to cement each of the four ‘Cyber Safe’ rules.
Whatever their ability, all children will be able to join in and participate in all our games and therefore differentiation is by outcome. Where appropriate, other activities have been differentiated by task.
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Join ‘The Pyjama Drama Learning Academy’ on Facebook to meet other professionals who are using a more drama-based, imaginative approach to teaching. Ask for advice, share ideas and generally get inspired, because after all, great teachers never stop learning! You can also email [email protected] at any time.
"It was brilliant to see how engaged my class were in the song and the activities. A breath of fresh air!"
Sarah Rijnen has been working with young children for 20 years, having taught in the UK, Argentina, Finland and the US. In addition to her experience as an Early Education and First Grade teacher, she began working with Pyjama Drama back in 2015, so inspired was she by their unique approach to early childhood education. You'll meet Sarah in your prerecorded lessons and in our Facebook group, 'The Pyjama Drama Learning Academy’. She's also the key teacher in our Teacher Demonstration Videos for our Activity Packs, helping teachers learn through observation.