This lesson plan for teachers of teenage students at level B1/ B2 raises awareness of Safer Internet Day. Students will produce a ‘top tips’ poster. 

Introduction

Safer Internet Day (#SID) is celebrated every year in February. To help raise awareness of this important issue, this lesson plan is all about online safety and young learners.

In this lesson, students start by talking about how they use the internet, they then watch a video about online safety and read about staying safe online. They do a speaking activity based on the video and the text, and finish by making a poster with their top tips for staying safe online.

Topic:

Online safety

Level:

B1/2

Time:

60 minutes +

Aims:

  • To develop students’ awareness of online safety issues
  • To develop students’ listening skills
  • To develop students’ reading skills
  • To develop students’ speaking skills

Materials:

Lesson plan and internet access (download the lesson plan below)

You can also read Kyle Mawer's recent blog post giving some excellent tips for online safety with young learners.

Lesson by Sally Trowbridge

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I'm glad to see this kind of articles since I consider that our students safety is a really important matter. Nowadays it is necessary for us as teachers being aware of the dangers our students can find when surfing the net. It is essential to create awareness so that their experience when using this powerful tool is nice.

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