Safer Internet Day was celebrated in over one hundred countries across the world on Tuesday 9th February 2021.
The theme this year was ‘An Internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world’.
Let’s check that you understand the meaning of these words. For the 8 words below, write a short sentence explaining what each one means. You don’t need to use a dictionary for this task, it is your understanding of the word.
The internet can be an amazing place if used accurately and safely. In our real lives, it provides us with entertainment, allows us to communicate and it also helps us to learn new things.
Use bullet points to create a list of different ways that we can access the internet.
Now make another list of all the things you use the internet for. Why do you go on the internet? Why is it important to you?
People can profit from things that they do online. This means that they get something that they didn’t have before. This could be:
- money paid to advertise or promote things
- things that cost money given for free
- new likes, views, subscribers or followers.
Did you know?
It is the law for people who are posting things online like videos to tell you if they have been paid to advertise or promote something.
So, there could be more to your favourite YouTuber than you thought…
It’s always helpful to think about motive. A motive is why someone does something.
Post a video on YouTube.
Someone might do this to advertise a product, to make money, to make people laugh or to share their opinion about something. Remember, it could be more than one of these reasons.
Write a short paragraph explaining why someone would share a photo online.
What is their motive?
Remember when you see something online ask….
Who created or shared it?
Where has this came from?
What do they want me to do?
Will they gain anything?
This will help you to find the motive – the reason why.
Now it’s time to put your skills to the test. What is the motive for the different scenarios on the word document? You can either write your answers on the word document in the box provided or write your answers in your exercise book.