Safer Internet Day Student Activity

Winning entriesGroups of five students worked together to solve one of the following eight problems. They developed solutions that can be implemented in their school or community. The video and article resources were meant to provide context and background for each question, but were not solutions. Click here for the winning entries.

Criteria for judging the student proposals:

  • Clearly defines the issue
  • Clearly identifies the solution
  • Realistic for implementation in community/school
  • Likely to motivate others to participate
  • Considers fundraising and costs

What do we want to say to our parents and teachers about kids’ use of technology?

Sexting – Is it a problem? Why do people do it? How can we educate each other about the risks?

What are some simple things people can do to protect themselves online?

How do we achieve better balance in our lives between school, family, friends, activities and our use of tech?

What are our rights and responsibilities as creators and consumers of digital media/content?

How can school counselors and administrators support students when they make mistakes posting on social media (pictures that jeopardize reputation of self or others, dealing with cyberbullying, etc.)?

How can we encourage empathy and support among our peers online? What about among adults?

What can teenagers do to support others in their efforts to adopt and use technology safely and productively (siblings, seniors, community members, etc.)?


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