What your child will be learning about
What your child can think about - or for you to talk about, together
Your body is amazing! Just think of all the brilliant things it can do. Close your eyes and make a list in your head of 5 things that your body can do (balance, run etc.)
It’s important that we look after our bodies and try to keep them safe.
Print this activity sheet or copy down the headings then write down your ideas.
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Can you share your ideas with a grown-up? How can they help you to keep your body in tip-top shape?
If you have a body book or you have access to the internet, you might like to find some amazing facts about the body part on your list. Remember - only search safe sites, e.g. BBC Bitesize has some great information!
At this time of the year lots of adults talk about ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. That means that they’re going to try to do something new or stop doing something. For a lot of people, it’s about making a healthy choice like doing more exercise or eating less of certain types of food. The following activity is about just that.
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Ask an adult to look at the activity with you. Remember that we can all make our own choices and we should try to respect the different choices that people make, even if we don’t agree with them.
Sharing photos online is a fun and easy way to let our friends and family know what is happening in our lives. Photos can be shared through messages on mobile phones, emails, instant messaging, photo sharing websites and social networks.
Children need to understand that once a photo is posted online it can be copied (using a screenshot) and sent on to others.
Photos can be altered digitally to make fun of (usually in a very unkind way), ridicule or embarrass others.
A photo shared in a public forum online can be downloaded and viewed or used by anyone in the world.
Photos can be “geotagged” meaning that the exact location of the photo will be recorded and could be shared with others.
Photos are often “captioned” by the person who took the photo. Other people – friends, family and strangers, may also be able to comment about the photo or the caption. Children need to know that they should not reveal anything personal or private about themselves in the photo or in the caption that accompanies it.
Photos can be “tagged” on social networks. The “tag” identifies the name and identity of the person in the photo. It is good Cyber Ethics always to ask permission before “tagging” another person in a photo - or even just posting a picture of them without asking.
In the future, face recognition software may be capable of searching out photos of individuals from many web sites. This means that photos we post now may be accessible in the years to come. What we may consider funny or cute now may be embarrassing to us when we are older and applying for jobs etc..
If your child is a registered user of any photo sharing or social media sites, it’s a good idea to take this opportunity to examine their privacy settings.
For more help and advice, go to the NSPCC website's Keeping Children Safe page.
Sharing photos with family and friends is a great way to connect and keep in touch. We need to make sure that we’re keeping ourselves and others safe and that we’re being kind and respectful. We should always remember to think before we share.
Click on the Picture Wise activity, below, then follow the instructions to help you decide if it is ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’ to share the image. Discuss the questions underneath with your parent or adult helper, if they're available.
Questions to discuss with your adult helper
With a parent or adult helper, watch the film of Lee and Kim.
This film has been produced by CEOP - an organisation that helps to protect children from harm when using the internet.
Afterwards, discuss the following questions:
What are Sid’s Top tips about staying safe online?
You might like to make a poster of Picture Wise safety tips to display at home, or to show your teacher and class when you're back at school!