Ask students what we mean by personal information. Get the students to make a list of different types of personal information, as follows:
- where they live
- their telephone number
- their email address
- date of birth
- names of brothers/sisters/parents
- personal holiday photos
- Would you share all of the above with everyone?
Give out the worksheet ‘5 tips for staying safe on Facebook’. Show the students the short film Facebook tips to beat cyberbulling. Does Richard Allan think it is hard to stay safe and happy on Facebook? According to Richard Allan, who is in control of ‘your’ profile on Facebook? Ask your students to complete the tips on the worksheet.
Now ask your students to discuss their answers. Do they agree with the tips provided?
Explain to the class that they are going to make a video aimed at students in your school. Divide the class into small groups. Tell the groups that they will need to come up with 5 tips that cover the importance of their digital footprint. The tips will be succinct and concise.
In groups you are going to brainstorm ideas for your 5 tips on staying safe in Facebook. Think about Richard Allan’s tips.
- Come up with a title for your video
- Write down your 5 tips
- Decide who will present your 5 tips
- Practise in your groups
- Record your top 5 tips
- Play your short video to the rest of the class.
The students view each other’s videos and comment on the tips they have seen.
Wrap up and conclusions
Ask the class to think about what they have learned in this lesson. Work in pairs and look at this quote by Richard Allan ‘Facebook is a platform to share stuff with people. If you don’t want to share it, there’s no point in sticking it up there. There’s quite a lot of confusion around that.’ Ask the class to say whether they agree with what he is saying. Why or why not? Report back to the rest of the class.