Wall paper in the classroom "Internet security rules"

Beata Woszczek
- teacher of physics, mathematics, computer science and technology

Special Schools at the University Children's Hospital in Lublin (Poland)
Psychiatric Children's and Youth Branch - School Branch

Report on the implementation of the Safer Internet Day celebrations 2018  "We create a culture of respect on the web"

In connection with one of the directions of the educational policy implementation in the 2017/2018 school year in February 2018, we joined the nationwide celebration of the Safer Internet Day under the slogan "We create a culture of respect on the Web". As a branch of our facility - Children's and Youth Psychiatric ward, we thought about doing a wall newsletter together with students about internet security.
DBI has been granted the honorary patronage of the Minister of National Education, the Ministry of Digitization, the Ombudsman for Children, the President of the Office of Electronic Communications and the Police Headquarters. That is why we have expanded our activities not only at the headquarters of the School, but also at the branch.
The aim of all these undertakings is to initiate and promote activities for the safe access of children and youth to online resources, familiarize them with online issues and promote the positive use of the Internet.
During the computer and IT classes, content from the above mentioned scope was implemented. Among other things, students were familiarized with 13 principles of safe work at the computer using the Internet. They presented their thoughts and conclusions that arose when they were discussed.

We all worked together on the following issues:
1. Do not trust a person known through the Internet. You can never be sure who she really is. He says he is 8 years old, but he can be 40!
2. Turn on the computer only when an adult is at home.
3. Do not meet with people met through the Internet! Always consult with your parents.
4. When something scares or worries you, turn off the monitor and tell the adult. Also, say, if you are looking for information, you've come across a page that encourages hate or something weird.
5. Do not reveal your name or address to anyone! Do not tell me how old you are and what school you go to. Do not enter a phone number.
6. Think about a nice nickname, an online nickname. Do not give date of birth or age in it. Use the name of the hero of your favorite movie or the word from the song. Use your fantasy. You will definitely come up with something interesting!
7. Think several times before sending a message, e-mail or text message. When you click "send", you can not undo it.
8. Do not tease others. Remember that the rule of not using bad words is on the Internet. Treat others as you would like to be treated.
9. Long computer use is harmful to health and may cause many other problems, for example at school. Do not forget about sports and other entertainment, not related to computers and the Internet.
10. Take care of your password as the greatest mystery. Think of a way that will be difficult to guess. Do not let this be your name or the name of your best friend.
11. Take care of the safety of your friends. Do not give anyone their data, do not post photos without their consent. You do not know who will use them, and when you send them or post them on the Internet, you have no control over them.
12. Secure the computer. Use a good antivirus program, make sure the virus database is up to date. Do not open emails from strangers, do not click on links sent by a stranger - they can virus your computer!
13. Respect the right of ownership on the Web. Always give the source of the materials found on the Internet.
[Source: http://www.helpline.org.pl]

As a summary of these activities in cooperation between students and the teacher, a wall paper entitled "Online safety rules". The students themselves could write down the issues they were working on and put them around the lead word.
An important element of the course was to discuss the principles of safe and cultural use of social networks and the Internet as well as ways to react in emergency situations. Posters promoting participation in the action, students had the opportunity to put in public places for the whole branch community, in order to be able to familiarize employees, parents and other visitors to our Branch with such an initiative.
All these activities will certainly have a positive impact on shaping attitudes conducive to making rational decisions related to time and the choice of content of computer programs and the Internet as well as the principles of using a healthy lifestyle.

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