Digital Citizenship Activity Cards {Designed for Safer Internet Day 2019}

Created By: Kim Maslin, Digital Technologies Educator

Date Published: 23 November 2018

These task cards were created to celebrate Safer Internet Day 2019, however they are suitable for use all year round. A fun and practical collection of 24 different activities which teach students about digital citizenship, focusing on key cybersafety issues.
 
About the Task Cards
These 24 activity task cards are designed for students to complete after having read each of the stories from the illustrated children’s book, The Tweeting Galah by Kim Maslin. Each task is linked to the four critical skills:
 
  • x6 activities for “The Tale of the Tweeting Galah” – RESPECT
  • x6 activities for “The Strange Story of the Singing Clownfish” – REASONING
  • x6 activities for “The Sensational Saga of the Bumbling Bilby” – RESILIENCE 
  • x6 activities for “The Curious Case of the Overly Playful Platypus” – RESPONSIBILITY 
 
These cards are suitable for use as part of literacy rotations, early finisher/extension activities or whole class cybersafety/digital citizenship activities.
 
Some of the activities link specifically back to the story and characters, while other activities are broader and you do not need to have read the stories in order to complete them.
 
About Safer Internet Day
“Safer Internet Day (SID) is an annual, worldwide event held in February to help encourage a better internet, with this year’s theme (2019) —‘Together for a better internet’ encourages individuals to create a better internet by developing four, critical skills. We call these skills the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Reasoning and Resilience.
Find out more on the Office of the eSafety Commissioner’s website.
 
Australian Curriculum Links:
 
Digital Technologies
Processes and Production Skills
 
Plan, create and communicate ideas and information independently and with others, applying agreed ethical and social protocols (ACTDIP013)
 
English
Draw connections between personal experiences and the worlds of texts, and share responses with others (ACELT1596)
 
Listen to and contribute to conversations and discussions to share information and ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations (ACELY1676)
 
Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)
 
Health and Physical Education
Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035)
 
Identify and practise strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS036)
 
Protective Behaviours

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