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At a Glance
iSmart is an interactive presentation that takes Key Stage 2 pupils on a journey through the digital world and helps them to make smart and safe choices online.
The presentation encourages pupils to use and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to navigate tricky situations that they may come across online. It also helps them develop language so they can describe how they operate in the online world. Pupils will be encouraged to reflect on how digital platforms affect the rest of the world and to consider how they can make this impact a positive one in their lives.
In each programme we create a storyline to help us share our information effectively throughout the Key Stages. This creates an opportunity for the pupils to consider the information objectively. There are a number of characters in our story, but Oscar and Martha are the hero characters. They feature throughout all the programmes, growing up with the pupils through their school years.
iSmart | Setting the scene
In “iSmart”, our characters think they know all about technology and the online world, much more than their teachers! So when the school inspectors arrive, the characters quickly introduce themselves and bring them on a tour of the school.
In this tour they’ll explore how far technology has come in recent years, how technology is used to communicate and the importance of keeping safe online. Through the programme, young people will know what to do if they see a message that makes them feel uncomfortable and how to use technology positively.
Topics covered in this presentation:
- Self-esteem & uniqueness
- How the internet works
- How to treat people online/cyberbullying
- Personal information & sharing
- Social Media & mental health
- Safe searching
- How to get help (helping them identify their trusted adults, from whom they can seek help)
Pupils are learning about:
- Their uniqueness
- Making good choices online
- The importance of not comparing themselves
- Respecting others
- Responding to cyberbullying
- Safe searching on the internet
- Balancing time online
Skills & Capabilities
- Thinking, Problem-Solving, Decision-Making
- Working with Others
- Active and Hands On
- Enquiry Based
- Relevant and Enjoyable
- Investigating and Problem Solving
Attitudes & Disposition
- Personal Responsibility
- Concern for Others