Friday, 28 September 2012

Lesson 2 - Communicating Safely Online

Do Now Task:

  1. Log into a computer
  2. Click on Email
  3. Send an email to your teacher (cphilbin)

In today's lesson you will:

  • Know how to send and reply to an email.
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of online communication.
  • Be able to advise a friend on how to use the internet in a responsible way. 
Faster, better and easier communication is one of the great advantages of computers and the internet. Nowadays there are many different ways of contacting and communicating with people all over the world. This is good, but what are the risks?

In pairs, list all the activities, websites, and programs that explain your life online.


  1. Log into Robert Clack Apps
  2. Make a copy of the worksheet 'Communicating Safely Online' - Click on file and make a copy
  3. Complete the worksheet.
  4. Remember to Share it with your teacher (Miss C Philbin)
  5. And then attach it to your e-portfolio.


  1. Log into Robert Clack Apps
  2. Create a new document by clicking Create document.
  3. Write a pretend diary entry for the boy we saw in the film. 
  4. It should start: The cyber bullying in my school could have been avoided if my school had taught us tips on how to communicate online properly. Tips such as…
  5. It should include netiquette tips that he thinks could have made a difference if he and his year group had been taught them in school. 


Watch this video in preparation for next lesson: