This is the question that I answered this week at a series of assemblies at St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, where every year I have the privilege of delivering an online safety presentation to the boys. I love rising to the challenge of finding new information to share with them. This year, using the fictitious book “Being a total online idiot for dummies” as the theme, I shared the worst examples of how people behave online – from sharing school fight videos on YouTube to the casual racism of Justin Bieber.
We also looked at the latest research into how the brain works, the predictability of human behaviours and how our need to follow the crowd can help internet business to manipulate us online.
The assemblies were very well received by the lads and have now been added to our library of available online safety presentations for secondary schools.
If you are looking for a thought provoking assembly to promote online safety for your students please get in touch.