Saturday 16 April 2011

Exposed (CEOP Video - Staying Safe Online)

You are going to
  • watch a film about internet safety
  • do some gap-fill and matching exercises
  • practise present simple
  • discuss ways to stay safe online

Teacher's note;
‘Exposed’ is a 10 minute drama about a 15 year old girl called Dee who sends some compromising images of herself to her boyfriend. The film deals with some of the dangers of texting, "sexting", social networking and online bullying and offers some advice and solutions to those who make mistakes

Through the film and the accompanying activities, young people are encouraged to understand:
  • the reasons why young people are taking and forwarding these image
  • the issue of trust in relationships
  • how photos can end up out of the hands of the intended recipient and be circulated much more widely
  • the speed at which images can be spread on the internet
  • the online and offline bullying which may occur as a result
  • the  idea of digital footprint and online reputation
  • the legal implications of self-generated indent images
  • the process of removing content online, and where to seek further help and advice
  • why they should not take and send these images. 


1) Discuss
  • Do you use the internet a lot?
  • Do you use social networking sites like facebook?
  • What are the good things about using these sites and the internet?
  • What are the bad things?

    2) Watch the film.
    • What does Dee do wrong?  
    • What do you think of what she did?


      3) Order the sentences 
      Put the sentences in the same order as they happen in the film.
      You can drag and drop the sentences over to the number on the left.

      4) Listen to the end again. Do the gap-fill exercise

      5) Summary. Do the gap-fill exercise

      Printable version here


      Writing activities 
      Choose 1
      1) In groups prepare, discuss and take notes to write an advice leaflet or an online guide / webpage giving advice to people called "How to be safe online"

      2) Computers are everywhere nowadays. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using computers?

      3) Some people say that the Internet provides people with a lot of valuable information. Others think access to so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion. (IELTS)

      More info here

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