Positive and negative impacts of ICT.

Connected: Year 5-6
Explore and discuss both positive and negative impacts of the use of ICT in their own lives and those of their peers and family.

Activity Ideas
  • Keep a log of time spent on various activities including time online
  • Compare time spent engaged in similar activities which take place offline and online e.g. playing games, writing to friends and family, watching video clips



Suggested Lesson Plan

Media Awareness: Privacy Playground
The purpose of the game is to teach kids how to spot online marketing strategies, protect their personal information and avoid online predators.
The accompanying Teacher's Guide explains how to play the game, gives background information on the issues of online marketing, spam and children's privacy and provides activities and handouts for classroom use. 
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Hector's World Lesson Plan
 Episode 3, 'It's a Serious Game'. The accompanying lesson for this age group introduces a survey of different websites to learn some ways to judge their veracity and compare positive and negative impacts of giving out personal details to the website.
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