Primary Assembly Plans

E-safety Support has 8 primary assembly plans - scroll down for details and samples

Assembly is an ideal time to cover e-safety issues with year groups or the whole school, which is why we have developed these assembly plans for introducing students to, or reminding them of, e-safety issues. You can pick and choose an assembly as a "one off", or use them in sequence throughout a half term. Each of our primary and secondary assembly plans includes a PowerPoint presentation for the students, and an easy to use script for the teacher. You can of course amend the PowerPoint if you wish to suit your own particular needs. The assemblies are designed to be used by non-specialists, so you don't have to worry about being an e-safety expert prior to using them. Each assembly plan lasts around 10 - 15 minutes, so fits in easily to most school assembly slots.

Displaying Primary Assembly Plans

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Assembly 1: Naming the Dangers
Ess assembly ks2 naming the dangers 2013

A useful assembly for an e-safety recap or introduction, this assembly raises key online safety issues such as cyber bullying, security, inappropriate content, trolls, plagiarism and bogus websites. The teacher takes the children through each issue and helps them to understand how they can avoid it, or deal with it. The assembly includes a script for the teacher, and a PowerPoint presentation for the children.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 2: Fact and Fiction Online
Ess assembly ks2 fact and fiction online 2013

In this assembly, children at key stage 2 are encouraged to think critically about information they source online. Using an excellent spoof website about the endangered “tree octopus”, the teacher demonstrates how young people can tell that information is incorrect.

They are also introduced to the idea that Wikipedia isn’t always the best source of information, and that communications such as chain emails or texts should be ignored. The assembly closes with a number of top tips for helping children to decide if a website is genuine or not. This assembly includes a PowerPoint presentation for displaying at the assembly and a script for the teacher.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 3: The Risks of Downloading and Uploading
Ess assembly ks2 the risks of downloading and uploading 2013

This assembly helps young people to understand the risks and consequences of illegally listening to music online, of downloading music illegally and copying downloaded files. It also touches upon the illegality of uploading copyrighted content. The teacher explains the risks, the possible consequences, and how to avoid illegal downloads. The assembly comes with a script for the teacher and a PowerPoint presentation to use with the children.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 4: Internet Addiction
Ess assembly ks2 internet addiction 2013

Young people spend increasing amounts of time online, as well as watching TV and instead of playing outdoors. This assembly raises the issue of being addicted to using the Internet, whether it is for social networking, gaming or research. The teacher explores possible consequences of Internet addiction, including social and health impacts, and offers advice on reducing time spent online. The assembly includes a PowerPoint and a script for the teacher.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 5: Online Film and Games
Ess assembly ks2 film and games 2013

Many younger children are exposed to film, TV and gaming content that is certified as being suitable for much older young people. Younger boys in particular will be keen to play online or console games that have a 15 or even 18 certificate. These games will have violent or sexual content that is entirely inappropriate for younger children. In this assembly children learn about the BBFC and PEGI classifications, why they exist, and how they work. They also consider the implications of watching films or TV shows that have been illegally downloaded. The assembly includes a PowerPoint and a script for the teacher to read from, or use as a starting point.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 6: Stranger Danger
Ess assembly ks2 stranger danger 2013

By key stage 2, pupils should be well aware of the risks of stranger danger online. This assembly reinforces understanding and awareness about grooming and inappropriate contact. The assembly concludes with a fun "Who wants to be a Millionaire" style quiz.

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Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 7: Cyber Bullying
Ess assembly ks2 cyber bullying 2013

This primary assembly resource, which engages with the PSHE curriculum, allows a KS2 primary teacher to focus on developing children’s awareness and understanding of cyber bullying and the importance of staying safe when using technology to communicate.

The assembly aims to provide advice and explanation about cyber bullying without frightening primary-age children. The assembly then develops the primary children’s awareness of the issue by explaining how varying forms of cyber bullying occurs through different technologies such as mobile phones, social-networking and online gaming.

Primary school teachers will be able to use this idea for an assembly to give the children the information, awareness and capability to know if someone is cyber bullying them or if a friend is being targeted. Through the assembly, the children will know how to react to cyber bullying and the appropriate actions to take.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 8: Safer Internet Day
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This primary assembly resource engages with the ICT, PSHE and Citizenship curriculum allowing KS1 and KS2 teachers to raise children’s awareness and understanding of ‘Safer Internet Day’. This is the 14th ‘Safer Internet Day’ and occurs on 7th February 2017.

The assembly plan addresses the theme of ‘Safer Internet Day’ for 2017: 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’. This assembly presentation highlights the positive ways in which the online world can be used. As part of this primary assembly, children are given examples of how to use the Internet in a constructive way.

Towards the end of this assembly for primary schools, children are given the opportunity to suggest how they might use the Internet in a positive way.

Contains 3 Documents
Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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