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CLIP 13990

Being honest about your age online (Horrible Histories)

Being honest about your age online (Horrible Histories)

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Key Info
  • Being honest about your age online (Horrible Histories)
  • Duration: 02:39
  • A prudish Victorian gentleman lies about his age online and suddenly finds himself looking at unsuitable images. He closes this immediately, but more inappropriate material pops up. He then starts a seemingly harmless word game, only to find he's looking at more inappropriate material. The man faints despite taking smelling salts! This shows the need be honest about your age. It shows that age restrictions are there for a good reason as you may be exposed to things that may upset you if you lie about your age when signing up to a new service online. It explains that if you have seen something upsetting, you should tell a grown-up you trust or report the details to a safety service online. At the end, it reassures you that you can have fun online if you know how to stay safe.
  • Subject:



    Keeping Safe

  • Keywords: Internet safety, internetsafety, staying safe, keeping safe, websites, web, www, upset, report, grown up, trust, age, never lie, harmless, inappropriate, Horrible Histories, HorribleHistories.
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used to discuss how to make informed choices about Internet use. Circle time or paired activities would work well in helping to develop strategies for staying safe. This could be followed up by creating posters to put around school about how to stay safe online by never lying about your age. It could link with the literacy unit on persuasive writing and use of ICT to create interesting layouts. Pupils could also put similar information on the school or class website or learning platforms. Parents would then have access to this information too. Pupils could think of simple role play scenarios and perform them in whole school assemblies so the message permeates throughout school. A whole school code or rules could then be adopted and displayed.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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