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Every year in February, the European Commission organizes awareness-raising actions among young people to help them use the Internet in a safer and more responsible way. The month of February is marked by a flagship day called “Safer Internet Day” which takes place this year on February 5th.
Many events are organized throughout the month: workshops, conferences, but also online quizzes and games ...
This day will take place on the theme "Online rights and duties" which aims to make young people think about questions related to the possibilities, but also to the limits of what can be done on the Internet and respect for the rights of others.


At the end of the activities, the student will be able to:
- know the 10 tips of the CNIL before publishing on the Internet;
- analyze concrete examples of use and link them to this advice;
- reflect on the consequences of traces left on the Internet;
- organize a school-wide way to mark the day.

Suggested Activities

ACTIVITY 1: What exactly is going on?

To introduce the subject, here are some animated capsules on different aspects of navigation and communication via the Internet.
To watch:
Personal data online
Brainpop animated capsule. Interesting to introduce the subject. About 3 minutes.
Online security
Brainpop animated capsule. Interesting to introduce the subject. About 3 minutes.
Social networks
Brainpop animated capsule. Interesting to introduce the subject. About 3 minutes.

ACTIVITY 2: Tips to know before posting on the Internet

Ask the students what precautions they take before posting a photo on the Internet (for example on Facebook), writing a post or comment on a blog or forum, etc.
What advice could they give to a newbie on the Internet? Write the students' responses on the board or suggest that they come together in groups of 4 to discuss them.
The following diagram shows some concrete cases. Students will each respond by referring to one or more of these 10 tips.
Download the file in PDF format (.pdf)

Answers (left to right from top):
1. Reference to advice n ° 7: you must first of all ask the permission of the people present in the photos before publishing them.
2. Reference to tip 10: the password is too easy to guess and you should avoid always using the same password.
3. Reference to advice n ° 3, 4, 6 and 7: you must set up your Facebook account, carefully read the general conditions of use and pay attention to the photos posted online: they must not be embarrassing for yourself or for them. others (from whom you must first ask for permission to publish).
4. Reference to advice n ° 2, 5 and 9: be careful with what you write on the Internet and preferably use a pseudonym.
5. Reference to advice n ° 6 and 7: pay attention to personal photos that we publish and which could be harmful later (in the professional context, in particular) and ask for permission for photos showing other people. people.
6. Reference to advice n ° 7 and 8: it is good to watch what can be posted on oneself on the Internet. The friend in question should have requested permission from the person concerned before uploading.
To end the activity well, visualize together projects carried out by young people to illustrate some of these tips.

ACTIVITY 3: The right to be forgotten

The CNIL (National Commission for Informatics and Liberties) campaigns for a right to be forgotten on the Internet. This article in the newspaper Le Monde talks about it:
The Children's Defender for a “right to be forgotten” on the Net
Have students read the article and think about what this means.
Why can it be useful to delete your traces on the Internet?
How can certain personal data or images on the Internet be harmful afterwards? Ask students to imagine concrete examples.
Students should understand through this reflection the important consequences that can have data published on the Internet and realize that virtuality and reality often meet.

For further

Invite the pupils (12-16 years old) to play the serious game " 2025 ex-machina ".