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This is unit one, computing systems and networks-Communication.

It is lesson six of six: Communicating Responsibly.

For this lesson, you will need to be familiar with a range of internet enabled methods of communication.

If you are going to be using an internet connected device to access websites, please make sure you do so with supervision from a parent or guardian.

Hello everyone.

My name is Jane Adamson and I'm your computing teacher.

I'm looking forward to teaching your lesson.

To prepare you will need something to write with something to write on and an internet connected device.

Please take a moment before you start to clear away any distractions, including turning off any notifications on apps so you can focus.

Try to find a quiet space where you can work without disruption during the lesson.

It's okay to pause a video when you need to.

Okay, let's get started.

Lesson six: Communicating Responsibly.

In this lesson, you will evaluate different methods of online communication, compare different methods of communicating on the internet, you will decide when you should and should not share and explain that communication on the internet may not be private.

The key vocabulary that you will be covering is communication, public, private, One-way, Two-way, communication, public, private, One-way, Two-way, SMS, email, Instant Messaging-WhatsApp, blog, YouTube, micro-blogging and websites.


Who have you communicated with in the last week? Where were they compared to you? And how did you communicate with them? I'm going to run through some questions and I want you to do a thumbs up if it's true for you and a thumbs down, if it's false.

Here's the question, Have you video called someone? Thumbs up if yes, and thumbs down if you haven't.

Have you communicated with someone in another country? Thumbs up if you have, thumbs down if you haven't.

How are you getting on? Have you messaged someone on a gaming platform? Thumbs up if it's true and thumbs down, if it's false.

Final one, have you shared a picture with someone else? Thumbs up if you have and thumbs down if you haven't.

Thanks for taking part everyone.

Methods of internet communication.

There are many ways of communicating using the internet.

In this lesson, you are going to focus on these eight methods, SMS-short messaging service, email, video call which includes FaceTime and Microsoft Teams or Google Meet, Instant messaging for example WhatsApp.

Blog posts, video sharing for example YouTube.

Micro-blogging, which includes Twitter or Reddit and websites for example the BBC news.

When thinking about all these different methods of communication, you will explore more about what and how internet communication can be shared.

You will think about what is appropriate to be shared? And also the best method to share it.

Private or public? What you share can be private or public.

For the purposes of this lesson, if something is public that means everybody, anyone can view it.

Private communication only involves one other person or a small group of people who you know and trust.

You should do this only with permission from an adult making sure you adhere to age restrictions for any platform that you're using.

What can you share? This is referring to different types of media.

You can share text, images, video, and audio.

You can share text, images, video, and audio.

Many of the internet communication methods allow for sharing all of these types of media.

It is your responsibility to decide how to communicate appropriately.

Think, who you're going to share with before you decide what you're going to share.

Remember if you share something privately with someone, they can then decide to communicate that media to anyone else.

One-to-one or one-to-many? This is a communication with one person or many people.

Some Instant messaging services such as WhatsApp enable both.

One-way or two-way? Communication can be one-way or two-way.

Most internet communication is two-way, however there are examples of one way communication, for example, a YouTube video or a blog that does not allow for comments.

Adverts, think is the communication method funded by advertising? This is how search engines make money through advertising.

Consider age limit, age restrictions.

Does the communication method have an age limit? And if so, what is it? When using internet communication methods you should always seek permission from an adult.

Also you should be supervised where required to make sure you stay safe.

Methods of internet communication.

In the worksheet for task one, you will be given a brief description of different methods of communication on the internet.

Use the information to complete the table shown below.

Think about what each column means.

If something is public, that means everybody can view it.

One-way is one person communicating and no one interacting and two-way means people interact with each other.

Here is an example of what you will see in the worksheet for a communication method.

SMS is short for 'Short Messaging Service' and is more commonly known as 'text messaging'.

SMS messages are sent from one mobile phone to another and they're only visible to the sender or the recipient.

They can include text, emojis or images.

Some mobile phone users have to pay for each SMS that they send though many mobile phone contracts now feature unlimited free texts.

Message are sent through mobile networks.

Let's go through the answer for SMS. SMS is private.

It is usually only shared with one of the person or a small group of people.

It's usually text that is shared between phones.

It's two-way communication.

Go to task one on the worksheet, complete the sections in the table for the remaining communication methods.

Read the description for each method of internet communication on the worksheet to help you complete it.

Pause the video while you complete the worksheet and resume once you have completed it.

How do your answers compare? Let's begin.

Email is not totally private method of communication so should not be regarded as private.

Email, for example is provided by an institution such as a school or a workplace will often be subject to a network use agreement.

This will grant administrators access to individual's emails.

Text, audio, video, and images can be shared.

It is usually between two people but it is possible to email groups of people.

Be careful with anything that you share via email, as anything can be passed on.

Email is two-way communication.

It is advisable to use email with adult support.

Video call, this is private.

It is two-way communication.

Be aware that there are ways to record video if you're using video calls.

So be careful what you share.

Instant messaging, for example WhatsApp is private.

Text, audio, video, and images can be shared.

It's two-way communication.

With many of the Instant messaging apps, there is functions to enable group chat.

But be careful again, what you share on Instant messaging especially in groups.

Anything can be easily shared by other people.

Blog posts are public.

Text and images can be shared.

It is one-to-many communication.

It's usually one-way communication but if comments are switched on, it could be two-way.

Video sharing, for example YouTube video is mostly public.

Video is shared.

There are adverts.

It's two-way communication if the channel allows for comments.

You should always ask a parent of carers consent before using YouTube.

Parental controls can also be set up.

Micro-blogging is public.

Twitter is an example of a micro-blogging site.

Text, video, and images can be shared on Twitter.

It is usually one-way communication but sometimes people do reply to tweets.

Websites for example, BBC Newsround.

This is public.

Video, texts and images are shared.

It's one-way communication but people can comments on some of the posts.

When accessing websites, you should do so with permission from an adult.

Many of these communication methods that we've discussed do have age limits and should only be accessed if an adult is with you.

How do your answers compare? Pause the video if you need to and go through your answers then resume when you're finished checking.

I hope your answers were something this.

How can we communicate? There are many different ways to communicate.

Here are some examples, making arrangements to meet friends, talk to a friend or relative in another country, share pictures of a family holiday or special occasion, advertise a school event, for example a play or a disco, wish someone, a happy birthday and publish a story that you have written.

You will be using these scenarios in the next task.

Task two: How can we communicate? Think about the first scenario, make arrangements to meet your friends and then using your knowledge from task one: Methods of internet communication.

Make sure you have completed your task one sheet handy.

Select the criteria and methods of communication from the list below, either public or private and then what needs media needs to be shared.

It could be text, it could be audio, video or images.

Is it one-way or two-way communication? Select which method of communication that each scenario is suited to from the following: SMS, email, video call, Instant messaging-WhatsApp, blog post, video sharing, e.



Micro-blogging-Twitter, websites such as BBC Newsround.

Let's go through scenario one: Making arrangements to meet friends.

The criteria is private.

Text, images and video can be shared.

It's two-way communication.

The method of communication should be SMS, WhatsApp or video call.

Go to the worksheet for task two and complete the table for three scenarios that you choose.

Decide which criteria and communication methods from the criteria and communication methods lists, when completing your table.

Pause the video and complete task two.

Resume once you have completed your task.

How did you get on with completing how we communicate? That was the table for task two.

Let's go through some model answers.

Starting with the second one down: Sharing pictures of a family holiday or a special occasion.

The criteria would be private, images would be shared, it would be two-way communication, the method of communication would be Instant messaging-WhatsApp but you may have included SMS. The next scenario: Wish someone happy birthday, the criteria will be private.

Text, images, video would be shared, it could be one or two-way communication.

If it was Two-way that would depend if the person responded.

The method of communication would be SMS, email, WhatsApp Instant messaging or video call.

For talk to a friend or relative in another country.

The criteria will be private, audio or video would be shared, it would be two-way communication, the communication method would most likely be video call.

Advertise a school event, for example a play or a disco.

This scenario would be public, text, images and video would be shared.

It would be one-way communication.

The method of communication would be via SMS, email, blog post or Twitter.

For publish a story that you've written, the criteria would be public.

It could include text, images or even video.

It's usually one-way communication.

The method of communication would, would be blog post or micro-blogging-Twitter.

So something to mention here is that blog posts can be set to be both one-way or two-way communication.

It depends on the settings that you choose, whether you turn on comments as the owner of the account.

So how did you get on? Hopefully you've got some answers similar to this.

Pause if you need to, to go over any of the scenarios.

Well done, task three for this unit: Important things to consider when choosing how to communicate.

I would like you now to think about the three most important things that you should consider when choosing how to communicate with someone when using the internet.

Start to think about the reasons why? Pause the lesson and complete the worksheet for task three.

You might want to include words such as privacy, sharing, the method of communication and whether it's one-way.

These are just some ideas to get you started.

Pause now and then resume once you've completed your top three.

How did he get on with task three? Identifying your three most important things to consider when choosing how to communicate.

Did you come up with some of the answers similar to the examples here? Privacy, certain information shouldn't be shared as it could be misused by other people.

The number and type of people you are communicating with.

What are you sharing? Referring to the content of your communication, make sure that you are careful where you share anything as it may not stay private if someone decides to share it or pass it on.

You may have included responses.

Do you need a response? And how timely do you need it? Did you come up with anything different that's relevant? How did your answers compare? So you've evaluated different methods of online communication, you've compared different methods of communicating, made decisions on whether to share content and learn that communication on the internet may not be private.

Thank you and good effort.

This concludes lesson six, unit one: Communicating Responsibly.

Thank you everyone and good effort.

I'd like to see some of your work if you, and it would be great if you could share it and take some photos.

Ask a parent or guardian permission, maybe even think about sharing it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tagging @OakNational and hashtag #LearnwithOak.

I've really enjoyed spending some time working with you, well done.