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Hello, I'm Mrs. Ford.

Welcome to Lesson 5 in our unit, Online and the media: Rights, responsibilities, and keeping safe.

In today's lesson, we're going to be looking at online behaviour rules.

We'll find out what the common rules are for online service providers.

We'll explore what the implications are if you go against the terms and conditions of an online service provider.

And finally, we'll look at the laws surrounding social media offences.

For today's lesson, you will need an exercise book or some paper and a pen.

You may choose to have an alternative colour pen to improve your work following feedback given in this video.

Before you press play on the video, you will have been asked to complete the introductory quiz.

If you haven't done that now, I would advise that you pause the video, complete the quiz and then jump back into the lesson.

So today we're going to be defining what we mean by acceptable behaviour when we are online.

We're going to look at the common online behaviour rules.

We're going to find out what the possible consequences are for unacceptable online behaviour.

And then you'll complete an exit quiz.

What keywords do you need for this lesson? You need to know what the word acceptable means.

It means being allowed, that something is suitable or that it's agreed.

Socially acceptable behaviours and activities of those that society the people in our community consider to be normal or behaviours that they approve of.

If that's what's acceptable means, then unacceptable behaviours of those that in society decide are unreasonable or inappropriate.

They may include behaviour and activity that offends other people, that are abusive, or ones that are completely inappropriate.

Please have a look at these.

Which of these do you think are acceptable or unacceptable? Leaving a classroom without permission to go to the toilet, listening to your classmates when they are answering the teacher's question in class, putting up your hand to ask a question about the lesson, or putting up your hand to tell the class that you have a new puppy in the middle of a history lesson on motte and bailey castles? Pause the video and work out which ones are acceptable and which ones are unacceptable and inappropriate.

Two or three are classed as acceptable.

They go towards societal rules and expectations.

If somebody is asked a question in class and you are listening to their answer, that is acceptable.

If you would put your hand up to ask something specific about the lesson, that's accessible.

However, it is unacceptable, it's not appropriate at the time to leave a classroom without first asking permission to go to the toilet.

If everybody did it, we could have 30 people just getting up and leaving.

Also putting up your hand to tell the class that you've got a new puppy when you're not even learning about puppies and you're in the middle of a history lesson learning about castles isn't appropriate.

Now I'm going to look at some of the common online behaviour rules.

All online service providers publish rules about the acceptable use and behaviours when you are using that product.

When you complete a signup for an online provider, you will be asked to accept their terms and conditions.

Without agreeing to the terms and conditions, you won't be allowed to create an account.

They do tend to be long and have lots of things to read, but generally will have a summary as well for those people who just need to know the key things.

Within these terms and conditions you'll find information about what the online provider deem to be acceptable behaviour and also what consequences they will dish out for unacceptable behaviours, so what might happen to you if you don't behave acceptably on their platform.

Here are some examples that I've gathered of common acceptable behaviours.

Be aware of the tone that you use in your post and how it could be read by others.

It should not come over to others as abusive or threatening.

I'm sure many of you, if you're able to message your friends who have sometimes sent a message or received a message, where you've read it in a tone that it wasn't meant for.

You might think that somebody is angry, but they're not.

They're just having to rush out to go and do something with the parents.

But be aware of how that might come across.

Refrain, so hold back, from posting anything that could be classified as hate speech.

So if you are directing hate to groups of people because of their age, their gender, their race, their religion, their disabilities, many other things that are included in there, their sexuality, then do not post that.

A lot of online providers have really, really clear and specific rules around hate speech.

You also need to safeguard your privacy and that of others which include your personal identity and personal information.

So make sure your privacy settings are really, really high.

And also, respect other people's intellectual property.

If somebody has put a poster, don't just copy it and paste it so it looks like you have come up with that really interesting post.

Make sure you acknowledge the person who created that in the first place.

Here's our girls.

So here's the scenario.

Aisha's friend Zoya, and we've looked at this in previous lessons, has shared a video of her without asking her for permission.

Aisha instead of getting in touch with Zoya personally, comments underneath the video and she says, "You better take that video down or I'll come to your house, take that phone out of your hand and take it down myself." Do you think that this behaviour is acceptable on Aisha's part? I want you to think about why or why not.

Have a little think of that, please.

So if you've come back, you've had a think about reasons why or why not Aisha's behaviour is acceptable or unacceptable.

The behaviour is not acceptable.

Aisha's threatened to go around to somebody's house, to take somebody's property off them, to take it down.

I understand that she will be feeling very frustrated that that video has been posted without her permission; however, it's not acceptable to respond to somebody through social media in this way.

What are the consequences then of violating and going against the online terms and conditions? What could happen to you if you don't follow those? Well, if you're found to behave unacceptably online, there are a range of different consequences that might occur.

You might receive a warning about your content from the provider.

The provider might decide to remove one of your posts or several if there are a few that go against the terms and conditions.

You might have a temporary ban from the provider's sites.

They might choose as a form of punishment, as a sanction to ban you for a week or a month from their site.

If you continue to do this afterwards, they might give you a permanent ban from the provider's sites.

So if you continually disregard their terms and conditions, they may choose not to have you on their site.

And finally, you might be taken to court for doing something.

Well, what's the law that surrounds this? Well, as with all human rights, there are laws to ensure that you are upholding the acceptable behaviours, that you are following what is deemed by society to be acceptable.

And the laws are there to protect you and other people from the potential risks that come with not following those acceptable behaviours.

Some of the unacceptable behaviours are not just against the terms and conditions but they are illegal.

For example, hate speech, being abusive or being threatening in online, and they might lead to someone being prosecuted in a court of law.

If somebody is continually posting an abusive, threatening or hate speech online, you can take that to the police.

Keep the evidence and take it with you.

Let's move on to our task.

I want you think which consequence you think that Aisha might receive for using this threatening language online? And which consequence do you think that Zoya might receive for sharing the video without permission? Now, remember, you have these as options: receiving a warning, having the post removed, having a temporary ban from the provider's sites, a permanent ban from the provider's sites or being taken to court? Pause the video and have a think about the consequences for Aisha and the consequences for Zoya.

Right, let's have a look at some feedback then.

Now when you look at the consequences, they go serious.

The further down our list, it becomes more serious.

I believe that if Zoya complained and reported the post from Aisha, that she would receive a warning about this and she will be told not to post things like this onto other people.

If Zoya has shared the video without permission, she may receive a warning and have the post removed from the site.

If she continues to receive reports about things like this, about posting videos without permission, the provider then may choose to give her a temporary ban.

I want you to have a think.

Why is it important to have laws to guide how we behave online? Pause the video and have a think about that now, please.

Well, to have laws online means that you can uphold fairness and equality across society.

We can make sure that people are treated fairly and with equality.

It's really important that people see that they are supported and protected in the same way as others around them.

They are also there to protect digital citizens from risk of harm.

The right to safety and security are for every single person online or offline, and it is important that the laws uphold that and protect us all from risk of harm.

They remind you to protect yourself from harm.

When you see what these laws are, you will remind yourself to protect yourself to do everything to keep yourself safe when you are online.

They also provide security and certainty for people because they ensure that people operate within societal expectations.

If we walk out into the streets and there is a lawless society, so there are no laws, we would feel anxious that we aren't aware of how we should behave and how we expect others to behave.

The same is there for online.

We want to know that we are safe and secure and we want to know what we expect when we log on.

And here's our final task.

So I'd like you to create an informative advertisement to remind people of the reasons why it's important to have laws that guide our online behaviours.

By informative, I mean you are providing information to other people.

Your advertisement can either come in the form of a speech, maybe going to act out the advert.

You could do this as a poster or you could also use a comic strip to say how an acted out advert would look.

You will need to plan out your responses first.

I want you to remember to include the following things.

If you've been with us from Lesson 1 to 5, you can include information from all of those lessons.

Or if you've just joined us in Lesson 5, you can just use the information from here as well.

I want you to think about how laws protect people's rights, needs, and wishes.

I want you to think about why we need protecting online and also what are the consequences of behaving unacceptably, and these are consequences not only for you but for other people as well.

So if we behave unacceptably, what is the impact to others? Pause the video, plan out your information and then create your advertisement, please.

Well, thank you for joining us for Lesson 5.

Don't forget that before you go, you have the exit quiz to complete to see how much progress you make.

I'd also love it if you would share the work that you've created with Oak National.

Bearing in mind we're looking at online safety, you need to ask your parents or carers to share this work and they can share it on Twitter and they can tag us in into @OakNational and #LearnwithOak.