Safer Internet Day Communication Activity

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 01 February 2019 > Webpicks

International Safer Internet Day on 5 February encourages everyone to learn good online habits. A downloadable activity from Microsoft is perfect for language learning. It combines arts and crafts, English and Internet safety in one simple package.

The activity involves downloading and printing out what they call a "chatterbox" — also called a fortuneteller, or a "cocotte" in French. They can follow the written instructions, or watch a video, to fold and make their chatterbox. Then they can play the game: when someone makes their choices, they get an internet safety tip like, "Online actions have offline consequences.

Usable from A2. You can download the chatterbox here, and the page also has more detailed information about each of the eight tips. That is more complex, and therefore more difficult — B1 and up. But it can be useful for you to provide simplified information to your pupils.