klicksafe informsCrime Scene Class Chat - Materials for Pedagogical Practice

In her book "Wir verlieren unsere Kinder" (We are losing our children), principal Silke Müller draws the attention of educators and pedagogical experts to the problem of criminal content and content harmful to minors in class chats. This overview shows which materials klicksafe and Handysektor use to support teachers and students in dealing with class chats.

At the latest at secondary school, students independently create so-called class chat groups. These can be helpful because information about homework or school events can be exchanged quickly and easily. However, a lack of netiquette, time or topic limits often lead to excessive demands in class chat groups. Other risks in class chats include cyberbullying and the sharing of pornographic and other illegal content such as violent videos, Nazi symbols or racist memes.

What can teachers do?

To prevent problems, educate students at the beginning of the school year about the risks of class chats and set rules for group chats. Make it clear what content belongs in the chat and what must not be shared under any circumstances. Determine together who will take care of compliance with the rules and possible sanctions. klicksafe offers the teaching unit "Rules for class chat" for the development of such rules. Classes can record the rules they have worked out on the poster "Our rules for class chat" to go with the lesson. The lesson is suitable for grades 5 and up. Classes can order the poster for the lesson as a print version (size DIN A 1) from klicksafe.

Videos on the topic of class chats for teenagers

The video "Mega-Spam und Mobbing im KLASSENCHAT" by Handysektor  is about the most common problems in class chats and possible solutions for young people. The video "WhatsApp class groups" by klicksafe asks young people about their experiences, usage habits and problems in class chats.

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