Is it OK….?

Preparation

  • Pens or pencils
  • Scrap paper

Before starting, everyone participating in the video meeting will need to make four signs for themselves….. ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘sometimes’, and ‘don’t know’.

Make sure anyone taking a leading role is aware of all the practical guidance in the ‘Is it OK’ sheet (see download below). It’s important everyone is on the same page so the message is clear.

Play the game

  1. Everyone gathers by their screen / webcam
  2. The person leading the game should read out one of the sentences from the ‘Question suggestions’ below. They all start with ‘Is it OK…’, for example, ‘Is it OK to watch films online?’. Once they’ve finished, they should count down from three to one, and then say ‘go’.
  3. Once the person leading the game says ‘go’, everyone should hold up their own sign that they think answers the question.

Sometimes everyone may hold up the same sign, and sometimes people may disagree or not know. That’s OK – the aim of the game is for everyone to think and learn.

  1. The person leading the game might read out some more information, for example, ‘what if the film has an ‘18’ age rating?’. They should count down from three to one, then say ‘go’ again.
  2. Everyone hold up the sign they think answers the question now they have some more information. They can keep the initial sign up if they think the answer is the same.
  3. The person leading the game should help everyone talk about why they chose to go to the sign they’re at. They should use the guidance on the ‘Is it OK’ sheet to help everyone understand what is and isn’t OK.

If you want a faster pace, save the discussion, debate, and guidance until after the game.

  1. Everyone should keep playing until they run out of questions (or time).

 

Age Range:                     Explorers or Scouts

Time to Complete:         15 – 20 mins

Badge Requirements:   Digital Citizen Staged badge

 

Resources:

Is It OK Questions

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls