Stay Safe Online News & Useful information

Useful links and resources for students, parents/carers and staff

Opportunities to teach online safety to students:

  • Be Internet Legends developed by Parent Zone and Google is a free internet safety curriculum with PSHE accredited lesson plans and teaching resources for Key Stage 2 pupils

  • Disrespectnobody is Home Office advice and includes resources on healthy relationships, including sexting and pornography

  • Education for a connected world framework from the UK Council for Internet Safety supports the development of the curriculum and is of particular relevance to RSHE education and Computing. It is designed, however, to be usable across the curriculum and beyond (covering early years through to age 18) and to be central to a whole school or college approach to safeguarding and online safety.

  • PSHE association provides guidance to schools on developing their PSHE curriculum

  • Teaching online safety in school is departmental guidance outlining how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of existing curriculum requirements

  • Thinkuknow is the National Crime Agency/CEOPs education programme with age specific resources

  • Sexting: responding to incidents and safeguarding children - UK Council for Internet Safety. UK Safer Internet Centre has developed further guidance and resources that can help with the teaching of the online safety component of the Computing Curriculum.

Advice for governing bodies/proprietors and senior leaders

Remote education, virtual lessons and live streaming

Support for children

Parental support

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support

  • Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents

  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

  • Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls

  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world

  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online

  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

  • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online

  • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games

  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations

UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help

Staying Safe Online

Please click here to see a presentation delivered in a Year 7 assembly about staying safe online.

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