Safer Internet Day 2021 - 9th February
With everyone accessing the internet more than ever it is even more important to promote staying safe online.
This years theme is An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world exploring reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information and opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?
For more information, ideas and resources see the UK Safer Internet Centre
Guidance on Meeting online safely
With meetings, presentations and lessons continuing online we have created some top tips on meeting safely. Click here.
Support during Covid19
With young people being online for school as well as socially a number of new resources have been released to help children, young people, teachers and parents.
CEOP have released Home Activitiy Packs available on www.Thinkuknow.co.uk website. These have been created to support parents during Covid-19 and the closure of schools. Each fortnight, CEOP will be releasing new home activity packs with simple 15 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at home. The resources are split into age appropriate areas:
You can also access the new guidance for parents and carers designed to help manage some of the key challenges.
CEOP have also just released a new resource around online Blackmail for 15 - 18 year olds - see the resource page for more information.
The Be Internet Legends hub has evolved to support schools, pupils and families through new challenges and deliver content remotely. You can register interest in their LIVE online assemblies, parent sessions and assembly video here.
Critical Thinking Resources
Having more time on the internet means children and young people may come across fake news and conspiracy theories so giving them the skills to navigate these along with counter narratives is vital.
We have a number of presentations and lesson plans to help deliver these messages in PHSE / ICT classes, which can be tailored to your group - ask us for details.
The E-Safety Safeguarding Subgroup have developed a short survey that schools can use with students. The results from the survey can be requested so that the school can gauge their internet use and any issues that may need addressing in PHSE classes or internet safety sessions.
Check out the Resources Page
The Resource page has lots of templates and resources that you can use in school including a new toolkit on Gaming and Gambling from ParentZone.
The Gaming or Gambling resource pack includes:
- Two short films
- Frequently asked questions
- Top Tips
- Glossary of key phrases
- Lesson plan and teacher notes
Our resource library is too large to post here so if you have any specific requirements for resources then please contact us.
Helplines and Support
- POSH - Professional Online Safety Helpline -
- Teacher Support - Education Support Partnership
For more information and advice visit the Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Boards website