Internet safety resources
Internet safety resources
Below are some resources that may be useful in schools
- E-safety Policy Template
- Mobile Tech Policy Template
- Parent Agreement Template
- School reporting log template
- Social Media Policy Template
- Example Incident Flowchart
Be Internet Citizens
In 2017, YouTube launched Be Internet Citizens (BIC) in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), delivering in-school workshops and practitioner trainings across the UK. Beyond basic e-safety or media literacy, BIC encourages teenagers aged 13+ to explore what citizenship means in the digital era, including clear calls to action. Following over 6 months of development, ISD have now launched a brand-new curriculum for both schools and youth groups, reflecting the lived experiences and challenges young people face online. The resources are free to download and include a series of action-oriented sessions, unpacking key topics such as:
- How to identify mis- and disinformation (g. conspiracy theories, clickbait, manipulated media);
- Exploring fact versus opinion, including how sensational content can be used to drive user engagement;
- The benefits and pitfalls of a ‘personalised web’, including algorithms and filter bubbles;
- Understanding unconscious bias and how it influences our worldview;
- Analysing 'us vs them' narratives, and how online echo chambers may widen social divides;
- Responding effectively to hate speech and forging more inclusive digital communities;
- Creating inspiring digital content to champion causes, promote positive messages and support peers.
Find it on Educate Against Hate here: https://educateagainsthate.com/resources/be-internet-citizens/
CEOP have just released a new Online Blackmail one hour session helping 15 – 18 year olds identify risk and get support when they need it. Included in the pack is:
- A session plan to help young people recognise the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour, and identify different people and organisations that can provide help if they need it.
- Two fictional news article worksheets developed in response to the latest research, intelligence from the NCA, and engagement with professionals and young people
This resource has been mapped to the curriculum, including Relationships and Sex Education. Online Blackmail has also been awarded the PSHE Association Quality Mark, demonstrating it supports safe and effective teaching practice. Also available is blackmail information advice for professionals, parents and teens - new articles to help professionals, parents, carers and young people learn more about how blackmail can manifest online:
- 360 degree Safe Online self-review tool
- Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Toolkit (ESAT)
- Parent Zone FREE Gaming or Gambling resource pack
The brand-new, Gaming or Gambling resource pack provides you with the information, films and practical advice that you need to be more confident and knowledgable about this emerging topic. Download your free pack now so that you can help children and families keep gaming safer and fun.
- Childnet.com have a number of resources for all ages
- Safer Internet Centre have lots of advice and guidance
- Educate against Hate - a government website that has a wide range of resources for classrooms of all ages, including those with autism spectrum conditions, giving teachers the information and guidance teachers to enable them to teach these sensitive subjects with confidence
- Resource list
- Be Internet Legends - A free resource for KS2 teachers from Google and The ParentZone
- NSPCC Stop Speak Support Campaign for Cyberbullying
- ConsumerNotice.org - a website to notify consumers of health and safety risks attributable personal and financial data vulnerability, among other things. From invasions of privacy to cyberbullying, children face more threats through the internet than previously possible. In the face of these new dangers, we've published a guide on how to protect children while they use the internet.Check out their new guide here: consumernotice.org/data-protection/internet-safety-for-kids/
Internet Matters, In their own words: the digital lives of school children - Looks at young people's experiences and views about their online lives. Identifies key themes from a survey of 14,944 young people aged 11-16-years-old in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland conducted in autumn 2019. Findings: content risk is more commonly experienced than contact risk, with pro-suicide content being the most frequently seen and mentioned; and vulnerabilities are likely to be exacerbated in the digital environment.
NSPCC How Safe 2021: online conference - The NSPCC’s two-day child protection and safeguarding conference is taking place online between 4 and 5 March 2021, and will be available on demand the following week. Speakers include Dez Holmes, the Director of Research in Practice, who will talk about adolescent safeguarding, including the implications of harms that often occur outside the family, such as youth violence, criminal exploitation, county lines and sexual exploitation.
House of Commons Library, Online Safety - The House of Commons Library has published a research briefing looking at government plans to regulate harmful content online which includes protecting children from age-inappropriate content and other harms. The briefing covers the Online Harms White Paper and the government’s response to the consultation.
Hope not Hate, Signs of Hate A Safeguarding Guide to Online Hate - A guide to spotting and understanding the signs of far-right radicalisation. This booklet has been designed to provide information to safeguarding leads in schools and to others who work to support young people and to educate about the harms of far-right extremism and radicalisation.