Internet safety continues to be a popular topic for schools to address, particularly as children and young people are spending more time online than ever before. On these pages you will find various workshops and resources to help you in your setting.
Internet Safety Ambassadors and workshops
Ambassadors are a great way to embed Internet safety into your school. The training takes a whole day and the cost per child is £10.
Students will get a workbook, a certificate and enamel badge on completion.
During the course we discuss their online behaviour including the opportunities and the risks of being online, wellbeing, where to find help and how they can help their school.
Workshops for all ages and parents are also a great way to start conversations around internet use. Topics can include:
- Digital footprint
- Live Streaming
- Critical Thinking
- Terms and Conditions
- Where to find Help
Contact us for more information.
“Thank you so much for coming in last Friday and delivering such an age-appropriate and informative session with my class. It was incredibly useful and the timing could not have been better.”
Internet Safety Day
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. UK Safer Internet Centre have created a range of resources for all ages. To find out more and get involved visit saferinternetday.org.uk
Internet Safety Game Launch
We have now launched our online safety game ‘Bao – It’s a Jungle out There’.
Developed with Special Schools and our EU partners, it can be played either in a class setting or at home (and encouraging parents to play along). The links to the game along with the guidance document, including lesson plans and conversation starters are here.
Feedback so far has been really positive:
"This is absolutely brilliant. I will definitely be using this. I pressed the link and just kept going. I have not looked at the lesson plans but it is a really rich resource which I think will be a really effective way of building resilience on line and helping to navigate the dangers.”
“I love it!! I have just had a go, I think kids will love it”
Guidance on Meeting online safely
With meetings, presentations and lessons continuing online we have created some top tips on meeting safely. Click here.
New CEOP Resources
The Dark Web Explained
Created by the National Crime Agency in collaboration with the Children's Society and the Marie Collins Foundation,
contains a short informational film and accompanying factsheets for professionals, parents and carers.
This resource has been developed in response to recommendations from professionals and from research which found that many professionals
and parents and carers do not understand the Dark Web and feel unequipped to talk to a young person about it should the need arise.
It aims to support professionals, parents and carers to understand the Dark Web, young people's use of it and how to discuss issues around it with young people who are using it.
Marie Collins Foundation: guide for Ukrainian parents
If you are working with Ukrainian parents displaced by the ongoing conflict, Marie Collins Foundation's new guide supports Ukrainian parents to talk to their children about online harms.
Other CEOP Resources
The following articles are available to help parents and carers keep their children safer online:
- A parent's guide to privacy settings
- Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
- What is the Internet of Things (IoT)?
CEOP have released a 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.
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