Posts tagged Online Safety
Teaching Online Safety in School Department for Education Guidance

A new guidance document from the Department for Education for primary and secondary schools to help them to provide the knowledge and skills training to children and young people to empower them to use the internet safely.

Topic areas covered include:

  • How to evaluate what children and young people see online

  • How to recognise techniques used for persuasion

  • Online behaviour

  • How to identify online risks

  • How and when to seek support

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Online Safety: A Practical Guide for Schools: Balancing risks and opportunities and promoting a practical approach

A guide produced by RM Safety providing practical tips and advice to school-based professionals on ensuring online safety of children in their school. The guide has 4 sections:

  • Policy and practice, leadership and management

  • Training and education for staff, students, parents and carers

  • Technical solutions

  • Reviewing your approach

The guide should be shared with all professionals responsible for ensuring the online safety of students, including the ICT team.

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Fraud advice for online gamers - Action Fraud

With more secondary school pupils choosing to play online games and the likelihood of them progressing onto pay-for games as they get older, they need to be aware of the potential scams that they may encounter whilst playing online games. The information from Action Fraud can be incorporated into Key Stage 3 and 4 PSHE and ICT lessons to inform students about these scams.

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Jessie & Friends: Online safety education for 4-7s National Crime Agency Resource

The National Crime Agency has created a new resource for use with 4-7 year olds to help them explore the topic of online safety. Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

The films are accompanied by a comprehensive resource pack for professionals, with session plans for each episode and guidance on safe and effective delivery. Also available are subtitled versions of the animations, storybooks, and posters for parents/carers and children.

The key message for children throughout Jessie and Friends is that if a child ever feels worried about anything that happens online, they should seek help from an adult they trust.

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Step Up, Speak Up! Childnet International Resources

Childnet International has produced a set of resources to help Key Stage 3 and 4 students to explore the topic of sexual harassment online. The resource includes 4 lesson plans which cover ground rules, understanding, responding and reporting peer-based online sexual harassment as well as a teacher toolkit, an assembly presentation and a peer-led workshop plan.

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Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Statutory Guidance February 2019

The Department for Education has published their amended Relationships Education for Primary Schools, Relationships and Sex Education for Secondary Schools and Health Education statutory guidance following consultation with key stakeholder groups. Core areas covered in the guidance include mental health and emotional wellbeing, puberty, online safety, basic First Aid and healthy and unhealthy relationships.

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