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Online safety

We’re helping schools by making and collecting resources that will help schools be e-safe schools.

Some are resources we have created, some are based on the work of others and some resources are linked from other sites.

All schools are welcome to take any of our work that they find helpful and reuse it to suit their needs.  It can be re-branded and changed – just use it!

We’ve acknowledged where we’ve used others’ work – and indicated where it came from.

Safer Internet Day 2019 will take place on Tuesday 5th February with the theme ‘Together for a better internet’.

ParentInfo is a regularly updated and free feed of information, advice and sources of support that schools can deliver to parents and carers – a pipeline of information they can integrate seamlessly into their own websites and use in other formats.The service aims to deliver information on a whole range of parenting themes, the emphasis being on helping parents and carers develop their children’s resilience to the risks and pressures they face in today’s world. The articles and videos cover difficult topics about sex, relationships and the internet, body image and peer influence.

To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying, Childnet have launched new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical PSHE toolkit for teachers.

‘You can’t live without it’: Girls rights in a digital world Plan International UK has published findings from a survey of 1,002 young people aged 11-18 in the UK, which shows that: 48% of girls have experienced some form of harassment or abuse on social media; and 73% have taken specific actions to avoid being criticised online; boys are less likely than girls to experience abuse, with 40% reporting a negative experience and 59% taking evasive actions to avoid being criticised. The charity has also published a report looking at girls’ rights in the digital world.

Perils and Possibilities: Growing up Online  provides a global insight into young people’s opinions and perspectives on the risks they face as they move towards adulthood in a digital age.

Families and screen time provides an overview of advice for parents on how to manage their children’s use of digital media, drawing on the work of the Parenting for a Digital Future research as well as a literature review and mapping exercise of prominent sources of advice.