Digital Safety Resources
Do you work with young people, and need guidance on digital safety topics such as social networking, online bullying, gaming, sexting. Check out the links below…
Activities and Lesson Plans
Digital Literacy and Citizenship Digital literacy and citizenship teaching in school.
CBBC Stay Safe BBC’s e-safety videos – good intros for lesson or class discussions.
TES Teaching Resources An extensive resource bank for all subjects, including e-safety, with resources and lesson plans created and shared by teachers (sign up required).
Chatdanger A site for teenagers that shares advice on how to stay safe while chatting online.
Childnet Resource sheet aims to help parents understand the positive and creative ways young people are using social networking spaces. It also points out the potential risks of using these sites and ways to minimise these risks.
Facebook Family Safety Centre Useful info and tips (you do not need an account to view).
Google+ Safety Centre Useful info and tips (you do not need an account to view).
So you got naked online A practical guide for young people who are worried about images they have taken of themselves or others which are available on the internet.
Twitter Help Centre – Tips for Teachers Useful info and tips (you do not need an account to view).
Where to go for help
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Police agency tackling child abuse on the internet – includes a unique facility to report actual or attempted abuse online.
Childnet The ‘Need Help’ area provides advice about how to report concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour. In their ‘Teachers and Professionals’ area you will find resources to help you use the internet safely and positively as a professional, and information to help safeguard your workplace and the young people you work with. Their ‘Hot Topics’ section contains detailed information on a range of e-safety topics such as downloading, sexting, social networking, gaming and grooming.
Internet Watch Foundation The UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet. It deals specifically with child abuse and criminally obscene images hosted in the UK and internationally.
NSPCC Net aware Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world – a guide to the social networks kids use.
Digizen Advice on preventing and responding to cyberbulling and info on social networking.
KidsSMART Fun games and activities for children alongside effective internet safety advice.
Think U Know Run by CEOP, for children, parents and teachers.
CCLI_Fact_File_Internet A Church Copyright Fact Sheet produced by CCLI,with guidance to the copyright implications for churches that upload/download text/audio/video to and from the internet.