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Research: Supporting educators on issues of online safety
This report focuses on the importance of frontline services which directly support families: schools. Most children in England spend more than 30 hours at school per week. Some families look to teachers as a source of support in many aspects of life, educational and noneducational – including online life.
This report focuses on the importance of ...
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Report: A Whole New World? Towards a Child-Friendly Metaverse
This report summarises current developments in the metaverse landscape, along with early evidence of the opportunities and risks posed to children. It presents new research into what families think and feel about the metaverse, based on an original survey conducted for Internet Matters.
This report summarises current developments in the ...
Lesson resources
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BBC Bitesize
BBC Bitesize is a revision and recap service for students from KS1 to GCSE with additional links to lesson plans for teachers and support for parents. Other topics on BBC Bitesize include support for young people's mental health and wellbeing as they learn along and includes activities based on interest in social media, video games and more.
BBC Bitesize is a revision and recap ...
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Amaze sex education videos
Amaze's educational videos are designed to help take the awkward out of sex education. With videos on important online issues like porn, relationships and more, parents and teachers can support children's mental health and wellbeing. Break the ice to help young people learn about sex to avoid misconceptions from friends, social media or elsewhere online.
Amaze's educational videos are designed to help ...
Apps & Platforms
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Smartie the Penguin
Read Smartie the Penguin with your child and access a range of other fun things to do to help children learn about internet security and how to stay safe online. Created for 3-7-year-olds by Childnet, it covers issues around cyberbullying, in-app purchasing, inappropriate content and unreliable information to help keep children safe online.
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June 2022 tracker
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per year with a sample of 1000 children aged 9-16 and 2000 parents. This survey helps us analyse trends over time and compare responses by child’s age, gender, vulnerabilities and more. It also enables us to analyse differences in what parents and children report.
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per ...
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December 2021 tracker insights
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per year. This survey had a sample of 2000 UK parents of children aged 4-16-years-old. Around 25% were parents of vulnerable children. This survey helps us analyse trends over time and compare responses by child’s age, gender, vulnerabilities and more. It also enables us to analyse differences in what parents and children report.
Our tracker survey is conducted twice per ...
Lesson resources
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LGfL Act Early – Radicalisation Stories
Based on three real-life stories of young people whose lives have been affected by radicalisation, Act Early Stories includes powerful videos and ready to use session slides, designed to spark discussion and support vulnerable young people. To help build confidence and reduce workload it also contains guidance notes, so teachers and youth workers can either use the entire session or individual activities.
Based on three real-life stories of young ...
Lesson resources
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TikTok Playbook
With a whole world of digital content at your students’ fingertips, our TikTok Playbook has all the information and advice you need to recognise the potential safeguarding issues, understand the latest privacy and security features and support students to use the platform safely.
With a whole world of digital content ...
Apps & Platforms
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The Online Together Project Interactive tool
This interactive tool has been designed by Internet Matters and Samsung to help support all young people, their parents and carers, to develop critical thinking skills and encourage a positive and inclusive culture online.
This interactive tool has been designed by ...
Guides
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Social Media Top Tips
Social networks are a great place for young people to stay in touch with friends and demonstrate their creativity. As a parent, there are simple things you can do to ensure your children’s experience is both safe and fun.
Social networks are a great place for ...
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The Online Together Project: Companion Guide
Our Companion guide for parents includes tips on how to help children and young people understand the way they think about gender, including stereotypes, discrimination, sexual and/or violent content.
Our Companion guide for parents includes tips ...
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