Early Years

Online safety resources

Find a selection of resources you can use in the classroom with children or use our parent pack to encourage parents to continue online safety conversations at home.

In addition to our parent pack featuring bespoke resources for parents, you’ll find a range of Early Years resources to help children develop the right digital skills to stay safe online in the classroom and at home with parents.

 

In the classroom

When it comes to educating secondary school children about online safety, as teachers it can be a challenge to keep adapting your teaching materials to evolve with the child’s age and new technologies.

We’ve compiled a diverse selection of lesson plans and other teaching resources to help you get the most from your time allocated to online safety. Keep checking for updates as we’ll be adding even more as they become available.

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Lesson resources
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Being Smart with your Smartphone
Childnet International and the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) have designed a lesson designed for teachers to use with 8-11 year olds to help them understand that it is possible to spend real money through their phones
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Online Safety Across the Generations
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We are the ones that are in control

Conversation at home

Many parents feel in the dark when it comes to their children’s internet safety and trust schools to help them get up to speed.

There are lots of easy ways that you can encourage parents to discover the information they need. We’ve provided some downloadable materials to help you. There are also resources available to help them find more engaging ways to get  children talking about e-safety.

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Online grooming guide
Grooming is when someone seeks to build an emotional connection with a child to gain their trust for sexual purposes. It happens both online and face to face.
Grooming is when someone seeks to build ...
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Protecting children from online pornography
By the age of 15 children are more likely than not to have been exposed to online pornography so, talking to them early on can equip them with the right coping strategies to deal with it.
By the age of 15 children are ...
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Parent pack: Posters
Use our range of posters to raise awareness of online safety at parents evenings, one-to-one sessions or as a simple take-away.
Use our range of posters to raise ...
Guide
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Helping keep children safe online
Learn more about our work and how we help school and families address online issues and support children to get the best out of technology.
Learn more about our work and how ...

Engaging with parents

Education about child online safety shouldn’t stop in the classroom. With the right support, there are plenty of ways parents can be involved in the process too.

We’ve created online safety presentations you can download and run through with parents to get them thinking about the issues. You’ll also find a selection of interactive resources to share with parents for use with children in their home environment.

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Guide
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Parent pack: Posters
Use our range of posters to raise awareness of online safety at parents evenings, one-to-one sessions or as a simple take-away.
Use our range of posters to raise ...
Guide
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Helping keep children safe online
Learn more about our work and how we help school and families address online issues and support children to get the best out of technology.
Learn more about our work and how ...
Guide
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Vulnerable Children Infographic
See insights from our latest vulnerable children in the digital world report which reveals insight into the online risks they may face online & possible solutions.
See insights from our latest vulnerable children ...
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Sharing tips for parents
If you are proud of your children, protect them when sharing images of them online with our 5 simple tips.
If you are proud of your children, ...

Keeping up with online safety training and policy

Keep up with the latest developments in online safety policies and procedures by taking a look through our list of resources. You’ll find resources around policy and guidance and the latest training programmes on a range of issues.

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Research
Online safety across generations - FOSI
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Guide
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Digital journey Guide
Guide for parents to help children navigate the online world safely.
Guide for parents to help children navigate ...
Policy & guidance
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Education for a Connected World
The UKCCIS framework offers guidance about the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives.
The UKCCIS framework offers guidance about the ...
Policy & guidance
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Keeping Learners Safe
This document contains guidance for local authorities and governing bodies on arrangements for safeguarding children under section 175 of the Education Act 2002.
This document contains guidance for local authorities ...

More resources

Use our school online safety age guides to give children the right advice to deal with some of the online challenges they may face.

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See online safety basics to help your child make smarter and safer choices online and get the best out of the fast-moving pace of technology.

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See the UKCIS Education for a Connected World framework which highlights what a child should know in terms of current online technology, its influence on behaviour and development, and what skills they need to be able to navigate it.

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