Primary School

Online safety resources

We’ve created a hub of resources to help teachers keep children safe online. You’ll find a selection of resources you can use in the classroom with children or use our parent pack to continue the online safety conversation at home.

In addition to our parent pack featuring bespoke resources for parents, you’ll find a range of primary school (KS1 and KS2) 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 primary 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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Primary teaching resources
A large hub of resources for Year 1 - 6 students created for teachers by teachers. You'll find teaching ideas to support students throughout the year.
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Lesson resources
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EduCare Keep children safe online recommendation
Created by Educare as part of TES the 13 personal and practical recommendations on how to keep children safe online.
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Lesson resources
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Childnet Project deSHAME online sexual harassment toolkit
The project dEShame was created by Childnet (UK), Kek Vonal (Hungary), Save the Children (Denmark) and UCLan (UK), co-financed by the EU. The aim of the project is to increase the reporting of online sexual harassment.
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Lesson resources
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Lesson plan – Think before you speak, post, or hit send
Create by Educate Empower Kids, this lesson plan highlights some key actions to help kids to develop their think before they speak, post, or send anything online. They have also highlighted the importance of discussing digital footprint.
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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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Guides
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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.
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Guides
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Top tips to deal with cyberbullying
Bullying has changed and can now happen anywhere, anytime. Help protect your child from the lasting effects of cyberbullying by learning how to help them deal with it.
Bullying has changed and can now happen ...
Guides
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UK social media guidance
Official UK social media guide created to by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) to help parents and carers engage with their children on how they use social media and help them to navigate any potential risks
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Online safety videos
Use our range of videos to raise awareness of online safety at parents evenings, one-to-one sessions.
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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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Guides
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Top tips to deal with cyberbullying
Bullying has changed and can now happen anywhere, anytime. Help protect your child from the lasting effects of cyberbullying by learning how to help them deal with it.
Bullying has changed and can now happen ...
Guides
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Parent presentation – Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying presentation, along with the scripts, that you can download and use at parents evenings or assemblies.
Cyberbullying presentation, along with the scripts, that ...
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Parent presentation – Bullying
Online safety presentation, along with the script, that you can download and use at parents evenings or assemblies.
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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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Policy & guidance
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Whole school approach to bullying
Anti-bullying Pro has created a process guide for staff to implement a whole school approach to bullying.
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Policy & guidance
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Bullying Guidance for schools
Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to bullying.
Guidance for schools on preventing and responding ...
Policy & guidance
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Cyberbullying guidance
This Guidance is desgined to support school in preventng and responding to cybebullying. It has been created by Childnet as part of UK Internet Safety centre. It has four parts, understandng bullying, preventing cyberbullying, responding to cyberbullying and supporting school staff.
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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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