A deep dive into our resources: 11-14 years edition
Each year in the UK, Safer Internet Day explores a new issue or theme which is impacting the lives of young people in the UK.
We have created a vast array of resources to support you in delivering sessions for Safer Internet Day, whether you are a school, nursery, youth group, library, police service or wider.
By helping learners to feel confident and secure, they are more likely to share their ideas and opinions, ask questions, and contribute to discussions without fear of judgment or negative feedback.
Top tips for over 11s
The internet can be a great place to learn new things, keep in touch with friends, and to have fun. We have some tips to help 11-18 year olds to stay safe and positive online, as well as how you can #PlayYourPart in creating a better internet.
We also have an educational pack for 11-14s – see below for a deep dive into what we have to offer those delivering sessions this Safer Internet Day.
What is included in the educational resources for 11-14 years?
To support your assembly for 11-14 year olds, we have prepared a PowerPoint presentation supported with questions, prompts, pictures and animated icons to maximise engagement from your learners.
Questions to get learners thinking include: What do you enjoy most about going online? Are games a space where it does not matter who you are? Do you think that gaming is an equal playing field?
There are also simulated examples of gaming chat forums put to your pupils to make them think about decisions such as sending appropriate responses, withholding personal information, and reporting or blocking.
This will complement the assembly slides for learners aged 11-14. These include prompts to encourage engagement with the questions and activities on the accompanying slides, and even gives pointers about when to pause to allow discussion, and when to click on animated aspects of the presentation.
This includes an overview of activities for 11-14 year olds, so that you can nuance activities to suit the needs and abilities of your learners.
With many activities to choose from, ranging in group size and length of time, you won’t be short of ideas!
You may also use our editable, printable Parents and Carers Information Letter helpful when letting parents and carers know that your school will be involved in Safer Internet Day.
What are the learning objectives of these resources?
To support with the selection of activities, we have provided learner outcomes where relevant.
These have been taken from the free, non-statutory Education for a Connected World framework and can also be mapped against curricula or programmes of study that reflect your context. For further free online safety resources mapped to the framework, visit:
How else can I get involved in Safer Internet Day?
Other than download the appropriate educational resources pack, there are a few other things you can be doing if you want this year’s Safer Internet Day to be bigger and better than ever.
Sign up to our supporter’s registration
Just head to our page right here. Once registered, you will receive a certificate to show your support for the day and, following review, your logo, organisation name and supportive statement will appear on the UK Safer Internet Centre website.
Utilise our social media pack
Help us reach more young people than ever before and shout about us on social media with the help of our trusty social media pack
Check out our Safer Internet Day films
We have created a range of Safer Internet Day films to help you deliver sessions for Safer Internet Day, whether you are a school, nursery, youth group, library, police service, or wider.