Free resources and ideas to help you plan the new school year!

31 Aug 2023 Becca Cawthorne

With the summer break coming to an end, we want to share some of our free resources, competitions, top tips and more to help you add online safety topics to your curriculum.

From our innovative resources to pupil powered online safety programmes, Childnet has stayed at the cutting edge of the latest tech trends by speaking to thousands of children and young people face-to-face each year.

Add online safety into your school planning with our new Online Safety Calendar!

If you’re looking to keep track of all the days, events and milestones throughout the academic year.  Our free annual Online Safety Calendar offers engaging ways to add online safety advice into the curriculum.

From September all the way to August, this calendar has all the key awareness days you need to know about, resources you can use to mark them, as well as points in the year that could work to refresh your pupils’ online safety knowledge and test their skills.

Childnet’s Digital Leaders Programme is a is a peer-led online safety programme open to all UK schools and youth settings.

The Childnet Digital Leaders Programme was created by online safety experts and teachers in consultation with young people themselves.

Its interactive, gamified and engaging approach aims to help young people become advocates for the positive and safe use of technology in their educational settings and beyond.

The programme offers a variety of activities, resources, and tools to help young people become Digital Leaders and promote digital literacy and safety among their peers.

ReelLife helps to guide young people through three main types of risk when using social media: sharing personal information, being contacted by others, and receiving posts and stories.  

As well as some fun group activities in our printable version of ReelLife, we have an interactive ‘gamified’ version that you can use with learners full of  helpful advice and top tips.

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At Childnet, we run in-person and online, educational sessions for children and young people, as well as parents, carers, and educators.

Join hundreds of schools the country who have signed up for interactive, discussion-based sessions on online safety with our team of educational experts.

Make a booking through our online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch!

Childnet’s website has lots of free resources, guides, toolkits, advice and more! These resources have been created by educational experts for young people of all ages, young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), parents and carers, educators or anyone working with children and young people. 

Have a look to see what you can use! We hope that you can use our resources to create a fun lesson or two!

Professionals Online Safety Helpline

As part of the back to school period, it is important to remember that any professional who works with children and young people in the UK can always contact the Professionals Online Safety Helpline for advice and support with any online safety issue they may be facing. Available Monday – Friday 10 – 4pm through email or phone 0344 3814 772.

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