Key principles of effective e-safety education
The evidence review explores common elements of successful educational interventions across a range of PSHE topics, with the aim of supporting teachers and educators to deliver effective and engaging e-safety prevention work.
The report reveals that effective interventions are more likely to engage with parents and the wider community, the importance of using interactive and skills-based teaching strategies, and effective monitoring and evaluation.
The 11 Key Principles, expanded on in further detail in the report, are:
- A whole-school approach including multicomponent interventions
- Varied teaching styles addressing a range of factors
- A developmental programme which is appropriate to pupils’ age and maturity
- Learning which is inclusive of difference and socioculturally relevant
- Well-trained teachers
- Theory/research-based and factual
- A positive approach, avoiding ‘scare tactics’ or confrontational strategies
- Clear goals and outcomes, and effective monitoring and evaluation
- Support from school leadership teams and other authorities
- Community, parent and pupil engagement
- Intervention must be of adequate length or intensity