New resources launched to help support young people with SEND to Thrive Online

20 May 2022 Becca Cawthorne

Childnet, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, are delighted to announce the launch of the brand new Thrive Online resources. These resources are designed to empower young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to build happy and healthy online relationships.

The Thrive Online resources cover the important topics of healthy online relationships, digital wellbeing and online pornography for parents and carers of young people aged 11 and over with SEND.

Resources for educators and those working with young people

Through working with and listening to young people, educators, and parents, Thrive Online provides relevant and age appropriate resources to empower young people online.

For educators, each topic contains a series of three lessons and films designed to initiate discussion and help young people navigate online spaces, learn essential strategies, and recognise the impact of online behaviour and actions.

Each topic area has its own specific resource and learning objectives, these are:

  • Thrive Online Educators Guidance
  • Lesson Plan 1: How does being online make you feel?
  • Lesson Plan 2: Online pressures
  • Lesson Plan 3: Digital resilience
  • Accompanying slides, including three short films
  • Thrive Online Educators Guidance
  • Lesson Plan 1: Understanding healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Lesson Plan 2: Managing online conflict
  • Lesson Plan 3: Consent in online relationships
  • Accompanying slides, including three short films
  • Thrive Online Educators Guidance
  • Lesson Plan 1: What is online pornography?
  • Lesson Plan 2: Reasons and motivations
  • Lesson Plan 3: Potential negative impacts
  • Accompanying slides, including three short films

There will also be a range of brand new modules on the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme.

The resources for parents and carers are designed to help spark conversations and help you support your child around the topics of online pornography, healthy relationships and digital wellbeing.

Each parents resource contains a downloadable pdf with key information and conversations starters, as well as videos answering frequently asked questions from parents and cares.

You can find all of the resources at

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