Safer Internet Day 2020 resources for Educators

10 Jan 2020 Becca Cawthorne

For Safer Internet Day 2020, we have created a range of educational resources which are designed for educators working with young people aged 3-18-years old, including specific resources for educators to use, helping them to make the most of the day and the resources available to them.

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February with the slogan ‘Together for a Better Internet’. In the UK, the day will be celebrated with a specific focus on identity online.

About Safer Internet Day 2020

In the UK, we choose an annual theme that we think best suits the current landscape of online safety and the issues that young people may face online. This year, we are encouraging young people to explore how they manage their online identity and think about how the internet shapes their view of themselves and others.

We will look at whether the internet allows young people to experiment and express themselves, or if they feel limited in who they can be online, and how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online. By opening up conversations around online identity, we aim to inspire young people to support each other in being who they want to be, to celebrate difference, and help work towards creating a truly inclusive internet.

Each year, to help schools to celebrate Safer Internet Day, we create a range of educational resources that look at the theme in a way that is suitable for children and young people of different ages.

What is the pack for educators?

This pack has been designed to support educators in getting the most out of the Safer Internet Day Education Resources.

The pack includes information about how all of the resources can be used within different settings, and the ways educators can get involved in Safer Internet Day. This pack includes advice on handling disclosures about online risks, as well as advice on how to establish a safe and supportive learning environment for delivering messages around online identity.

We understand that settings can have different amounts of time available to dedicate to Safer Internet Day, so this pack offers different options for adapting and using all of the Education Packs effectively, whether you have 30 minutes or more than a day to do so.

Staff led presentations

All of the Education Packs for young people contain presentations which can be delivered around the theme of digital consent along with detailed lesson plans, quick activities and wider activities.

Educators can also access Childnet’s staff led presentations which can be used when presenting to staff and parents about online safety messages.

Join hundreds of organisations across the UK

You can link up with the wider campaign taking place across the UK – and globally in more than 130 countries – by joining the social media campaign and registering as an official supporter.

Simply complete our registration form to become an official supporter on our website and receive your supporter certificate.

Also, remember to download our template to make your pledges for the Safer Internet Day social media campaign #freetobe.

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