The internet can be a dangerous place for children. The increasing connectivity of today’s society makes it inevitable that children will go online—it’s where they study, where they play and where they connect with friends. But the ubiquity of the internet doesn’t mean it’s a safe place for kids.
- Click here for an excellent set of resources for primary and EYFS trainee teachers on the importance of eSafety by ITTE (The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education)
- Schools highly recommend the NSPCC work on eSafety. Click here to access school support packages and outstanding resources to use
- ThinkUKnow is the education programme of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) aimed at young people. SSF SCITT highly recommend using this website. The education programme consists of a presentation, which is given to young people in schools and other youth environments, a website aimed directly at young people, which also contains information for teachers and parents, a number of hard-hitting education films designed to make young people think about whom they are talking to online, and other resources including posters and a range of promotional material. It is based around three key themes:
How to have fun
How to stay in control (or how to take control)
How to report a problem