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Internet Safety

Safer Internet Day Tuesday 5th February 2019

‘Be the Change, unite for a better internet’

Safer internet day is celebrated right around the world, it is a great opportunity to talk to family, friends, colleagues, children and Young People about using the internet safely. The internet is part of our everyday life now and Children start using it from a very young age, technology is great and the internet is a fantastic resource when used in the right way.

For information resources including education packs for different age groups – including lesson plans and resources please follow the link below:

Safer Internet Day 5th February

See below five messages from Catch22 to keep yourself safe online.

Useful Resources

An updated list of 183 gaming and social media apps commonly used by young people is available here: Social Media Library April 2018. The list includes the names and description of the apps.

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) provides resources and guidance for parents and carers about how to keep children and young people safe online.

Liveskills – resources for professionals from thinkuknow

Net Aware – e-safety website from the NSPCC which includes a list of the latest websites and apps to be aware of

NSPCC – lesson plans and teaching and learning resources from the NSPCC

Safer Internet website includes links to training and guidance for professionals

Parent Zone is an advice and information website about online safety produced in association with Vodafone who publish a Digital Parenting Magazine with helpful advice and links.

PACE – Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation – helps parents across the UK understand about sexual exploitation and how parents are the prime agents in helping their children exit exploitative relationships.

The Children’s Commissioner launched the Digital 5 A Day initiative in August, details can be accessed here

Digital citizenship – Young people’s rights on social media In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s more important than ever that our young people are able to understand and feel in control of their online rights. But more often than not, they’re not even aware that they even have any.

The Children’s Commissioner for England, working with TES and Schillings International law firm, have produced three teaching packs to help young people become more empowered digital citizens. Relevant to citizenship and computing curriculums around the world, these packs include lesson ideas and simplified T&Cs for five major social media sites.

There are three packs available to download for free for 7-11 years, 11-14 years and 14-16 years, respectively


As part of its online e-learning the WSCB has a package called E-Safety – Guidance for Practitioners Working with Children. Registration is required to access the training. More details are here

Video Resources for e-safety

Ask before you watch 5-7 year olds

The Bigger Picture aimed for 7-11 year

Selfie Shack – Safer internet day

Your Image Your Future 14-18 year olds

Safer internet day – Parents and Carers