Online Safety – CSE etc, Wellbeing and Relationships | KS4
The #Listentoyourselfie campaign from Childline looks at healthy and unhealthy relationships. There are stories that are presented in written and video form and a checklist of what’s healthy and what’s not.
- The Party: Lara meets an older boy Dan and they start a relationship. Dan comes to Lara’s house while she is having a party with her friends and he starts to pressure her into having sex.
- The Game: Paul has an online friend JJ who he talks to about being gay or possibly bisexual. JJ sends Paul a naked picture and asks for one in return.
Both videos are available with closed captions and can be viewed here.
Online Safety | KS2, KS3, KS4
#LiveSkills is a package of resources focusing on live streaming. It explores the nuanced features of live streaming, and the specific risks children and young people can face. Live streaming is increasingly becoming one of the most popular online activities for children and young people and most apps now have live streaming functions.
The package for year olds explores self-esteem and positive and negative attention.
The session for 11+ includes an exploration of dealing with online pressure including identifying the various tactics that offenders use online to pressure young people and recognising some of the internal pressures young people can feel – including the impact of attention and gaining followers.
Anti-Bullying: Are you a boy or a girl? (Stonewall)
Bullying | KS2
This lesson plan has been designed to support you in your discussion of gender, gender stereotyping and gender identity with your pupils. The story, “Are you a boy or are you a girl?” lends itself to discussions of what it might mean to question your gender, and help support pupils who are gender variant and their classmates. There are some poignant questions at the end of the book that pupils could choose from, which allow for differentiation, a range of answers and method of completion.
Anti-Bullying: Secondary Assembly (Stonewall)
Bullying | KS3, KS4
This assembly explores some of the differences that exist within the LGBT community, specifically some the differences between the experiences of LGB and trans people. This assembly draws on what we know of young trans people’s experiences in schools in the UK today, as shown in our 2017 School Report, and seeks to empower secondary schools to tackle this type of bullying head on. It also aims to dispel common myths or misconceptions about trans people and encourage alliances in recognition of the challenges young trans people may face.
Band Runner (ThinkUKnow)
Online Safety | KS2
Band Runner is a fun new runner-style game for 8-10 year olds on the Thinkuknow website. The game features some familiar faces: Sam, Alfie and Ellie from the Play Like Share animations are continuing their adventures and helping children to build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they might encounter online.
Be internet legends (ParentZone and Google)
Online Safety | KS2
ParentZone have worked with Google to provide a free scheme of work for KS2. Teachers can order one pack each but more than one pack per school can be ordered. The lesson plans are accredited by the PSHE Association and these are accompanied by stickers and a poster. The scheme consists of five pillars to be Sharp, Alert, Secure, Kind and Brave. The children are also encouraged to share information with parents and carers. Schools can also request an assembly from the Google Internet Legends team by ticking a box on the order form.
Safeguarding | KS3, KS4
This package from Avon and Somerset Police is based on guidance from the Home Office, using the Disrespect Nobody campaign materials, but is tailored specifically to consent and sexual assault/rape, with additional input about the police. It also includes a video about the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), also known as ‘The Bridge’, which explains who they help and what services they provide, as we wanted young people in our force area to have access to information and support relevant to them locally, not just nationally. The lesson plan assumes that lessons about healthy relationships covering issues such as respect, trust and equality, have taken place beforehand as part of the broader PSHE curriculum taught by schools.
Drugs, Violence | KS3, KS4
In 2017, the Home Office, National Crime Agency, the National Police Chief’s Council, the Children’s Society and Victim Support, as well as a number of smaller, individual organisations have all released new guidance on approaching the county lines problem as awareness around the issue continues to grow. Recognising young people at risk and intervening early is a key part of the strategy. This resource package is aimed at raising awareness about the county lines problem and helping young people to maintain resilience against becoming involved in it.
Crossing the Line (Childnet)
Online Safety, PSHE | KS3
This toolkit is comprised of four films and accompanying lesson plans which explore the idea of ‘Crossing the line’. Young people like to push boundaries, and at times they might take a joke too far or engage in risky behaviour online. From behind a screen, they can’t always predict the consequences of their actions. Through discussion and activities, this toolkit challenges young people to not only reflect on their own behaviour online and discover what ‘crosses the line’ for them, but so they also know who and how to report when/if aspects of their online lives go wrong. The purpose of this toolkit is to help educators generate discussion among young people about their online experience. Using the short films as a spring board, the toolkit covers relevant topics such as cyberbullying, sexting, peer pressure and self-esteem.