Practitioner consultation on the latest esafety resource from CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme

CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme endeavours to empower young people online through education. It has a range of resources that have been developed for use with children aged from 4-16, helping them to identify the risks they may face online and teaching them how to protect themselves and places to seek further support. CEOP’s range of preventative films, presentations, lesson plans and guidance are free for practitioners in the children’s workforce to access and deliver directly to the young people they work with. Through this cascade model practitioners have used Thinkuknow resources with children and young people on over 11 million occasions since the programme’s establishment in 2006.

In October this year CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme is planning to release its next resource to practitioners. The resource, First to a Million, is a 20 minute interactive drama highlighting the places that young people can go to report and seek support should things get out of control online. The resource is aimed broadly at secondary school aged children however CEOP is considering developing supporting materials for younger children which would include the film’s key messages in an audience appropriate format.

Feedback from experienced practitioners is really important to CEOP in the development of the guidance and lesson plans that they create to support our resources. CEOP will be conducting a virtual consultation with practitioners who work with young people in a variety of settings across the UK, which will directly shape the guidance we develop. The consultation will open the week commencing 30th July and will close 17th August. CEOP appreciate that this is during the summer holidays but they anticipate that this will only take up a short amount of  time and its important that CEOP ensure as much feedback as possible.

If you are able to participate please email education@ceop.gsi.gov.uk including ‘Consultation’ in the subject line. For further information about CEOP’s Thinkuknow education programme and to register for resources please visit: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers.

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