10th February 2015 saw schools and settings throughout Kent and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day. Events included special whole school assemblies, pupil surveys, talks for parents, competitions, digital pledges, DigiDuck story time sessions, classroom activities, Lync (video conferencing) sessions, pupil led assemblies by e-Safety champions, and more!
To celebrate all of the wonderful new content created specially for Safer Internet Day 2015 I’ve collated a list of new and updated resources and links and this post will be updated throughout the week.
Please feel free to add any links and recommendations of new resources created to celebrate the “Let’s create a better internet together” message in the comments section below.
UK Safer Internet Centre:
- #Up2Us Campaign
- Safer Internet Day Quiz – Are you a good friend online?
- Safer Internet Day 2015 – Make a SID promise
- Friendship in a Digital Age report
- Safer Internet Day Education Packs. Suitable for Primary, Secondary and Parents/Carers. Not just for SID!
- SID TV – Two 20 minute sessions filled with video content and clips suitable for children aged 8-15. Could be used in short segments or as a full clip
- New Think U Know Toolkit – KS3/4
The BBC have published new resources regarding their “Be Smart” campaign #besmart
- CBBC Stay Safe – New videos and content added. Suitable for KS2/3
- BBC Be Smart – New videos and resources. Suitable for KS2/3/4 and parents/carers
- Be Smart famous faces KS2/3/4
- Be Smart student stories KS3/4
- Students know how to “Be Smart” online (KS3/4)
- Interview with Lorin LaFave mother of Breck Bednar KS3/4
- Newsround – Video clip ” Why some of you don’t feel safe on the internet”. Suitable for KS2/3
- Newsround – Your Internet Safety Questions – Live Q&A taking part on SID. Suitable for KS2/3
- BBC Women’s Hour on Radio 4 – 10th Feb 2015 (SID discussion 15:00- 30:00)
- BBC Radio One – a week of shows dedicated to online safety (KS3/4) – NB. Some content is yet to be released (10.2.15)
- Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities
- Centre for Child Protection at University of Kent – 33% discount off training (only available until 17th Feb 2015)
News and reports
- BBC – “Many children taking risks online“
- BBC NewsBeat – “Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was bullied after becoming famous“
- The Guardian – “Safer Internet Day: Third of young people targeted with ‘mean’ online behaviour“
- Irish Examiner – “What’s your story? Young people encouraged to take part in internet safety competition”
- The Independent – “The Children Act has to be brought into the 21st century“
Others (including Industry and organisations)
- Insafe – Safer Internet Day Gallery – Resources across the Globe!
- Internet Matters – New interactive age guide videos to help parents understand more about the key things they can do to keep their children safe online.
- Digitally Confident – New resources are being added all week
- Know the Net – “Safer Internet Day 2015: Parents say social media a mixed blessing for kids“
- EU Kids Online
- Facebook – Think before you share guide for Teens
- Kidscape – KS3 lesson plan
- Family Lives/ Bullying UK – Parents Guide to Social Networking
- LSE – Children’s Rights in the Digital Age – Public Lecture (available as a webcast)
- Stonewall UK – Staying Safe Online Guide
- UK Children’s Commissioner Blog and top tips
- Lucy Faithfull Parents Protect Leaflet
- Twitter – New tools
- Generation 2000 – Wise Kids Research (YouTube Link) and report
- The Parent Zone – “My Tech Family” – Aimed at Primary School engaging parents/carers
- The British Library – My Digital Rights (KS3/4)
- Spunout.ie – Online Safety Hub
- Cyberstreetwise – Working To Help Families Stay Safe And Be Cyber Streetwise Online
- The Parent Zone – Digital Membership
- Crimestoppers – Blog for families
- Microsoft UK – Do1MoreThing campaign
- Google UK – Take a Security Checkup!
- Disney UK – Safer Internet Day
- AVG – Making the web a more positive place this Safer Internet Day – useful infographic about cyberbullying
- Club Penguin – Safety Centre KS2
- e-Safety Adviser – Safer Internet Day – Creative Inspiration and Ideas
- Ask.FM Updated Safety Centre
Please be aware that these links may not work if content on external sites is changed, removed or updated. Inclusion is not an endorsement by KCC. Any key stages mentioned are suggestions only and schools/settings/professionals should always check that resources are appropriate before using with children and young people.
With thanks to the wonderful Twitter community for sharing, retweeting and more including: UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, Think U Know, NSPCC, Internet Matters, Vicki Shotbolt, Karl Hopwood, Adam Welch, e-Safety Adviser, Annie Mullins, Zoe Breen, Laura Higgins, Sonia Livingstone, Simon Finch, Alan Earl, Ken Corish, Charlotte Aynsley, Andy Place, Sangeet Bhullar, Centre for Child Protection