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Online Safety - Key Stage 3&4


Guidance, Resources and Articles

Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

Teachers' Background Notes 

Spotting the Signs - Student Notes

Spotting the Signs - Teacher Notes

Am I Safe Online? - Student Notes

Am I Safe Online? - Teacher Notes


UK Council for Children Internet Safety (UKCCIS) - Sexting in schools and colleges - Responding to incidents and safeguarding young people (pdf)


BBC News - Social Media harms moral development parents say


British Teenagers Among World's Most Extreme Internet Users

Leading thinktank warns that heavy internet use can have damaging consequences but says educating teenagers is more effective than limiting access. More than one in three British 15 year-olds are "extreme internet users" who spend at least six hours a day online. These same users are more likely to be bullied. Research also highlights the importance of equipping young people with the skills that help them counteract the emerging risks.

Child 'revenge porn': What you need to know


Childnet International have teamed up with a range of experts and young people to create these resources and guidance - Cyberbullying Guidance - Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent and Respond


A Practical online safety PSHE toolkit with films and lesson plans to explore online issues with pupils ages 11-14 years old. A PSHE Association Quality-Assured Resource from Childnet International - Crossing the Line: PSHE toolkit


How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers


NSPCC - Pokémon Go: A parent's guide - Tips and advice for keeping children safe on Pokémon Go


Presentation highlighting issue of Webcam Blackmail


What's the problem? - A guide for parents of children and young people who have got in trouble online. Click on the link to be taken to the Family resource page, then click on Online Safety.



Zipit App from Childline - If people are pressured into sending pictures of themselves this app provides a number of humorous pictures sending a clear message to the requester. 




Social media and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube tops the table as the most positive with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Click on the image to access the website and further resources.