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Online Safety - Key Stage 5


Signposting Support

Ensure students know where they can seek help and further advice, both now and in the future, if they are concerned about sending, receiving or being pressured to share nude images. The sources of support highlighted in Not Just Flirting include:


Teachers wishing to seek further guidance on the issue of sharing nudes can visit:


Tech Abuse: Gender and IoT (G-IoT) Resource List

This resource list is intended as supplementary material to better inform and guide victims of technology-facilitated abuse as well as those working with them.

It lists organisations which produce guidelines and advice, and highlights known methods of abuse which perpetrators may exploit.

The resource list has been developed by a socio-technical research team at University College London. Click on the image to view the full list. (updated March 2019)



UK Safer Internet Centre   

UK Safer Internet Centre is a partnership of three leading charities, Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and SWGfL, with a mission to make the internet a better place for children and young people. It coordinates Safer Internet Day across the UK and provides support with online safety issues via a helpline to professionals working with children and young people. The centre has produced a range of education packs covering all year groups to help schools promote internet safety.

Access the education resource pack here





Sextortion is a crime rapidly on the increase. Also known as ‘webcam blackmail’, it refers to criminals deceiving webcam users into unclothing and performing sexual acts.

This footage is recorded and then used to blackmail victims for money.

It is an international, organised crime, making it difficult for the police to capture the criminals responsible.

View the Sextortion PowerPoint

View the lesson plan template 



Hampshire Sexting Victim Felt She was 'in a zoo'

When she was 14, Megan Hinton was tricked into sending a naked photo of herself over social media and suffered abuse at school as a result.

She was trying to fit in at a new school, after being bullied at her previous one. Megan thought she was being pressured by a boy she was friends with to send the picture. In fact she had been tricked by a girl from her year group, who shared the picture with other pupils.

Megan has since joined forces with Hampshire Constabulary to make an educational film about her story, for Safer Internet Day.




Online Blackmail Resource from NCA-CEOP Gains PSHE Association Quality Mark

The PSHE Assocaition have granted their Quality Mark to ‘Online blackmail’ — a resource pack from NCA-CEOP designed to support 15-18 year olds to identify and discuss online blackmail in a safe environment.

‘Online blackmail’ is free-to-access and aims to support young people to recognise key characteristics of how blackmail manifests online, including early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour. It also explores the potential impact of online blackmail and provides sources of further support for those who experience it.

The pack includes a lesson plan, worksheets and slides to support delivery. Note that ‘Online blackmail’ is not designed for home learning, but will support educators when planning the RSE aspects of their PSHE education curriculum. 

Download ‘Online blackmail’ from the Thinkuknow website


Tagged under: online safety, sexting, safeguarding, Key Stage 5, sextortion, sexual coercion, blackmail, LGBT, PSHE, RSE, KS5, support, abuse

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