Online Safety - Key Stage 1&2
Guidance, Resources and Articles
Cyberbulling Guidance - Cyberbullying: Understand, Prevent and Respond - Childnet International have teamed up with a range of experts and young people to create these resources and guidance.
New resource from Thinkuknow - Play Like Share - a three episode animated series and accompanying resource pack aims to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation and other risks they might encounter online such as sharing content.
An online safety story for 3 to 7 year olds. Join in with Mummy Penguin’s song and follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet.
The story covers the following 3 themes;
- Pop ups and in app purchasing
- Inappropriate websites for older children
Just over half of 1,700 people with children aged 11-17 strongly agreed that social media hinders or undermines moral development. Furthermore, of those questioned, only 15% thought sites such Facebook had a positive influence on a young person's character, and as many as 60% said they had seen anger and hostility on social media sites!
An NSPCC report in 2016 said online pornography could damage a child's development and decision-making. 28% stumbled across porn while browsing, while 19% searched for it deliberately. The government is to announce that people in the UK will have to prove they are 18 before being allowed to access pornography websites from 2018. Sites will be required to install age verification controls that ask for users to provide credit card details, similar to gambling websites. Companies breaking the rules face being blocked by their internet services provider.