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What Parents Need to Know About The Ofcom 'Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes' Report 2020/21

  • Published 5th May 2021

What impact have lockdowns, remote learning and increased screen time had on children’s digital habits? Our #WakeUpWednesday guide has the details.

Certificate in the Role of a Fire Warden

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand the roles and responsibilities of the fire warden role and what your duties are under the latest fire legislation.

Certificate in Legionella Awareness

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to learn more about the health risks created by legionella bacteria, the legal responsibilities of duty holders and how to develop control measures, including risk assessments.

Certificate in Manual Handling

  • Available On Demand

Our essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the principles and practice of safe manual handling and ensure you are meeting the necessary legislative requirements.

Certificate in Writing a Social Media Policy for Schools

  • 14th May 14th May 13:00pm

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to know to implement best practice in relation to social media usage as a school, including by pupils and staff, and how to form and implement an actionable social media policy.

Teaching Online Safety to Children with SEND through Innovative Curriculum Design | Secondary

  • 28th May 28th May 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 31st May 31st May 10:00am

This webinar will provide senior leaders, designated safeguarding leads, SENDCOs and teaching staff with innovative ways of embedding online safety across the curriculum, in a way that genuinely meets the needs of learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Teaching Online Safety to Children with SEND through Innovative Curriculum Design | Primary

  • 28th May 28th May 13:00pm SOLD OUT
  • 31st May 31st May 10:00am

This webinar will provide senior leaders, designated safeguarding leads, SENDCOs and teaching staff with innovative ways of embedding online safety across the curriculum, in a way that genuinely meets the needs of learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

The Impact of a Digital Footprint: Supporting Young People to Understand the Legacy of Online Behaviour | Secondary

  • 21st May 21st May 13:00pm

This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leads, subject leads and teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on supporting children to understand the potential impact and longevity of their conduct and decision making when online, and the digital traces it leaves behind.

The Impact of a Digital Footprint: Supporting Young People to Understand the Legacy of Online Behaviour | Primary

  • 21st May 21st May 13:00pm

This webinar will provide headteachers, curriculum leads, subject leads and teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on supporting children to understand the potential impact and longevity of their conduct and decision making when online, and the digital traces it leaves behind.

Social Pressures Online: Recognising & Managing the Impact of Social Media on Children’s Wellbeing | Secondary

  • 14th May 14th May 10:00am

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads and teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on understanding the influence that social media can exert on young people’s mental development, as well as their psychological and emotional wellbeing.

Social Pressures Online: Recognising & Managing the Impact of Social Media & Children’s Wellbeing | Primary

  • 14th May 14th May 10:00am

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads and teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on understanding the influence that social media can exert on young people’s mental development, as well as their psychological and emotional wellbeing.

What Parents Need to Know About Roblox

  • Published 28th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Roblox. With more than 150 million users worldwide, Roblox is one of the most popular video games of recent times. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, online dating and chat functionality

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | Android

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at tips such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | iPhone

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-restricted content, explicit websites and inappropriate search results.

Fake News: Understanding the Reality and Supporting Children’s Critical Thinking

  • 12th May 12th May 15:00pm

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), teachers and all school staff with an in-depth, expert understanding how fake news is created, what it is used for and how to develop children’s critical thinking online.

Live Streaming: How to Recognise the Risks and Keep Children Safe Online

  • 13th May 13th May 15:00pm

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), teachers and all school staff with practical guidance and support on understanding the risks of live streaming and keeping children safe from harm.

April 2021 Primary Schools Webinar Programme

  • Published 19th April 2021

National Online Safety are excited to announce the launch of our Webinar Programme, offering our members and users a broader range of topics than before.

April 2021 Secondary Schools Webinar Programme

  • Published 19th April 2021

National Online Safety are excited to announce the launch of our Webinar Programme, offering our members and users a broader range of topics than before.

What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

  • Published 14th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Snapchat. Snapchat is a photo- and video-sharing app which also allows users to chat with friends via text or audio. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

Certificate in Food Hygiene & Safety

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 136 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legal requirements surrounding food preparation, the potential hazards related to food safety and how to apply best practice.

Award in Food Hygiene & Safety

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 80 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legal requirements surrounding food preparation, the potential hazards related to food safety and how to apply best practice.

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 35 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are equipped to prevent and limit the spread of infection and illness in the workplace and understand the importance of maintaining hygiene standards at work.

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 28 minutes (approx.). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to raise your awareness and develop strategies and guidance to support staff, colleagues or young people who have substance misuse problems.

What Parents Need to Know About Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Published 7th April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter game developed by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent content, pornographic images and addiction.

Stress Awareness Month | 30-Day Challenge

  • Published 1st April 2021

To mark the start of Stress Awareness Month, we’re joining in with the Stress Management Society’s 30-day challenge. Below, we’ve given you 30 tips to get you started.

What Parents Need to Know About Chatroulette

  • Published 31st March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Chatroulette. In the words of its creator, Chatroulette “pairs random users for webcam-based conversations”. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, hacking and blackmailing scams.

Creatively Embedding Online Safety into Curriculum Planning for 2021/22 in Line with DfE Requirements | Primary

  • 14th May 14th May 11:00am

This webinar will provide headteachers, online safety leads, curriculum leads and all teaching staff with practical guidance and advice on planning and creatively delivering online safety education as part of their wider curriculum planning for the 2021/22 academic year.

Creatively Embedding Online Safety into Curriculum Planning for 2021/22 in Line with DfE Requirements | Secondary

  • 14th May 14th May 11:00am

This webinar will provide headteachers, online safety leads, curriculum leads and all teaching staff with practical guidance and advice on planning and creatively delivering online safety education as part of their wider curriculum planning for the 2021/22 academic year.

Certificate in Working at Height

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 29 minutes (approx). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure that work conducted at a height in your setting is done in a safe and reliable manner and follows the relevant legal framework.

Certificate in Understanding Risk Assessments

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legislative framework around conducting risk assessments, key practical risk assessment techniques and the monitoring, evaluation and review processes.

Certificate in Understanding Bullying and Harassment for Educators

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 189 minutes (approx.) Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere.

What Parents Need to Know About Rec Room

  • Published 24th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Rec Room. Rec Room is a social hangout game, where users meet up with friends to explore and create rooms, each containing a different experience. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, questionable connections and sexual content.

Certificate in the Role of a School Governor

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand the core functions of school governance and the roles and responsibilities assigned to the governing board of a school.

Certificate in Asbestos Management in Schools

  • Available On Demand

This course will provide school leaders, school staff, governing bodies and responsible bodies (as duty holders) with practical advice and guidance on how to manage asbestos in educational settings, in line with the 2020 DfE ‘Asbestos Management in Schools’ guidance.

Certificate in Understanding Bullying and Harassment at Work

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 167 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the legal positions on harassment and bullying within a workplace setting, the responsibilities of employers and how to correctly respond to incidents.

Certificate in the Use of Reasonable Force in Schools

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 20 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to feel more confident about using reasonable force in school and establishing the responsibilities of school staff, leaders and governing bodies.

Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online

  • Published 19th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Comic Relief 2021: Share a Smile Online. It’s Red Nose Day! The theme of this year’s charity fundraiser is ‘Share a Smile’, so we’ve produced a special edition of our regular guides to help you do precisely that. The guide takes a look at tips such as making a playlist for someone you love, sharing a funny video with someone you know will love it and posting about something that makes you happy.

How to Prepare for an Emergency with your Google phone

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on using the emergency SOS functions on a Google phone. Just a few taps of the screen can alert emergency services to your location in a matter of seconds.

How to Set up Emergency Mode on Your Samsung

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on making an emergency SOS call on a Samsung. Hopefully, neither you nor your children will ever have the need to use a phone’s SOS features. But it’s not something that ought to be left to chance.

Certificate in the Role of a First Aid Appointed Person

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 21 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to carry out your duties competently and confidently as the first aid appointed person, including the best way to support colleagues, when to contact outside help and how and when to provide cover to first aiders.

How to Make an Emergency SOS Call on an iPhone

  • Published 17th March 2021

This free online safety guide focuses on making an emergency SOS call on an iPhone. It’s important that you – and your children – learn how to operate your (or their own) phone’s emergency functions.

Certificate in Using Machinery

  • Available On Demand

Our Essential CPD course on using machinery provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure you understand your health and safety obligations with respect to using machinery.

Certificate in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure your workplace is meeting its legal requirements in equality and diversity and is promoting a more tolerant, inclusive and diverse working environment.

Certificate in Organising and Managing School Trips

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 77 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand your legal responsibilities in relation to school trips and can conduct sensible and proportionate risk assessments.

From Virtual to Real Life: Rebuilding Pupils’ Emotional Wellbeing After Lockdown

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, senior leaders, teachers and teaching assistants with practical advice and guidance on how they can support children to re-establish and build relationships in real life following their period of enforced dependence on the online world.

Certificate in Effective Communication and Managing Difficult Conversations for Frontline Staff

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you understand how to manage difficult situations and tackle difficult conversations using effective communication techniques confidently.

What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

  • Published 10th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, with around two billion users exchanging texts, photos, videos and documents, and making voice and video calls. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as stranger danger, live location sharing and disappearing messages.

Certificate in Effective Communication and Managing Difficult Conversations for Leaders

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to equip you with the tools to deal with difficult conversations and communicate effectively with resilience, empathy and understanding.

Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 29 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are equipped to prevent and limit the spread of infection and illness in the workplace and understand the importance of maintaining hygiene standards at work.

Certificate in Epilepsy Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 10 minutes (approx.). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand what epilepsy is and how employers can manage and support those with epilepsy in the workplace, including risk assessments and reasonable adjustments.

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Misuse Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 37 (approx.). This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to raise your awareness and develop strategies and guidance to support staff, colleagues or young people who have substance misuse problems.

Certificate in Diabetes Awareness

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 18 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand the types of diabetes, how it affects individuals and confidently offer help and support to those managing diabetes in your workplace.

What Parents Need to Know About Signal

  • Published 3rd March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Signal. Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

County Lines: Understanding How Criminal Gangs Are Targeting Children Online

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), teachers and all school staff with an understanding of how the risks associated with county lines and child criminal exploitation have developed through the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rise in online grooming.

Certificate in Administering Medication

  • Available On Demand

Course Duration: 27 minutes (approx.) This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to implement and maintain a safe and effective system for administering medication, plus an understanding of the various regulations around storing, using and disposing of medicines.

Certificate in Stress Awareness

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to ensure you have the right tools in place to recognise the symptoms of stress, develop a level of self-awareness and build your own stress management techniques.

What Parents Need to Know About Clubhouse

  • Published 24th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Clubhouse. Clubhouse is an audio-only social media networking app that is currently available only to Apple users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, no age verification and insufficient safety protocols.

Certificate in Understanding Anti-Bribery

  • Available On Demand

The Bribery Act 2010 applies to all staff and employees. Under the act, it is illegal to accept a bribe, bribe another person, or enable bribery to take place. Failure to implement adequate procedures to prevent bribes being paid or received on an organisation’s behalf may lead to disciplinary action, unlimited fines, or even a custodial penalty. It is the responsibility of all staff to prevent, detect, and report any form of bribery and corruption in the workplace.

What Parents Need to Know About Avakin Life

  • Published 17th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Avakin Life. Described as a place where teens and adults can make new friends, Avakin Life is a mobile game that has more than 1.4 million daily users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-game chat, adult themes and in-game spending.

Certificate in Safeguarding for Governors

  • Available On Demand

Governing bodies have a strategic leadership responsibility for their school’s safeguarding arrangements and must ensure that they comply with their duties under legislation. They must have regard to Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) ensuring policies, procedures and training in their schools are effective and comply with the law at all times.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Zoom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Teams

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Loom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom

  • Available On Demand

In developing contingency plans for the provision of remote education and blended learning during the Covid-19 crisis, schools can take advantage of the latest video communications technology, and use its special features and functions to enhance learning outcomes.

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Google Classroom

  • Available On Demand

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, there is an expectation that schools will have contingency plans in place for the provision of remote education and blended learning, should individuals or groups of pupils need to self-isolate. This in turn assumes mastery of the latest video communications technology.

10 Top Tips for Keeping Children Safe From Cyber Crime

  • Published 10th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for keeping children safe from cyber crime. We all want to continue being informed and inspired by the ever-expanding capabilities of the internet. The guide takes a look at a range of top tips such as backing up your data, how to spot phishing bait and how to recognise warning signs.

7 Top Tips for Supporting Children to Express Themselves Safely Online

  • Published 3rd February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children to express themselves safely online. The past year has left many children feeling uncertain and worried. So this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week has adopted the theme of ‘express yourself’. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as celebrating their identity, supporting their interests and enabling emotional expression.

Online Grooming: How Schools Can Recognise, React and Respond to a Continuing Threat

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), teachers and all school staff with practical advice and guidance on how they can keep children safe and disrupt the online grooming process.

Certificate in Understanding the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours to Deliver Effective Governance

  • Available On Demand

All school governors should have reference to the DfE ‘Competency Framework for Governance’ which sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that school and academy governing boards need to be effective. The framework should be read in conjunction with the DfE ‘Governance Handbook’ as stated in the ‘Constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools’ statutory guidance.

What Parents Need to Know About WeChat

  • Published 27th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WeChat. WeChat is an all-in-one communications app for free text messaging, voice and video calls, photo sharing and games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, strangers and drug dealing.

Certificate in Safeguarding Remote Learners

  • Available On Demand

Keeping pupils and teachers safe during remote education is essential. Teachers delivering remote education online should be aware of their behaviour and conduct, but more importantly, should continue to adhere to their statutory safeguarding duties as closely as possible in order to keep children safe and report any safeguarding concerns in relation to remote education.

What Parents Need to Know About eBay

  • Published 20th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on eBay. eBay is the world’s biggest online auction platform: a digital emporium where you can buy practically anything, new or used. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as off-site communication, age-inappropriate and illegal items.

Supporting Pupil Wellbeing and Mental Health During Remote Education

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, headteachers, Mental Health Leads and all school staff with practical advice and guidance on how they can support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils during remote education.

What Parents Need to Know About Cunch-Line Chronicles

  • Published 15th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cunch-Line Chronicles. Cunch-Line Chronicles is a 2D side-scrolling mobile game in which players control a criminal running from a police officer, collecting bags of (what are heavily implied to be) drugs while avoiding obstacles. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as addictive gameplay, in-app purchases and questionable themes.

Managing Behaviour and Disruption in Remote Education | Secondary

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, headteachers, senior leads and teachers with practical guidance on preventing and managing specific behavioural issues associated with virtual classrooms for the provision of effective remote education.

Managing Behaviour and Disruption in Remote Education | Primary

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, headteachers, senior leads and teachers with practical guidance on preventing and managing specific behavioural issues associated with virtual classrooms for the provision of effective remote education.

What Parents Need to Know About Fake News

  • Published 13th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fake news. Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as embarrassment, negative influences on people’s behaviour and negative emotions.

Online Safety for Children with SEND: Building Digital Literacy and Managing Online Risks

  • Available On Demand

This webinar, in collaboration with nasen (the National Association for Special Educational Needs), will provide senior leaders SENDCOs, designated safeguarding leads (DSLs) and all teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on helping learners with SEND to stay safe online and get the most out of their digital activities.

What Parents Need to Know About Cyberpunk 2077

  • Published 6th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyberpunk 2077. Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person action RPG (role-playing game) with multiple storylines. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as extreme violence, adult themes and online multiplayer.

Certificate in Data Protection for Governors and Trustees

  • Available On Demand

The ultimate responsibility and accountability for data protection compliance sits with governors and trustees. They should have specific knowledge of data protection relevant to their role to ensure compliance with legislation and the ability to respond to any changes, working closely with the Data Protection Officer (DPO). If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Certificate in Data Protection for Senior Leaders

  • Available On Demand

Senior leaders should be sufficiently aware of the content of GDPR and the Data Protection Act in order to ensure schools have the right things in place to be compliant. As per the Data Protection Act 2018, it is your legal duty to protect the personal data of your students, staff, and visitors. Any establishment that collects personal data (e.g. names, addresses, dates of births, etc) has a legal responsibility to ensure that information is gathered, processed, and stored securely. If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Certificate in Data Protection for All Staff (Data Influencers)

  • Available On Demand

Data influencers work with data on a daily basis and either create, store, enter, or decide when data will be processed. In addition to general awareness, you should have an additional level of training specific to your role in processing and handling data. As per the Data Protection Act 2018, it is your legal duty to protect the personal data of your students, staff, and visitors. If your school is found to breach GDPR rules, you may face a hefty fine and a visit from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

10 Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping

  • Published 21st December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for safer online shopping. Internet shopping has become part of our everyday lives. Last year, an estimated 1.92 billion people made a purchase online: around a quarter of the world’s population. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing, unsecure sites and your data being sold.

Safeguarding Online 2021: Understanding Changes to the DfE KCSiE 2021 Proposed Statutory Guidance

  • Available On Demand

On the 10th December 2020, the DfE published their draft ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2021’ guidance for consultation. The process closes on 4th March 2021 and seeks views on the proposed changes due to take effect from September 2021.

Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse and Violence

  • Available On Demand

Domestic abuse is a child protection issue that schools must be prepared for. All children can witness and be adversely affected by domestic abuse in the context of their home life where domestic abuse occurs between family members. Exposure to domestic abuse and/or violence can have a serious, long lasting emotional and psychological impact on children.

Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children with new devices. The current generation are the first children to group up in a world where digital devices are the norm. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

12 Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the 12 online safety tips of Christmas for children with new devices. Christmas is almost upon us once again, and soon some lucky children will be excitedly tearing the wrapping off a new mobile phone, tablet or games console. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

Certificate in Writing and Implementing School Policies

  • Available On Demand

All schools must have clear policies and procedures that guide day-to-day processes in order to function effectively. Any member of school staff can be given responsibility for the drafting of school policies, and not all of them need to be signed off by the full governing body.

Award in Food Hygiene for Education Providers

  • Available On Demand

It is a legal responsibility for anyone who works with food to undertake food hygiene training. Any member of school staff who stores food or sells it has a duty to make sure it is safe and does not cause harm or injury to the consumer.

Certificate in Food Hygiene for Education Providers

  • Available On Demand

It is a legal requirement that any member of school staff who handles, prepares and serves food must receive adequate training, instruction and supervision in food safety for all the tasks they are asked to carry out. Any member of staff who is involved in food production, preparation or sale must have training.

Certificate in Understanding Modern Slavery

  • Available On Demand

All school staff should acquire the relevant training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to recognise modern slavery. With an estimated 8.4 million children in slavery in the world today, schools have a significant part to play in identifying and reporting modern slavery to help combat it.

Certificate in Understanding Child Criminal and Sexual Exploitation

  • Available On Demand

All staff should consider whether children are at risk of abuse or exploitation in situations outside of their families. They should be aware that safeguarding incidents and/or behaviours can be associated with factors outside of the school or college, including criminal exploitation and sexual exploitation.

'We Get Locked Down' Christmas Song 2020

  • Available On Demand

With COVID-19 making Christmas 2020 a little trickier than usual, we've once again teamed up with Sam and Dan from Musicalternative to produce a song to raise everyone's spirits. Bid a cheery farewell to a crazy year and get ready to welcome 2021, with the "We Get Locked Down" Christmas song.

Certificate in Understanding Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

  • Available On Demand

Female Genital Mutilation is illegal in England and Wales under the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003. All teachers have a statutory duty under Section 5B to report to the police where they discover (either through disclosure by the victim or visual evidence) that FGM appears to have been carried out on a girl under 18. Those failing to report such cases may face disciplinary sanctions.

Certificate in the Role of an Ofsted Nominee

  • Available On Demand

From autumn 2020, Ofsted will begin a series of interim visits to schools with a view towards resuming full inspections in January 2021. The Ofsted School Inspection Handbook makes it clear that Ofsted inspectors place a large importance on speaking to those responsible for leadership and governance within schools and that it is the responsibility of senior leaders to ensure that schools are prepared for inspection, have discussed inspection plans and have notified the necessary stakeholders.

Certificate in Food Allergy Awareness and Anaphylaxis

  • Available On Demand

As per section 100 of the Children and Families Act 2014, schools have a legal obligation to support their pupils with any medical conditions, including food allergies. Schools must comply with certain statutory guidance, such as providing students with allergen ingredients’ information for the food they serve (Food Information Regulations 2014) to fulfil their legal responsibilities. Failure to comply with relevant training or with statutory guidance could have severe consequences.

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  • Published 2nd December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (CoD) is an online first-person shooter. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as graphic violence & language, in-game payments and talking to strangers.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online on Cyber Monday

  • Published 30th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Cyber Monday. Hot on the heels of Black Friday comes Cyber Monday. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online On Black Friday

  • Published 26th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Black Friday. Once a transatlantic novelty, Black Friday is a now a pre-Christmas fixture in the British calendar. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

10 Ways You Can Get the Most out of Our New App

  • Published 25th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 ways you can get the most out of our new app. Lockdown has sent children’s screen time soaring again. And making sure that young people stay safe online can be tough when there are new apps, games and sites every day. The shows you the most beneficial features of our new app such as personalising your content, staying up to date and get online safety advice instantly.

What Parents Need to Know About PlayStation 5

  • Published 24th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 5. The PlayStation 5 is the next-generation video game console for Sony. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spending money, age-inappropriate content and strangers online.

Certificate in Understanding Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

  • Available On Demand

Schools and colleges have a legal responsibility to protect their students from sexual abuse, such as sexual violence and sexual harassment. All staff must stay up to date with the latest safeguarding training to ensure they are compliant with their legal duties. Schools must also implement relevant policies and procedures so that staff can effectively respond to reported incidences whilst complying with statutory guidance.

Relationships and Sex Education: Managing Difficult and Sensitive Conversations

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, headteachers, PSHE/RSHE leads and teachers with practical advice and guidance on how to manage difficult conversations with children relating to relationships and sex education.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox Series X|S

  • Published 11th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Xbox Series X|S. The Xbox Series X and Series S are the next-generation video game consoles from Microsoft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate games, online interactions and in-game spending.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Parents and Carers

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on remote education for parents and carers. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators, parents and carers, and pupils get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Educators

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for educators. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as creating a safe learning environment, adhering to school policies and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that educators get the most out of their remote education experience.

10 Top Tips: Remote Education for Children

  • Published 4th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Education for children. Remote education ensures continuous learning outside the classroom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential issues such as privacy, healthy screen time and making sure the appropriate systems and communication channels are in place so that children get the most out of their remote education experience.

Remote Education: How to Deliver Safe Online Lessons

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, subject leads, curriculum leads and all teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on delivering safe online lessons to children.

Online Safety Storybook [Digital Version]

Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world.

What Parents Need to Know About Among Us

  • Published 28th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Among Us. Among Us is one of the most popular games of 2020. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hacking, mild violence and inappropriate language.

What Parents Need to Know About League of Legends

  • Published 21st October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on League of Legends. League of Legends, commonly referred to as "LOL", is one of the most popular video games in the world, with millions of monthly players. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to monitor gameplay, how to disable in-game spending and how to spot the signs of gaming addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Tellonym

  • Published 14th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Tellonym. Tellonym is a messaging network that allows children to send messages to each other anonymously. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as how to help protect your child’s mental health, how to keep personal profiles private and risks of online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know About Persuasive Design

  • Published 7th October 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on persuasive design. Social media can be really addictive, and sites want to keep users on their platforms for as long as possible. The guide takes a look at how to tackle potential risks such as online addiction.

How to Teach Online Safety Effectively | Secondary

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, online safety leads, curriculum leads and all teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on successfully delivering a robust online safety curriculum for secondary years.

How to Teach Online Safety Effectively | Primary

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide headteachers, online safety leads, curriculum leads and all teaching staff with practical advice and guidance on effectively delivering a robust online safety curriculum for primary years.

What Parents Need to Know About Amazon Alexa

  • Published 30th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Amazon Alexa. Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) software assistant created by Amazon in 2014 through which smartphone, tablet and smart device users can issue voice commands and ask questions. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.

What Parents Need to Know About Overwatch

  • Published 23rd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Overwatch. Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company behind the likes of World of Warcraft and StarCraft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, strangers and the addictive nature.

What Parents Need to Know About The Deep Web & The Dark Web

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the The Deep & The Dark Web. While the deep web and the dark web are not the same thing, they do overlap significantly. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online predators, unmonitored access and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About Video Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Streaming. Streaming is the latest step in a journey that’s taken us all the way from records and cassettes to CDs and DVDs and, more recently, to downloads. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, online addiction and inappropriate content.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Hoaxes

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Online Hoaxes. Online hoaxes are fictional stories circulated online, frequently intended to shape people’s beliefs or opinions. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spreading disinformation, taking dangerous advice and teaches you how to encourage critical thinking.

What Parents Need to Know About Gaming Streamers & Influencers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Gaming Streamers & Influencers. Streamers are people who stream themselves gaming, drawing, making things etc. for people to watch on the internet. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, online bullying and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Streaming

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Streaming. Streaming is a seamless way of watching or listening to all sorts of content such as TV shows, films, sports highlights and music, over an internet connection in ‘real time’, without having to download a file or store it on your device. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, malware risk and the addictive nature on streaming sites.

What Parents Need to Know About Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Remote Access & Remote Data Deletion. Remote access, as the term suggests, refers to the ability to access a computer, such as a home computer or a machine that’s connected to a school’s network, from a remote location. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyber-scams, hacking and privacy concerns.

What Parents Need to Know About Location Tracking

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Location Tracking. Location tracking has always been a fundamental part of the way mobile phones work, the most basic element of which is the ability to triangulate a device’s position in relation to a mobile network’s radio masts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as non-consensual monitoring, frequently visited locations and stalking.

What Parents Need to Know About Fitness Trackers

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fitness trackers. A fitness tracker is a wrist-worn device that can measure your level of physical activity during the day. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unhealthy obsessions, unrealistic expectations and data leaks.

What Parents Need to Know About Music Streaming Apps & Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Music Streaming Apps & Sites, which allow people to listen to music on their devices, as well as giving users access to millions of songs and artists from around the world.

What Parents Need to Know About Catfishing

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on catfishing. Catfishing is when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, fraud and identity theft.

What Parents Need to Know About Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a privacy tool used to hide internet activity from prying eyes. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-inappropriate content, malware infections and bypassing restrictions.

What Parents Need to Know About Lifestyle Sites

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on lifestyle sites. ‘Lifestyle sites’ is a bit of a catch-all term because, unfortunately, much of the internet is built to take advantage of human psychological weakness. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as body image issues, fake news and psychological tricks.

What Parents Need to Know About Voice Activated Searching

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice activated searching. Voice activated search, also known as ‘voice search’ or ‘voice-enabled search’ is a search tool that allows the user to use a voice command to search the internet, a website, or an app. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, data misuse and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Gaming Disorder

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice gaming disorder. In 2018, the World Health Organisation included gaming disorder as part of its International Classification of Diseases. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental health, gambling problems and stress.

What Parents Need to Know About Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Sharing

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing. Peer-to-peer (P2P) sharing is the process of transferring digital content, such as electronic books, music, or video clips from one computer to another. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, illegal downloads and malware.

What Parents Need to Know About Screengrabs

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on screengrabs. Phones, tablets, and computers all have a feature that allows you to instantly capture and save still images of the content that’s currently displayed on your screen. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy breaches, fraud and reputational damage.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Content: 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Online

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online content: 10 tips to keep your children safe online. The internet has transformed the ability to access content. Many apps that children use are dependent on user-generated content which can encourage freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, privacy issues and mental health.

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for School Governors (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Governing bodies and proprietors must ensure that policies, procedures and training in their schools or colleges are effective and comply with the law at all times. They should be doing all that they reasonably can to limit children’s exposure to online harms and risks, ensuring appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place, and consider a whole school or college approach to online safety.

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Non-Teaching Staff (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Safeguarding and online safety is everyone’s responsibility. It is an area that the whole school community should be engaged in – including non-teaching staff. They need to be aware of difficulties relating to online safety and be able to recognise them.

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Teaching Staff (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

All teaching staff have a responsibility to provide a safe learning environment. This includes protecting children from online harm, abuse and risks. School staff should receive online safety training that is integrated, aligned and considered as part of the overarching safeguarding approach (Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance 2020).

Annual Advanced Certificate in Online Safety for SENDCos (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities can face additional safeguarding challenges online. They often experience more online harms than their peers and can be vulnerable to online risks such as cyberbullying, online grooming and exploitation. SENDCOs play a central role in safeguarding pupils with SEND. They are a core element of ensuring relevant policies are adhered to, co-ordinating SEND provision and providing the necessary support that SEND and vulnerable learners need.

Annual Advanced Certificate in Online Safety for ICT Leads (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

ICT Leads play a vital role in developing and enhancing children’s learning around online safety. They are central to progressing policy and process and in helping to shape how young people acquire the skills to use ICT effectively, confidently and safely. Furthermore, ICT Leads should work closely with DSLs and have an awareness of their wider safeguarding responsibilities.

Annual Advanced Certificate in Online Safety for Safeguarding Leads (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Designated Safeguarding Leads should take lead responsibility for safeguarding and child protection, including online safety, in schools. They should undergo training to provide them with the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role, including the ability to understand the unique risks associated with online safety. They should be confident that they have the relevant knowledge and up to date capability required to keep children safe whilst they are online at school or college (Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance 2020).

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Educators 2020-21 (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

Safeguarding children online is a whole school responsibility. All educators have a duty of care to protect children from online harm. It’s important therefore that their knowledge of the online world is relevant and up to date and that they have the expertise and awareness to be able to support children’s activities online in line with policy requirements and individual pupil needs.

Annual Advanced Certificate in Online Safety for Child Protection Leads 2020-21 (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

All schools should adopt a robust and effective strategy to help keep children safe online. Senior leaders should ensure that their school is meeting local policy requirements and that they are pursuing a culture of online safety which is fully integrated into their school safeguarding practice.

Online Safety for Parents of Children Aged 4-7

  • Available On Demand

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 4 to 7 are typically engaging with the online world.

Online Safety for Parents of Children Aged 7-11

  • Available On Demand

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 7 to 11 are typically engaging with the online world.

Online Safety for Parents of Children Aged 11-14

  • Available On Demand

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 11 to 14 are typically engaging with the online world.

Online Safety for Parents of Children Aged 14-18

  • Available On Demand

This short course provides you with an important insight into how children aged 14 to 18 are typically engaging with the online world.

Certificate in the Role of a Designated Teacher

  • Available On Demand

This essential CPD course provides you with the core content you need to understand your statutory roles and responsibilities as a designated teacher and how to support the needs of looked-after and previously-looked after children.

Certificate in Delivering Effective Blended and Remote Education

  • Available On Demand

Duration: 90 Mins Delivered by award-winning educators, Olly Lewis and Mark Anderson, the course is divided into six easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and case studies, with an assessment test to help you evidence your remote learning compliance.

Advanced Certificate in Safeguarding for Designated Safeguarding Leads (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum, the course has been divided into nine easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safeguarding compliance.

Certificate in Safeguarding in Schools (2020-21)

  • Available On Demand

Delivered by subject matter expert, Christina Rodgers, the course has been divided into six easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your safeguarding compliance.

Advanced Certificate in Safer Recruitment (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

All schools must ensure that they have robust policies in place around the selection and suitability of prospective employees and that they are proactively creating a culture of safer recruitment. It’s essential that schools adopt a consistent and rigorous approach towards recruitment processes that ensures the wellbeing and safety of children and protects them from harm and abuse.

Advanced Certificate in Child Protection / Safeguarding (International Schools)

  • Available On Demand

All schools have a duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It’s essential that senior leaders and safeguarding leads have a strong understanding of their responsibilities towards child protection and are aware of the challenges they might face in implementing best practice processes and procedures.

An Introduction to Streaming

  • Available On Demand

Online streaming is a seamless way of watching or listening to all sorts of content such as TV shows, films, sports highlights, and music, over an internet connection, without having to download a file or store it on your device.

An Introduction to Social Media

  • Available On Demand

Social media is the term we give to websites and apps that allow us to connect with each other and share photos and comments. Today, social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are used by billions of people every single day.

An Introduction to Privacy & Security

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Online privacy is about protecting your identify and personal information online. In the digital world, your data is highly valuable. It is often collected, sold, and analysed by big companies – including that of children.

An Introduction to Online Bullying

  • Available On Demand

Online bullying, or cyberbullying, describes bullying that is enabled by technology. If the bullying behaviour is on the internet in any form, it is classed as cyberbullying.

An Introduction to Online Gambling

  • Available On Demand

Online gambling refers to betting or playing games of chance or skill for money, by using a remote device such as a tablet, computer, smartphone, or any mobile phone with an internet connection.

An Introduction to Online Gaming

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Online gaming is simply the playing of a video game over the internet, usually with friends. Online games can be played on any number of devices from dedicated video games consoles such as PlayStations, Xboxes, and Nintendo Switches, to PCs, laptops and mobile phones.

An Introduction to Mental Health & Wellbeing

  • Available On Demand

Health and wellbeing depends on your physical, mental, spiritual and social state. When we have good wellbeing, we feel comfortable, healthy and happy and we flourish.

An Introduction to Online Relationships

  • Available On Demand

An online relationship is between people who have met online and in most cases only know each other via the internet. They can be formed with anyone across the world, throughout different cultures and backgrounds, and tend to be created through a common interest or shared experience.

An Introduction to Online Copyright & Ownership

  • Available On Demand

Deliberately infringing copyright can be a criminal offence. Just because something is found freely on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s free to download, distribute or use.

An Introduction to Online Information

  • Available On Demand

In basic terms, information is data which is processed and ordered to become meaningful. The arrival of computers profoundly changed the speed and way this happens – once information can be found on the internet, it is then online. This online access has transformed the way we all relate to information.

An Introduction to Identity & Self Image

  • Available On Demand

For children, the anonymous nature of Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat presents a unique opportunity to reinvent themselves in an environment that may appear far more welcoming than the offline world.

An Introduction to Technology & Devices

  • Available On Demand

Whilst the kids of yesteryear would only really be interested in games consoles or music gear, our new world of user-friendly tech means that children are interacting with a huge range of devices on a daily basis.

An Introduction to Online Platforms

  • Available On Demand

Most kids use social media and other online platforms as much as adults do, and often in the same ways. It can provide an escape from real life, a chance to build an identity, or simply a form of entertainment.

What Parents Need to Know About Tech Related Communication

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on tech related communication. Language is constantly evolving. The words, phrases and even emojis used on social media have transformed how young people communicate. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, hidden messages and impacts on your child’s mood.

Online Racism

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Online Bullying Series 2020-21

Screen Grabs

  • Available On Demand

Part of our Online Bullying Series 2020-21

Online Forums

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Part of our Online Bullying Series 2020-21

Online Banter

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Part of our Online Bullying Series 2020-21

What Parents Need to Know About Age Ratings

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age ratings. A game’s age rating can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether or not a game is suitable for their child. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

What Parents Need to Know About Friends & Followers

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on ‘friends & followers’. What makes social media actually ‘social’ are the connections users make with other users on the platforms. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online bullying, catfishing and access to private information.

What Parents Need to Know About Hacking

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hacking. Hacking is the unauthorised attempt to exploit a computer system or network. There are different types of hackers who are usually categorised under ‘hats’. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as theft of personal data, inappropriate content and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know About Search Engines

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on search engine. A search engine is something that helps you find what you’re looking for on the internet. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as bypassing SafeSearch, inappropriate content and misleading information.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Avatars

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online avatars. Online avatars are digital characters that look like you. They are a form of self-representation without using an actual picture. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as grooming, catfishing and trolling.

What Parents Need to Know About Games Consoles

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on games consoles. Much like a television allows you to watch movies or a radio allows you to listen to music, a game console allows you to play video games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of games consoles, inappropriate online content and online chat.

What Parents Need to Know About Torrent Sites

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on torrent sites. A torrent site is a website on the internet where visitors can upload, share, and download files. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as legal issues, hackers and malware.

What Parents Need to Know About Trolling & Online Abuse

  • Published 9th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on trolling and online abuse. Trolling is a form of cyberaggression. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a bad mental wellbeing, damaged reputation and age-inappropriate language.

Music Streaming Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Filters and Photo Enhancing Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Live Streaming Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Video Streaming Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Challenges

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Online Messaging Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Apps

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Tagging and Sharing

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Likes and Reactions

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Social Media Influencers

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

Friends and Followers

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Part of our Social Media & Live Streaming Series 2020-21

The Dark/Deep Web

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Hidden Apps

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Terms and Conditions

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Closed Peer Sharing

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Location Apps

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

TOR Browser

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

The Cloud

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

VPNs

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Hacking

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Webcams

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-2021

Web Browser

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Cookies and Adware

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Phishing

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Password Managers

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Part of our Online Privacy & Security Series 2020-21

Age Ratings

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Gaming Disorders

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Gaming Genres

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Online Gaming Consoles

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Online Gambling Apps

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Part of our Gaming & Gambling Series 2020-21

Persuasive Design

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Sadfishing

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Screen Addiction

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Social Pressures

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Fitness Trackers

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Wellness Apps

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Part of our Online Mental Health & Wellbeing Series 2020-21

Catfishing

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Part of our Online Relationships Series 2020-21

Whistleblowing

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Part of our Online Relationships Series 2020-21

Crowdsourcing

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Part of our Online Relationships Series 2020-21

Sexting

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Part of our Online Relationship Series 2020-21

Copyright Law

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Plagiarism

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Creative Commons Licensing

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Software and Content Licensing

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Peer-to-Peer Sharing

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Torrent Sites

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Pirate Sites

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Streaming

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

Digital Consent

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Vloggers

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Gaslighting

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Echo Chamber

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Social Bots

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Online Hoaxes

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Image Searching

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Fake News

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Search Engines

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Digital Footprint

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Online Reputation

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Online Sexual Content

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Identity Theft

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Digital Manipulation

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Deepfakes

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Artificial Intelligence

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Lifestyle Sites

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Digital Personality

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Online Avatars

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Part of our Online Identity & Self Image Series 2020-21

What Parents Need to Know About Triller

  • Published 2nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Triller. Triller is a social media video sharing app. Unlike TikTok and many other video sharing apps, Triller focuses more on making creative music videos. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mature content, cyberbullying and unauthorised sharing of your child’s video.

What Parents Need to Know About Xbox One

  • Published 26th August 2020

A free online safety guide on the Xbox One. The Xbox One is among the most popular video game consoles on the planet. In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and screen addiction.

What Parents Need to Know About Instagram

  • Published 19th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Instagram. Instagram is a hugely popular social networking app with over 1 billion users worldwide. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as exposing your child’s location, in-app purchases and poor mental wellbeing.

Understanding the New UKCIS Online Safety Audit Tool: Online Safety Requirements for ITTs and NQTs

  • Available On Demand

In this webinar, international safeguarding expert and education consultant Robin Watts will provide information and guidance on what schools need to cover as part of the induction process, understanding the key themes and how to implement effective and continuous learning mechanisms to help safeguard children online.

What Parents Need to Know About Phishing

  • Published 12th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on phishing. Phishing is a form of cyber-attack where victims are targeted in the form of spoof emails, phone calls or texts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as loss of personal data, hackers and targeted phishing.

What Parents Need to Know About Webcams

  • Published 5th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on webcams. Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let you participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, malware and access to strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

  • Published 29th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on loot boxes & skin betting. Some video games offer “loot boxes”, similar to purchasing a pack of Panini football stickers, players don’t know what they will get in a loot box. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gambling, unregulated third-party communities and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Published 22nd July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call of Duty: Warzone. Call of Duty: Warzone is the latest and possibly biggest battle royale game on the market, following in the footsteps of titles like Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, adult themes & violence and in-game purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Sexting

  • Published 15th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on sexting. Sexting involved sending, receiving or forwarding explicit messages, images, or video of a sexual nature. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online blackmail, bullying and breaking the law.

What Parents Need to Know About Oculus Quest

  • Published 8th July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Oculus Quest. The Oculus Quest is the latest virtual reality experience on the market. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as seizures and motion sickness, physical injuries and overuse concerns.

What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Personal Data

  • Published 1st July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on protecting personal data. Personal data is a strange commodity. Cyber thieves can buy huge quantities of personal data on the black market for very little, yet your own personal data is hugely valuable to you. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sharing sensitive information, phishing attacks and social media visibility.

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers: Online Content

  • Published 24th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on conversation starters for parents and carers: online content. Trying to start a conversation about online safety with children can be a daunting task. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as cultivating a blame free culture, asking them to be the teacher and ask about the risks.

'Digital Intimacies': How Schools Can Support Young People to Navigate Sexual Content Online

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, subject leads and teachers with practical advice and support on how they can have age-appropriate conversations with children around sexual content online.

A Guide on How Not to Be a Screen Zombie

  • Published 17th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how not to be a screen zombie. It’s not always easy to tell if you’ve been spending too much time on your device. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, screen addiction and grooming.

Adapting your Online Safety Policy for 2020 + Free Online Safety Template

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide senior leaders, headteachers, DSLs and online safety leads with practical advice and guidance on how to develop and adapt their online safety policy for 2020. In addition, to accompany the webinar, you will receive a free template online safety policy for schools.

What Parents Need to Know About Microsoft Teams

  • Published 10th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams, or simply ‘Teams’, is a platform that allows for collaborative working, either as students or as professionals, using communication capabilities through audio, video and instant messaging. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, viruses and cyberbullying.

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger

  • Published 27th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger is a communication and chat application which is part of the wider Facebook platform and has been a standalone app on mobile devices since 2011. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyberbullying, screen addiction and secret conversations.

14 Ways to be Kind Online

  • Published 20th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 14 ways to be kind online. Showing kindness online can mean so much to someone else. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as offering to help others, share positive posts and thinking before you comment.

What Parents Need to Know About PlayStation 4

  • Published 13th May 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on PlayStation 4. Sony’s video game console is often touted as being one of the best-selling of all time, with over 100 million units shifted worldwide. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, online bullying and adult content.

Cyberbullying in 2020 – Practical Safeguarding Guidance for School Leaders

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will provide school leaders, teachers, DSLs, SENCOs and online safety leads with new insights into cyberbullying and explore practical strategies around safeguarding.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Grooming

  • Published 6th May 2020

A free guide to help parents and carers protect their children from the increased risk of online grooming as children spend more time online, including identification and available support.

What Parents Need to Know About Google Stadia

  • Published 29th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Google Stadia. Google Stadia marks the tech giant’s first proper foray into the world of video games. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as in-app purchases, hackers and online chat.

Online Safety: Understanding your Statutory Duties and Effectively Supporting Parents & Carers During Lockdown

  • Available On Demand

In this webinar, Senior Online Safety Consultant, Chris Skinner, discusses what schools need to know in relation to their statutory safeguarding requirements.

What Parents Need to Know About Netflix

  • Published 22nd April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Netflix. Launched in 1997, Netfl¬ix is now one of the world’s leading online streaming services, providing users with unlimited access to a huge selection of TV shows and films. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen addiction, inappropriate content and hackers.

What Parents Need to Know About Disney+

  • Published 17th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Disney+. Disney+ is the latest big player in the TV streaming market. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, age-inappropriate content and outdated cultural depictions.

Lockdown Learning Song

  • Available On Demand

With the current COVID-19 outbreak meaning the onus is on parents to facilitate home learning, we've once again teamed up with Sam and Dan from Musicalternative to produce a handy song full of ideas to help you create those special moments that will last a lifetime.

What Parents Need to Know About Zoom

  • Published 8th April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Zoom. Founded in 2011, Zoom is one the world’s leading video conferencing software providers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘Zoom Bombing’, phishing and privacy concerns.

A Guide to Safer Live Lessons

  • Published 1st April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on safer live lessons. An online lesson occurs when teachers use video conferencing software to ‘live stream’ lessons to their pupils. The guide takes a look at some things you should consider such as your child’s conduct, communication with your child and their school and the content of your child’s lesson.

DfE KCSiE Remote Safeguarding Guidance: Online Safety for DSLs, Teachers and Parents

  • Available On Demand

In this webinar, Christina Leath, an experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert, will explore key points from the guidance and discuss what this means for DSLs, teachers and parents and carers.

What parents need to know about Houseparty

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Houseparty. Houseparty is a live streaming app described as a face-to-face social network where people ‘drop in’ on each other to video chat, leave messages and hang out in groups. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as strangers joining your child’s call, cyberbullying and in-app purchases.

How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation

  • Published 25th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to maintain good mental wellbeing during isolation. Wellbeing is about being able to experience good health, happiness and high life satisfaction, including managing your stress. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as staying connected with loved ones, doing good things does you good and changing your mindset.

How to Clean Devices Guide

  • Published 18th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to clean devices. Our electronic devices can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as not rubbing too hard when cleaning, how often to clean your devices and to keep your hands and faces as clean as possible.

What Parents Need to Know About Omegle

  • Published 11th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Omegle. Omegle is a website that pairs random strangers for live text or video chats. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as pornographic content, cyberbullying and the chats being unmoderated.

What Parents Need to Know About Steam

  • Published 4th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Steam. Steam is the largest video game digital distribution platform on the planet by quite some distance. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as inappropriate content, phishing and strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About Hidden Photo Apps

  • Published 26th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on hidden photo apps. The latest digital trend growing in popularity for our children are apps on their phone or tablet that look like one thing but are secretly hiding another purpose. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as ‘sexting’, privacy risks and encouraging impulsive behaviour.

Little Reminders of How to Be Kind Online

  • Published 19th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on little reminders of how to be kind online. Online abuse can have a severe impact on people’s lives and is often targeted at the most vulnerable. The guide takes a look at some tips such as understanding the impact of your actions, disassociating from pack mentality and developing self-empathy.

How Ofsted will Inspect Online Safety: What Schools Need to Know

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will help school leaders and school staff to understand exactly how and what Ofsted will inspect in relation to e-safety. It will cover key Ofsted criteria as well as outlining best practice models for schools to consider.

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs

  • Published 12th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on ‘From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs’. The digital world that we live in can be a mine eld for families and parents/carers. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as excessive use of devices, spending money online without permission and compulsive eating.

Supporting Children's Mental Health: 10 Conversation Starters for Parents Online Safety Guide

  • Published 5th February 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on supporting children’s mental health: 10 conversation starters for parents. Talking about mental health to children is sometimes hard. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as talking about mental health naturally, being open and honest and asking twice.

What Parents Need to Know About Facebook

  • Published 29th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Facebook. Facebook is an online social media platform that has over 2 billion users across the globe. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Facebook, cyberbullying and the impact social media can have on your child’s future.

What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

  • Published 15th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Minecraft. There’s a very good chance you’ve heard of Minecraft. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as the addictive nature of Minecraft, griefing and contact with strangers.

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

  • Published 8th January 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TikTok. TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online predators, the addictive nature of TikTok and age-inappropriate content.

From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs and How to Prevent Addiction

  • Available On Demand

This webinar provides schools with the knowledge and understanding they need to put in place supportive and preventative strategies for children, before the lure of gambling sets in.

Lesson Plans Bundle for Early Years (Age 0-4)

Based on the eight key topics outlined in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, our new EYFS interactive video lessons talk to the children about online dangers in a fun and engaging way, providing a truly immersive experience. Each video lesson has accompanying activities to support learning on the topic of online safety, helping to provide young children in an early years setting with the knowledge to protect themselves from the risks they pose when using technology.

Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.

Online Reputation Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.

Online Bullying Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Lesson Plans for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.

Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Copyright and Ownership Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Lesson Plans Bundle for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

Based on the eight key topics outlined in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, our new Key Stage 1 interactive video lessons talk to the children about online dangers in a fun and engaging way, providing a truly immersive experience.

Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.

Online Reputation Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.

Online Bullying Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Lesson Plans for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.

Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Copyright and Ownership Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content.

Lesson Plans Bundle for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

Based on the eight key topics outlined in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, our new Key Stage 2 interactive video lessons talk to the children about online dangers in a fun and engaging way, providing a truly immersive experience.

Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

Online Reputation Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.

Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.

Online Bullying Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.

Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Health, Wellbeing & Lifestyle Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Copyright and Ownership Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content.

Lesson Plan Bundle for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

Our Key Stage 3 lesson plans have been designed to make your online safety lessons fun and engaging for your pupils. We understand that every school, every teacher and every pupil is different, so we’ve made it really easy for you to pick and choose activities to fit into your timetable.

Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.

Online Reputation Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.

Online Bullying Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.

Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Copyright and Ownership Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content.

Self Image and Identity Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 teaches pupils about the differences between their online and offline identity.

Online Relationships Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 covers the impact of technology on communication and relationships, both online and offline.

Online Reputation Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 introduces the concept of ‘online reputation’, including how people can make judgements based on your online activity.

Online Bullying Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 covers the topic of cyber-bullying and other negative behaviours online.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 covers the negative impacts that technology can have on a person’s health, well-being and lifestyle.

Privacy and Security Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 covers how personal information can be found online and can be re-used, saved and shared by others.

Copyright and Ownership Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 helps students understand the terms ‘copyright’ and ‘ownership’ in respect of online content.

Lesson Plan Bundle for Primary Schools (Age 0-11)

Based on the eight key topics outlined in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, our new Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 interactive video lessons talk to the children about online dangers in a fun and engaging way, providing a truly immersive experience.

Lesson Plan Bundle for Secondary Schools (Age 11-18)

Our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 lesson plans have been designed to make your online safety lessons fun and engaging for your pupils. We understand that every school, every teacher and every pupil is different, so we’ve made it really easy for you to pick and choose activities to fit into your timetable.

12 Social Media Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 social media online safety tips for children with new devices. With Christmas only a few weeks away, many of you will be using social media to share your excitement with friends and family. The guide takes a look at a number of tips on social media such as don’t accept friend requests from strangers, block online bullies and to never share your personal information with people you don’t know.

12 Smartphone Online Safety Tips

  • Published 4th December 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 12 smartphone online safety tips. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as screen time, password protection and privacy settings.

Online Safety Tips For Children

  • Published 27th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, strangers and cyberbullying.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Online Safety Guide

  • Published 20th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks in Call of Duty such as violent content, talking with strangers and addictive behaviour.

Cyberbullying (Online Bullying) Guide for Schools and Parents

  • Published 13th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Cyberbullying (bullying which takes place online). The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as mental wellbeing, mood changes and loneliness.

What Parents Need to Know About FIFA 20

  • Published 6th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on FIFA 20. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming disorder, overspending and scams.

How to Deal With a Disclosure in Online Safety

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will support schools in meeting their statutory requirements around online safety, helping them to ensure they have safe mechanisms in place to identify, intervene and escalate any disclosure of harm and abuse and that these processes are robust and systematic.

Safer Apps and Games for Children

  • Published 30th October 2019

This week's free online safety guides focus on three handy guides for parents and carers with suggested safer apps and games for children. The guides take a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age appropriate content and games, age ratings and more.

What Parents Need to Know About Sadfishing

  • Published 23rd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Sadfishing. ‘Sadfishing’ is described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as oversharing, cyberbullying and online grooming.

What Parents Need to Know About Fortnite Chapter 2

  • Published 16th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fortnite Chapter 2. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gaming addiction, gaming with strangers and overspending.

Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour?

  • Published 9th October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.

Curriculum Considerations: Online Relationships and RSHE

  • Available On Demand

This webinar will focus on how schools should approach this creating a fair and balanced curriculum which considers the new Ofsted guidance and educates children about online relationships whilst also promoting positive mental health and well-being across the whole school community.

Video Game Loot Boxes & Skin Betting Online Safety Guide

  • Published 2nd October 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Loot Boxes & Skin Betting. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as gambling, overspending and targeted advertising.

What Parents Need to Know About YouTube Kids

  • Published 25th September 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as targeted advertising, viewing time and inappropriate videos.