Archive for the ‘Internet Safety’ Category

Safer Internet Day

31 January 2014

Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together’.

The day offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role and responsibility that all stakeholders have in helping to create a better internet.

Free schools packs are available to download here;

  • If you are a parent you can download resources to help start conversations with your children about online safety here;
  • You can also take the Safer Internet Day quiz to find out whether you’re helping to create a better internet;
  • You can tweet and join the conversation online using #SID2014.

If you are still looking for inspiration there are more ideas of ways to get involved here.


Childnet Resources

19 April 2013

Childnet‘s new website, includes an interactive resource matrix which makes it much easier to find the wide range of e-safety tools and resources.


Digital Parenting magazine – issue 2 now available!

25 November 2012

The second issue of Digital Parenting magazine was launched last month and is now available to order. The magazine, packed with everything parents need to know about their children’s digital world, is completely free to order, and – while stocks last – there is no limit on how many you can order. You can view an online version of the magazine here and order multiple copies here.

E Safety – Let them have their say.

4 October 2012

Working with those aged between 7-18? Encourage your school or group to take part in the Have your Say survey and their ideas will be presented to the government on Safer Internet Day.

What’s it all about?

For Safer Internet Day 2013, the UK Safer Internet Centre is giving children and young people the opportunity to tell the government and internet industry what they believe their online rights are.

How can we take part?

SWGfL have developed surveys for primary age (7-11 years) and secondary age (11-18 years) pupils. The survey shouldn’t take longer than 30 mins to fill in, and is available for completion or download, with guidance notes on the Safer Internet Centre’s website at:

Kidsmart–The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin

6 March 2012

The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin is an e-book, with accompanying questions for use on the pages where you see a clock icon and the words “time to chat”. Children discuss safe ways of using ICT and learn a song. There are also links to Kidsmart lesson plans on internet safety.


Safer Internet Day is on 7th February 2012

1 February 2012

The theme for Safer Internet Day 2012 is Connecting Generations with the slogan “Discovering the digital world together safely”. The Safer Internet Centre here in the UK have produced packs for primary and secondary schools, which include quick ideas for teachers, a lesson plan and an assembly.

Download your 2012 schools pack now!

See a short video of a school event run by the Yorkshire Humber Grid for Learning which brings the Connecting Generations theme to life.

Safer Internet Day Live – the radio programme is back!

Listen here for more information!

For the second year running, the UK Safer Internet Centre will be presenting Safer Internet Day Live; a marathon radio programme on Safer Internet Day from 9am to 9pm (GMT) and broadcasting over the Internet and around the world. A fully interactive experience, listeners will be encouraged to text, email, Skype, IM and even phone in with questions to challenge the panel of experts from around the world.

E-Safety Christmas Message from the SWGfL

7 December 2011

There is often a ‘must have’ gadget each Christmas and usually technological. Parents can be swept along and not necessarily consider all aspects when making some of these present purchases, for example online access, age rating, etc.

The SWGfL have produced some content that any schools or organisation may wish to include in any pre Christmas communication, such as a newsletter. Click here.


Safer Internet Day: A date for your diary.

5 October 2011

Safer Internet Day will take place on Tuesday 7 February 2012 with a theme of ‘Connecting generations and educating each other’, and the slogan “Discover the digital World together…safely!” Find out more and register here.
Registered schools will receive a SID kit in January 2012 including information about SID, promotional materials, suggested learning and awareness activities, and E Safety resources.

Back to School E Safety Resources

13 September 2011

Insafe has launched it’s Back to School campaign with some excellent resources. This year the gift package for teachers includes a quiz for pupils to complete, lesson plans, an update on Facebook’s new privacy settings, and an eSafety PowerPoint presentation which can be used to raise the issues with other members of staff at school:

The TDA in collaboration with Childnet have announced the launch of an online resource for trainee teachers and NQTs. The site is designed to support trainee teachers and NQTs in their personal use of social networking services, keeping themselves, their students, and their job safe:


New E Safety Resources

1 July 2011

Thanks to Karl Hopwood for pointing me in the direction of 2 new international E Safety Resources. Webwise is an Irish site packed with information, resources and support for teachers, parents and pupils. Interactive lessons covering topics including ‘What is the Internet?’ and ‘Personal Information online’ are available here:

Budd:e is from the Australian government and pupils build a Cybersecurity robot to help them stay safe online: 

Further E Safety resources have been collated here: