Ahead of Safer Internet Day 2020, the UK Safer Internet Centre has launched free resources to support educators.
Created by educational experts, the resources are split up into age ranges:
There is also guidance for educators included, as well as extra resources for parents and carers.
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Created around the theme of ‘Together for a beter internet’, topics covered include the concept of the internet and online identity, created for younger pupils, and strategies to make the internet a more inclusive place, aimed at older pupils.
Educator resources include a guide to celebrating Safer Internet Day in your education setting, information about handline disclosures and sensitive topics, advice for talking to the press about Safer Internet Day activities, and information of how to spread the Safer Internet Day word further.
Our team of teachers and youth workers have created these easy-to-use, practical and engaging resources so that all children can explore what their online identity means in a digital age.
– Will Gardner, UK Safer Internet Centre
Will Gardner, director of the UK Safer Internet Centre, said: “We want all schools, youth groups and education settings to be part of the world’s biggest campaign to make the internet a safer and happier place.
“To help them do so, as official coordinators here in the UK, our team of teachers and youth workers have created these easy-to-use, practical and engaging resources so that all children can explore what their online identity means in a digital age.”
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The Safer Internet Centre has also created accompanying films, in order to spark discussion. ‘What does my avatar say about me?’ has been created for children aged 5–11, and ‘Are you #freetobe yourself online?’ is for young people aged 11–18. There is also a series of short videos aimed at parents and carers, and a general campaign video.
All Safer Internet Day resources and films are available to view and download at www.saferinternetday.org.uk