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E-safety

Teachers, foster carers, social workers and other professionals working with children and young people play a crucial role in supporting children to learn about how to stay safe online.

Teachers and educators

  • There are a range of resources to help teachers and educators bring internet safety into the classroom and to help them develop a progressive digital literacy curriculum within school.
  • Click here to access resources that will help you develop a progressive internet safety curriculum in your school.
  • Do you want to deliver sessions on e-safety in your school? Click here for Lesson plans, films, games, quizzes, drama activities and more!
  • Reviewing your policies and e-safety provision
  • CEOP's Thinkuknow programme provides a range of free educational resources - films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters - to professionals working with children and young people.
  • DfE guidance - Cyberbullying: Advice for headteachers and school staff. Click to download.
  • Child Net for internet safety resources for teachers to help safeguard your workplace and the young people you work with
  • London Grid for Learning - online safety and safeguarding resource centre for teachers and school leaders
  • NSPCC - helpful online safety advice and tools. 
  • Connect Safely - The Educators Guide to Social Media and Student Data Privacy
  • Safety resources from Internet Matters - for 'primary schools' and for 'secondary schools'.

Advice for Foster carers, adoptive parents and social workers – click here for leaflets, videos, FAQs and links to other useful resources.

Managing reputation - As well as supporting young people to stay safe online, staff also need to protect their own online reputation, particularly when using social networking sites. Find out more here.

What can affect my online reputation?

Learn about safety features on social networks - Most online services offer some safety features that can help users to manage access to age-inappropriate content, report concerns or protect privacy

Helpline for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care.

helpline@saferinternet.org.uk or call 0844 381 4772