We look at some of the free resources available to help teachers with their digital footprint as well as information about where to go if they need advice.
The online safety awareness pack
We have created a free Online Safety Awareness Pack for Schools which looks at what teachers need to do to protect themselves and their pupils online.
This pack includes a social media guide for school staff, an online safety calendar outlining key dates throughout the school year and a technology checklist for teachers.
We have outlined some hot topics for teachers which look at some key issues that students in their school may face. These hot topics range from cyberbullying to online gaming, and expand on the guidance that you as a teacher can give.
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH)
The Professionals Online Safety Helpline (POSH) is a free and confidential helpline who can help with any online safety issue including; privacy, online reputation, gaming, grooming, cyberbullying, sexting, inappropriate behaviour on social media and more.
As the only helpline in the UK solely dedicated to supporting the children’s workforce when dealing with online safety issues, POSH are unique in their relationships within industry - having direct channels to escalate concerns to social media companies and many websites. The helpline is available to call or email Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.
The Cyberbullying guidance
The Childnet cyberbullying guidance and practical PSHE toolkit is designed to support schools to develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying.
Credited as a PSHE Association Quality Assured Resource, the toolkit will help teachers cover areas such as cyberbullying, sexting and peer pressure, as well as providing advice to teachers if they are being cyberbullied themselves. Childnet have also created innovative film resources to accompany the online safety toolkit, empowering young people to learn and engage with technology in a positive way.
The Cyberbullying guidance s designed to support schools in preventing and responding to cyberbullying.
Childnet online resources for use in class
The Childnet website has a variety of free resources available for teachers to use. The resources look at issues such as personal information, cyberbullying, and staying safe online and are available for a range of different age groups and abilities.
These can be found at Childnet.com/resources.
360 Safe is a Free Online Safety Self-Review Tool for Schools, and is intended to help schools review their Online Safety policy and practice. The team will work with a school in different aspects of Online Safety, helping you to collaborate, report, and progress.
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