Trust Me gains PSHE accreditation

Posted on 22 September 2017

Childnet’s Trust Me resource is now a PSHE accredited resource. Trust Me was created for teachers after the Childnet education team saw a need for a resource to start the conversations around extreme online content and contact from others as well as the need to develop young people’s critical thinking skills.

Trust me is a resource intended to stimulate and facilitate discussion, it is designed to educate young people around inaccurate and pervasive information online and strengthen their ability to think critically about the content they see online.

Critical thinking is a skill which we all use every day, often without consciously realising. It allows us to engage with content, people, thoughts and ideas whilst asking questions and forming judgements.

What is in the resource?

Trust Me is suitable for both primary and secondary education levels. It is a resource that aids and empowers educators to start a discussion around critical thinking, with a focus on the areas of content, contact, and propaganda material.

Trust me contains:

  • Tailored packs for primary and secondary schools
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Teachers guidance

The teacher’s guidance in Trust Me includes the appropriate background documents for schools and additional content to help teachers to deliver this resource to pupils.

Also included in the resource is an overview of relevant laws online and definitions to support teachers in answering any questions which may arise during the teaching sessions. 

New for 2017

Trust me has been updated for 2017, among the new content are new:

  • Plenaries
  • Starters
  • Guidance
  • Activities

Download the updated packs at


We hope that teachers will adapt these packs to suit their pupils and have created all the content under a creative commons licence so any changes can be made so they fit the specific needs of each school. 

What does it mean to be accredited?

The PSHE Quality Mark is awarded to resources that meet ten principles of effective PSHE education. Resources are rigorously assessed by one of PSHE England’s subject leads and is then recommended to the community of PSHE education professionals. The accreditation ensures that teachers can deliver the highest quality PSHE education to their pupil.

Kate, from the Childnet education designed the trust me resource:

‘We are delighted that Trust Me has passed the PSHE accreditation and value the support the PSHE Association have given us in developing the resource. We have seen first-hand how this resource can be used to stimulate and facilitate discussions around online content and contact and empower young people with the critical thinking skills they need to navigate the online world. ’


Trust me was developed in partnership with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Safeguarding Board.

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