We have just launched the latest of our free video resources which families can use together over the coming weeks. This video focusses on who young people should tell if something worries them online.
What are the SMART with a heart video lessons?
The SMART with a heart video lessons are a series of six interactive videos. Each one works through one of our SMART rules to introduce simple online safety advice to children and their families.
Who are they designed for?
All the videos are designed for children aged 6-9 years old who should work through them with an adult. We want them to be a fun way of starting important conversations about how to use the internet safely and positively at home.
What is the latest film about and what does it cover?
The T rule is all about telling a trusted adult if something online worries, upsets or confuses a child. This video helps children to understand what cyberbullying is, how it can happen and top tips to deal with it. With the help of Sammi the parrot, parents and children can chat together about cyberbullying in a relaxed and relevant way, thinking carefully about who the child can tell if they needed help and the ways in which they can do this.
What does someone need to complete it?
If you’re a parent, all you need is your child and a device that can access the internet and play sound! It might be useful to have a pen and paper to hand (in case you want to note anything down) but you don’t need anything else.
What do parents need to know before starting?
Nothing! The video does all the hard work for you – delivering key advice and opening up conversations about your child’s online life. If you want to feel extra prepared, our cyberbullying hot topic is written to support parents and carers with this particular area and includes top tips and conversation starters.
Are there any related resources you would recommend for parents to follow up with?
Our final SMART video in this series will be released shortly. In the meantime, you can also take a look at the ‘Get Answers’ section of our website written specifically for primary aged children. Each section includes a short quiz which you could do together with your child. We have pages on online bullying and reporting tools which you might find particularly helpful. Alternatively, something like the Family Agreement is a great way to build on the conversations started here, and if you enjoy the video, we have a range of other online safety activities you can do from home available on our website.