Secondary Resources

Every year in early February, Safer Internet Day takes place and as many people are encouraged to take part as possible from schools to businesses across the country and beyond. It is the ideal opportunity to get the whole community thinking about online safety. To find out what happened this year and for information about the event next year go to the Safer Internet site here

SWGfL has developed an online safety self review for schools called 360 Degree Safe. It is free and provides:

  • Information that can influence the production or review of online safety policies and develop good practice.
  • A process for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunities for commitment and involvement from the whole school.
  • A continuum for schools to discuss how they might move from a basic level provision for online safety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.

Full information on 360Degree Safe can be found here

Here is a collection of organisations that have curated or written specific packages for secondary schools around online safety. They range from e-books and films to assembly ideas.

Internet Matters– resource hub created by the charity Internet Matters

Know It All Secondary tool kit– produced by Childnet International

ThinkuKnow resource library– Thinkuknow is run by the CEOP education team

KELSI– Kent County Council has pulled together a comprehensive list of resources for teachers around general online safety but also specific areas of concern such as bullying, hate crime, fake news and critical thinking.