On the 11th of February we celebrated Safer Internet Day alongside the Safer Internet Centre, NSPCC and many more education technology companies and schools.
It’s always a good time to reflect on the challenges we still face in making the internet safer for everyone, but especially young people in education, as well as taking stock of the resources and support that is currently available to schools, parents, students and communities.
We’ve collated a few useful documents, guides and webpages to gather these resources – let us know if you’ve seen a particularly useful resource that you think we should share.
- UK Safer Internet Centre – as the creators of Safer Internet Day, we couldn’t put together a list without having their whole website which you can access at https://www.saferinternet.org.uk. The website has a host of resources for different ages of young people, parents, carers, teachers and other professionals.
- NSPCC’s safer internet resources – obviously a good place to start for any safeguarding resources is the NSPCC and with online safety it’s no different. The NSPCC offer a host of free resources, advice and insight into the different risks and challenges as well as offering an online safety course for £35. You can find out more here. Did you know? If you’re an RM SafetyNet user-based filtering customer, you can take advantage up to 10 free courses depending on the size of your school. Get in touch to find out how!
- RM Education’s online safety guide for schools. Read our guide to balancing risks and opportunities in promoting a practical approach to online safety. You can also see the research report that helped underpin this article that we ran in collaboration with the NSPCC here.
- Young Minds’ advice on having a more positive time online. A really insightful selection of content from the UK charity fighting to improve young people’s mental health.
- The Anti-Bullying Alliance guide for parents on cyberbullying. This guide helps parents think of and work through the various different elements of online safety and how they can help their children (and themselves) understand more and improve their online experience. View the guide here.
What other resources have you seen and utilised in your school? Let us know via the email address below, along with any additional advice or support you would like to see from RM and partners.