Safer Internet Day - Teaching Resources

A collection of teaching resources that can be used to explore online safety with both primary and secondary pupils.

Below you'll find resources from BBC Teach as well as links to content from BBC Own It, a website for children aged 7-12 that explores how they can make the most of their online life, safely and happily. Own It aims to ensure that children aren't scared, but prepared.

You can also explore BBC Own It's new teaching resources for Safer Internet Day 2022, which can be used to teach online safety lessons across a range of topics.

These resources can be used to educate pupils on using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly. They could also help pupils recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour online, as well helping them to identify ways of reporting concerns about content and contact.

Live discussion programme

You can also join us from 20:00 on Tuesday, 1 February 2022 for a live panel discussion programme for primary school teachers and education professionals on teaching children about digital literacy and online safety.

This is an opportunity to share ideas and best practice, particularly around the theme of Safer Internet Day 2022 – All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online. The panel will be hosted by Naomi Wilkinson and will include teachers and experts such as Jess McBeath – an online safety expert with the UK Safer Internet Centre. Click or tap here for more information.

A short video introducing BBC Own It

Primary

BBC Own It - Think before you click
video
BBC Own It - Horrible Histories fake news song
video
BBC Own It - Digital footprint: what is it and why should you care?
video
BBC Own It - Does being anonymous make it easier to be mean?
video
BBC Own It - Joe Sugg on dealing with trolls
video
Watch again: Safer Internet Day - Live Lesson
video

Secondary

Online Grooming
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Your Body, Your Image
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Digital Literacy
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Take the test: How risky are my social media posts?
document
Creating secure messaging systems
video
Online Safety
video
Teaching Porn Awareness
video
BBC Own It - Should phones be banned at school?
document
BBC Own It - Check your selfie
video
BBC Own It - How to deal with social media anxiety
video