Safer Internet Day - Teaching Resources

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

These classroom 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.

Highlights include:

  • Horrible Histories telling the story of fake news through the ages.
  • Children asking trusted adults why some people pretend they’re someone they’re not online.
  • Youtuber Mimi Missfit taking a group of teenagers to Holland to learn about the realities of porn.
  • Nikki Lilly and Katie Piper discussing how to stop comparing your life with others online.
UK Safer internet Centre resources

BBC Own It app

His Royal Highness, The Duke of Cambridge, talks about the new BBC Own It app

Prince William said he thinks the new BBC Own It app "can only be a good thing for children's digital wellbeing and mental health".

Three years ago he set up something called the Cyberbullying Taskforce, and he's worked with the BBC to develop a new internet safety app for kids.

It aims to support young people who use social media, and helps them to take their first steps online.

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 the best and worst of online life and a keyboard and app that helps children make smart decisions as they type and offers advice and guidance.

Own It aims to ensure that children aren't scared, but prepared.

The new BBC Own It keyboard and app helps kids make smart choices and have a happy and healthy online life

Primary

Keeping Myself Safe
video
Addictive Behaviour
video
Cyberbullying
video
Being Respectful Online
document
Staying Safe Online
audio
Digital footprint: what is it and why should you care?
video
Think before you click
video
5 times internet rules got REALLY confusing
document
Horrible Histories fake news song
video
What’s your take on these online situations?
game

Secondary

Online Grooming
collection
Your Body, Your Image
collection
Digital Literacy
collection
Take the test: How risky are my social media posts?
document
Creating secure messaging systems
video
Online Safety
video
Teaching Porn Awareness
video
Should Phones Be Banned At School?
document
AJ - Check Your Selfie
video
How To Deal With Social Media Anxiety
video