Tag Archives: Safety

Exploring Cybercrime: KS3 Lesson Plans

Two free lesson plans from the National Crime Agency on the causes and effects of cybercrime, and how to avoid it. 
The National Crime Agency is aware of an increasing number of young people engaging in acts of cybercrime, often having been encouraged to do so by criminals in hacking forums or via online gaming. These two key stage 3 lesson plans explore the risks involved in committing cybercrime, and will help your students to recognise and avoid the techniques used to manipulate young people online.

PSHE education provides an ideal context for this learning, as it develops relevant skills such as decision making, risk assessment, ability to recognise manipulation and effective use of exit strategies, while providing key facts about cybercrime.

The lessons aim to help students:

  • recognise what cybercrime is, and its causes
  • avoid manipulation online
  • explain the effects of committing cybercrime for both the target and perpetrator
  • seek support and understand the positive pathways for young people interested in computing

Download the Free Exploring Cybercrime Lesson Plans

Online Safety

Thinkuknow have released five articles to share to help keep parents engaged with their child’s online activities.

1. Gaming: what parents and carers need to know
Many children will be spending time gaming online over the summer holidays. This article explores the different elements of gaming with a particular focus on how it can be used by offenders, but focusing on what parents can do to support their child while gaming.

2. Sharing pictures of your child online
Lots of parents love sharing photos of their children with friends and family, particularly when they are on holiday or starting the new school year. A recent report found that 42% of young people reported that their parents had done this without asking their permission. This article helps parents to protect their child while staying social.

3. Keeping your under 5s safe online
Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more time online. This article looks at the benefits of children accessing the internet, and share advice about how parents can make sure their child has a safe experience online.

4. Live streaming: responding to the risks
Many children enjoy live streaming as it can be used to showcase talent, develop communication skills and create identity. This article helps parents to understand why children love it, what the risks can be, and how they can help their child stay safe if they are live streaming.

5. Using parental controls
Parental controls are a great tool for helping to protect children but should not replace open and honest conversations with children about their life online. Share these tips on how to use parental controls effectively.

Teaching Online Safety in Schools

This guidance from the Department for Education is to support schools to teach their pupils how to safe online within new and existing school subjects. It is aimed at school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools. The interventions and support information may also be helpful for early years settings, colleges and other post-16 institutions. The guidance outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of forthcoming and existing curriculum requirements.

Free Child Safety Week Toolkit

The Child Safety Week (3rd – 9th June 2019) action pack is available – you can download it now.

It’s the essential guide for anyone who wants to get effective messages out to children and families about preventing accidents:

  • Packed with quick and easy activity ideas to bring the week to life – use them as they are or build on them and share your own. We’ve done some of the thinking for you.
  • Dedicated pull outs and a parent pack for you to copy and give to parents with effective messaging that they relate to
  • Practical activity sheets to copy and use with children and parents
  • Tips on effective engagement with your families and children
  • Child Safety Week poster – a conversation starter to display and promote activities

Why not order a poisoning prevention Taste Test kit from our sponsor, Bitrex, also available now – completely free. You can get it here.

You can sign up to Child Safety Week here.

Find out more about Child Safety Week 2019

Peer2Peer Education

Heena Njie

Starting Point
16 Pickering Road
IG11 8PG

Email Address: heena@p2peducation.co.uk
Mobile:  07908013916
Website:   www.p2peducation.co.uk          

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:  
P2P delivers peer-led life-skills workshops to schools, PRUs and other youth-related services. Workshops include Sexting, Online Grooming, Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships, Gun and Knife Crime, Gang Awareness, Drug and Alcohol Abuse and more.

Target Group:   Primary and Secondary Schools (for Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers)

Cost Implication for Schools:  Yes


Elizabeth Kitto
Prevent Education Officer

Barking Town Hall

Email Address: elizabeth.kitto@lbbd.gov.uk
Mobile: 07970 788985         

Borough:  LBBD

Provision Summary:
1. Staff training on Prevent
2. Safeguarding policy support and advice for Prevent
3. Curriculum support – assemblies/workshops/lessons/lesson plans/resources/external speakers

Target Group:  Early Years, Primary and Secondary Schools (for Pupils, Staff, Parents and Carers)

Cost Implication for Schools:  No