Happy Safer Internet Day! To help celebrate and to raise awareness of new aspects of internet safety, The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) have announced their latest resources available for professionals working with children and young people, some of them might be suitable for use with Parents and Carers too. Sky News carried an interesting article yesterday here with news of these latest resources and concerns about ‘sexting’ and research from Beatbullying
New Resources for February 2011
CEOP has developed a suite of resources designed to tackle the issue of young people taking indecent images which are then circulated to a wider audience. These resources consist of a ten minute film called ‘Exposed’ and accompanying lesson plans. The materials show common ways young people get into this situation, explore the consequences of these actions and what they can do if they find themselves in this position.
‘Exposed’ is aimed at 14 to 18 year olds, although in practice you may feel the film is suitable for those outside of this range.
You can download these resources from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources/ and selecting ‘Exposed’ under the 11 – 16’s tab. NB The Highland E-Safety Team issued Mobile Phone Guidance to Parents / Carers in Highland, this can be accessed here.
Suite of Resources for Young People with Special Needs and Disabilities
CEOP has developed a range of resources for professionals to use with young people who have special needs and disabilities. Three versions of an animation have been produced that convey messages in an appropriate format for this audience – available in , mild–moderate needs, moderate–severe needs and audio only.
Additionally, there is a dramatisation covering broadly similar issues involving actors who use British Sign Language. There are two versions of this film, partial or full subtitles. All films have an accompanying lesson plan and activities to highlight important themes.
You can download these from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources/ and selecting either ‘Know your friends with Josh and Sue’ or ‘Sam’s Real Friends’ under the SEN tab.
Interactive E-safety Game
There is a new internet safety game for 8 – 10 year olds called ‘Star Riders’. This interactive game requires the user to answer questions about internet safety to increase the amount of time they have to collect stars and avoid nasty icons. There is a leader board to encourage users to improve. The questions users are asked will be changed every few months to reflect new themes.
You can access this game at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/star-rider/
Here’s the video clip of the Exposed resource