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Government publishes new guidance for teaching online safety in schools

The Government has recently published non-statutory guidance supporting schools to teach pupils how to stay safe online. This can be especially helpful when studying new and existing subjects, including Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, Health Education, Citizenship and Computing.

Within the guidance there are links to age specific advice designed to equip children and young people for a digital life, as well as a comprehensive guide to what curriculum areas can cover potential online harms that might be present in the lives of children and young people.

For example:

  • Relationships Education can look at online relationships, and about different types of bullying (including cyberbullying), the impact of bullying, responsibilities of bystanders (primarily reporting bullying to an adult) and how to get help.

In addition to the advice and guidance provided by this piece of work links to further articles, resources, and organisations that have produced training, resources, and projects aimed at children's safety online and tackling topics such as cyberbullying.

Read the full guidance here

22 Jul 2019