An active online experience is now a fundamental part of our children's lives, both in and outside school. Teaching our children how to be safe online, is just as important as road safety or stranger danger. Below is an introduction to the concepts of eSafety, and can be used as talking points with your child.
4 to 7 year olds
Jessie and Friends: thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/jessie-and-friends/
A three-episode animated series and resource pack aimed at giving 4 to 7s the knowledge and skills to stay safe online. It includes session plans, storybooks and activities to designed to be used across a range of settings.
8 to 10 year olds
Band Runner and 8-10s website: thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
Band Runner is a fun interactive game that helps 8 to 10 year olds learn how to stay safe from risks they might encounter online. It is hosted on the 8-10s website which also features clear and practical online safety advice.
Play Like Share: thinkuknow.co.uk/professionals/resources/play-like-share/
This animated series and resource pack helps 8 to 10s to stay safe from sexual abuse, exploitation, and other risks they might encounter online. It looks at identifying the signs of manipulative or threatening online behaviour and how to respond safely.
#LiveSkills is a package of resources for 8 to 18s that focus on the features of live streaming and the specific risks young people can face. Activities are designed to explore positive and negative attention, and responding safely to pressure online.