Online Safety At Home
Learning about online safety at home
Schools across the UK are now closed to most families. We know this is a difficult time for most parents. ‘Think u Know’ have created learning packs intended to provide you with support and resources to help you learn about online safety at home with your child.
Parents and Carers Helpsheets
If you haven’t already, the first thing to do is read our Parents and Carers Helpsheets – there is one for primary and one for secondary. These contain key online safety advice and links to our resources, as well as support services.
Home activity packs
Once you have read the Helpsheets, click on the links below to download your first home activity packs for each age range.
Each pack contains two 15 minute activities to do with your child, using Thinkuknow resources. The next two will be released in a fortnight’s time.
For Early Years and Primary:
Six easy-to-follow videos to work through together with children aged 6-9 years old.
Each video has:
- simple, clear online safety advice specifically tailored for children aged 6-9 years old,
- 10-15 minutes of fun activities, games and discussion points,
- narration from an experienced member of the Childnet education team,
- optional follow-up activities to extend children’s learning.
Please note: due to the format of this resource and to encourage meaningful discussion, we would strongly advise that children watch the video lessons together with an adult.
Useful link to what young people are using digitally at the moment- https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Managing mental health and wellbeing: advice for families
The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. It’s been chosen because of its ability to strengthen relationships, develop a sense of community and deepen solidarity. It seems an appropriate choice given the current times. That’s why this week, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to help promote the message of displaying kindness online and to remind people how often, something so small can have such a big influence.