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Here are the resources we found for online safety for young people:
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Being the best version of yourself online
(Featured resource)HeadStart Wolverhampton worked with Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team, Stone’s Throw Media, and Wolverhampton primary schools to create three great animated videos around the theme of “Being the Best Version of Yourself Online”. The videos explore the following themes:
- The Digital 5-A-Day
- Peer Pressure
- Respect and Self-Respect
These films are great conversation starters with young people about making the best of modern technology.
Bring Your Online Self to School Day
This short film from HeadStart Wolverhampton explores how we can all share the best of ourselves online, being the best version of ourselves when using the internet. This video features young people who behave as they would offline, and then other young people representing how they behave online, but in the ‘real world’
Online Safety Consequences: Assembly for 11-16 Year Olds (Subtitled)
This is a video created by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP), this video looks at the what could happen if a person does not keep their information private when online. The video shows the audience member how easy it is to piece together information about a person, and use that information to find them and prey on them. This video is in English with English subtitles.
4YP Radio for Anti-Bullying Week at The Orchard Centre: Tia and Tommy
(Featured resource)In this podcast from HeadStart Wolverhampton, two young people from The Orchard Centre in Wolverhampton discuss their experiences of bullying and their thoughts about why bullying occurs, how schools and other organisations should react to it, and how their experiences have changed their lives and views of themselves.
Bullying and Mental Health – in Conversation with Jodie Goodacre, Time to Change Young Champion
(Featured resource)Jodie Gooacre is one of Time To Change’s Young Champions, young people with direct experience of mental health issues who work alongside the Time To Change team to break down the stigma around mental health. In this conversation, she discusses the impact of bullying on mental health with Richard Anderson from HeadStart Wolverhampton.
ReachOut is a leading online mental health organisation for young people, providing practical support to help them get through everything from everyday issues to tough times. The website is full of apps and tools that young people can use as well as information to help educate and advise young people about their mental health.
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Ready for Social Networking?
Why do I have to be 13 to be on social media? Can’t I just fake my age? This web page tries to answer these questions and explain why some types of social media require you to be over the age of 13 or in some cases require you to be even older. The website breaks down the questions into shorter easier chunks of information that can be applied to everyday life really simply.
Following Digital Footprints
A digital footprint is a trail that can be followed by people online. The amount of digital footprints we leave behind increases with each new comment, each new photo and each new social media profile. This web page offers advice and tips on how to reduce your digital footprint and keep yourself safe from strangers online.
Staying Secure Online
Do you know how to stay safe online? How to avoid phishing? What to do if you’ve been ratted? This web page is here to help. This quick web page covers how to stay safe online from people who want to hack or take over your social media or even your computer.
Staying Safe Online – Deaf Zone
The internet is great. It can help you find information and chat to friends but sometimes things happen that you don’t like, or that you’re unsure about. On this page you can find information about staying safe online, get involved with the Deaf community and the Deaf service which includes the ability to chat or sign to Childline.
Online Reputation Checklist
This downloadable PDF file offers tips on how to maintain a good online reputation. This is key in keeping safe online. It also provides tips on how to use tools online to make a positive impression to colleges, universities and possible future employees.