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Teaching Online Safety and Awareness

Explore Digital

Everyone needs to find their own way and to have the freedom to try new things online. So how do you keep young people safe while they find their feet? What do they need to know, and how can you help them to think critically about the way they use the internet?

National digital skills provider We Are Digital have been funded to run free remote sessions in schools and youth settings across the UK this Autumn. We have also created a free downloadable course that can be used by those centres without the technology to host a video call during a session.

Written by internationally recognised online safety experts and developed especially for delivery to 11-17 year olds during Covid-19, these resources are a guide for teachers, youth workers and youth group leaders supporting young people who are facing more challenges and difficult choices online than ever before.

The Explore Digital resources are mapped to the new PSHE curriculum for 2020/21, and comprises of a pack including lesson plans and a series of videos and suggested discussion points which will support delivery. You can choose whether you would like to teach the content yourself or have one of our expert trainers to facilitate a session for you.

Frequently asked questions

Enter details about your organisation in the sign-up form above.  After signing up, you will receive an email directly explaining everything you need to know and giving you access to the pack with the videos.

Our resource pack will include everything you need to deliver the lesson including an introduction to the topic, teacher/trainer guidance notes, lesson plans, access to the video content, discussion points and questions.  You will also receive the video transcript if you wish to read through it ahead of the session.

The resource pack includes five topics: Online Disinhibition, Captology (Persuasive Design), Online Fraud, Sextortion and Employment and University.  Check your pack for full details on each topic.

The videos have been created to cover a range of different topics and are deliberately short (6-8 minutes) to allow you to cover one or two subjects if you are time limited or wish to generate longer discussion and debate, or to cover 3 topics during a standard lesson time of 50-60 minutes.

Please allow up to one hour for the email to come through.  If you still have not received it, please do check your junk/spam folders.  Still nothing?  You can try signing up again or alternatively, get in touch with us and we will sort it for you.  You can email us at explore@we-are-digital.co.uk or call us on 03333 444 019 (Option 1).

If you are unable to access the videos and your IT department are unable to help, get in touch with us directly and we can help you with this.  You can email us at explore@we-are-digital.co.uk or call us on 03333 444 019 (Option 1).

The videos can be found in the Explore Digital document (pdf file).  Under each topic you will find a ‘Watch the video’ section – just click on the video image and it will open the link to the video directly.

If you are unable to deliver this session on your own, you can request a facilitated session.  Given Covid19, one of our trained staff members will join your lesson remotely and run through the lesson with those attending.  They will ensure the lesson is delivered as per the guidance in the pack.  Remote sessions can be arranged on a platform of your choice including GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Zoom or another, but we will need to discuss the requirements with you on this.  Get in touch with us today and we will take you through the process step-by-step.

Email us at explore@we-are-digital.co.uk or call us on 03333 444 019 (Option 1).

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Privacy policy​

In compliance with UK and European Data Protection Regulations, this Privacy Notice explains what personal information we collect when you visit our website.


The Notice sets out how we use and protect any information that you provide to us when visiting our website.

We are committed to protecting your personal information and take seriously our obligations with regards to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


I agree to supply the above information to We Are Digital to organise, assist with and review the Explore Digital session under the terms of their privacy policy detailed below. The only information that will only be shared with third parties is the name of the school/organisation and the number of young people attending the session which will be shared with Santander who are funding the initiative. 

For the purpose of GDPR, We Are Digital Training Ltd are the data controller and any enquiry you may have regarding the collection or processing of your data should be addressed to:

Friars House, Manor House Drive, Coventry CV1 2TE

You can also contact the Data Protection Representative at: data@we-are-digital.co.uk

We hold personal data as a necessary requirement for the effective functioning of our assisted and training services and website.

The personal data we collect from you may include:

  • survey responses
  • your answers to the ‘get involved’ form
  • where relevant a record of your contact with us, including your email address
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address
  • details of which version of web browser you used
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We will not excessively collect any personal data from you that we do not need and we will periodically review your personal information to ensure that we do not retain it for any longer than our agreed, and documented, retention schedules.

We collect or process your information:

  • to deliver appropriate support and training
  • to respond to any feedback you send us
  • to maintain our website and to help us make improvements

There are occasions where you may be accessing our services through another organisation. If they provide us with your details, we treat this accordingly and only use it for the purposes stated.

– To organisations with whom you have an existing relationship and with whom we work in partnership to deliver your training or support and where there is a sharing agreement in place to protect your rights.
– In some circumstances we may need to share basic personal data from time to time for the purpose of fulfilling contractual requirements.
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– Where there is an authorised legal requirement/request for us to release the data.

In order that we are able to provide the best possible service to you, we have agreed and documented retention schedules that we consider to be relevant and proportionate to the service we are providing.

We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

We use sub-processors to store our data safely and securely. All survey data is stored in the UK. Our sub-processors have robust security features to ensure that they have the appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep personal data secure.

You have a number of legal rights in relation to the information that we hold about you, including:

  • the right to request details of the information we have about you.
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  • the right to make a complaint with the Information Commissioner (www.ico.org.uk) if you think that any of your rights have been infringed by us.

To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out in this Privacy Notice and/or make a complaint please contact data@we-are-digital.co.uk or write to Data Protection at:

We Are Digital, Friars House, Manor House Drive, Coventry CV1 2TE

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and in line with any changes recommended by the Information Commissioner’s Office and we will ensure that stays up to date and relevant, providing complete transparency.

This privacy policy was last updated in March 2019

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