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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
We have received your request, please check your email shortly for a link to your free pack.
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