As shown in the most recent Ofcom report, children are accessing social media earlier than in previous years. The report also shows that of 7 -11 year olds now own their own smartphone. This highlights the fact that children are becoming independent internet users much earlier on.
That’s why education around safe sharing is more important than ever before.
To support teachers in starting a conversation about safe sharing, we have created this E-Safety Poster to encourage students to be mindful around what they choose to share online.
It’s highlights three simple ideas; Stop, Speak and Support.
Before posting a picture or video online, or even sending a picture in a message. Stop and think; Once a picture is online, we can’t control where it ends up.
If you or someone that you know is struggling with something that happened online. Speak up and tell someone. You can talk to your friends or a trusted adult. A parent, carer or teacher. You can even call Childline.
If you know another student at your school is struggling with something that is happening online, offer support. Ask if they are ok, and then tell a trusted adult or a teacher at your school about what’s been happening online and why you are concerned about that student.
Talk through each of the points with your students, then display the Stop Speak Support E-Safety Poster in your classroom:
We’re visiting schools through the year with our interactive e-safety workshops. If you’re looking to address specific challenges around cyberbullying, we also provide Anti-Bullying workshops all year round.