Feedback

Simfin

online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Useful Resources for Adults who work with Young People

14 June 2021

Andrew Hall Specialist Safeguarding Consultant's summary of Oftsed's review of sexual abuse in schools.

Sexual harassment and online sexual abuse are so commonplace that young people see no point in reporting incidents. These behaviours have become normalised.

Read more

04 June 2021

The following resources have been produced by SLES to support primary schools with delivering this important aspect of the curriculum. Beyond this local resource there is also signposting to videos hosted elsewhere on the internet. All videos must be watched by the teacher, prior to use in class, to determine whether they are suitable for that particular group of children. Some videos may contain subtle references to more mature topics which help to reinforce the message but may not be suitable for all classes.

 

Read more

03 June 2021

It’s Pride Month in the UK, which marks the celebration of and focus on LGBTQ+ communities. While this is a time to celebrate, it is also an important time to shed light on the difficult everyday situations many LGBTQ+ young people find themselves in, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Understanding the context of the lives of young LGBTQ+ people and the lived experience of children and young people in our care means we can better understand and support them.

The ‘Queerantine study’ by UCL and University of Sussex found that more than two thirds of LGBTQ+ people showed significant symptoms of depression during lockdown.

Read more

24 May 2021

Be Internet Citizens launched in UK youth centres in 2017 with a curriculum designed and evaluated by experts from the ISD (Institute for Strategic Dialogue).

The programme achieved PSHE accreditation in 2018 and is now used in schools across the country. It also offers teachers and youth sector workers the training and resources they need to deliver the curriculum independently.

Read more