Safer Internet Day 2020

Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet


The next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the seventeenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

The theme for 'SID2020' will be ‘Together for a better internet’. The day aims to inspire young people to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The campaign will also explore whether young people feel free to be themselves online - #Freetobe

SID2020 Competition

To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we wanted to let you know about the annual competition for schools being run by our sister site, Safeguarding Essentials. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is complete the picture as shown below and then tweet their entries from the school Twitter account.

The template can be downloaded as part of the free Safer Internet Day assembly available to all Safeguarding Essentials members (if you are not already a member, you can join the free membership here), or you can create your own. This can be in simple text, an image or a video. As long as it can be Tweeted and includes @SafeguardingSGE in the message.

To submit your school entries:

1) Simply Tweet your entries including the @SafeguardingSGE from your school Twitter account,
or
2) Submit your entries by email to competition@safeguardingessentials.com and we will Tweet it on your behalf

Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 7th 2020 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.


Written by Teaching Resources Support on January 10, 2020 14:17

Get Ready for Anti-Bullying Week 2019

This year, Anti-Bullying Week takes place from 11th to the 15th November


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Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated by the Anti-Bullying Alliance which is based at the National Children's Bureau. The campaign was started in the early 2000s as a way of focussing the attention of schools on tackling bullying between children and young people.

Change Starts With Us

This year, Anti-Bullying Week has the theme ‘Change Starts With Us’, underlining how everyday acts like listening to young people, having a conversation, thinking about the impact of our words or stopping before hitting ‘like’ on a hurtful social media post, can help to reduce bullying.


Aims

The campaign objective is to emphasise that we all have a part to play: Change Starts With Us.

The aims of the week are to support schools and other settings to help children and young people, schools staff, parents and other professionals who work with children to understand:

  • bullying is still a serious issue
  • we are all responsible
  • a small change can make a bit difference
  • change starts now!
  • How to get involved

    There are many ways you can get involved this year, with different events taking place throughout the week:
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    ‘Change Starts With Us’ is the main overarching theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week and was developed with young people, so why not help promote the message on your social media channels.

    With the focus on positive change and knowing that we are all part of the solution, the ABA is asking that everyone pledge to change something, no matter how small, and tell them about it. The simplest way of doing this is by sharing or pledging messages from you and your pupils. Your pledges should start with: ‘change starts with ……’ #ChangeStartsWithUs #AntiBullyingWeek. This could be a text-based post, a photo, a video, a GIF or something else!

    You can also sign up as a supporter of Anti-Bullying Week where you will receive a certificate and be listed on the website.


    Register for free bullying awareness training from our sister site, TrainingSchoolz.

    This training is designed to support schools in their understanding of policies and procedures around the different ways in which children and young people can be bullied. It covers good practice on how schools should address the issues of bullying.

    The training is available free of charge for staff to complete from now until 15th November - to coincide with Anti-Bullying Week.

    Sign-up now to complete the training

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    Written by Teaching Resources Support on October 31, 2019 11:07

    Free Bullying Awareness Training for School Staff

    Register now to take the bullying awareness online training from TrainingSchoolz


    TSz Bullying ImageAs the latest academic year began, figures released by The Diana Award revealed that 57% of young people have been bullied at some point in their school lives. And 35% of those bullied had missed school as a result. In addition, the figures also revealed that 36% of parents are worried that their child has behaved in a bullying manner.

    As we know, the 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' guidance from the DfE asserts that "safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone's responsibility", and of course, bullying, or more specifically bullying prevention is a significant element of this.



    This is why we are delighted to offer you access to free bullying awareness training from our sister site, TrainingSchoolz.

    This training is designed to support schools in their understanding of policies and procedures around the different ways in which children and young people can be bullied. It covers good practice on how schools should address the issues of bullying.

    The training is available free of charge for staff to complete from now until 15th November - to coincide with anti-bullying week which takes place from 11th - 15th November.

    Sign-up now to complete the training
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    Written by Teaching Resources Support on October 01, 2019 12:54


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