Book Corner - Online Safety Books for Teachers & Parents

There are a lots of great books about online safety aimed at teachers and parents 

 Good bad pictures book

Good Pictures Bad Pictures - Kirsten A Jensen 

Want a comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it.

Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.With Good Pictures Bad Pictures, your child will never be caught off guard by disturbing videos or peer pressure! The 5-point CAN DO Plan™ teaches kids exactly what to do to protect their young minds when they see pornography.

A great way to talk to your children about pornography without that awkward, uncomfortable feeling. 

 Sonia Livingstone parnets book

Parenting for a Digital Future - Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross

This is not exactly light reading as the authors draw on extensive and diverse qualitative and quantitative research with a range of parents in the UK to reveal how digital technologies characterize parenting in the early 21st Century.

They chart how parents often enact authority and values through digital technologies since "screen time," games, and social media have become both ways of being together and of setting boundaries.

Parenting for a Digital Future moves beyond the panicky headlines to offer a deeply researched exploration of what it means to parent in a period of significant social and technological change.


 Parenting in an online world book

 Parenting In An Online World - David Laur

This e-book (free if you have Amazon Prime) brings together current scholarly articles and research, combined with the real-world experiences of parents, teens, and educators, to provide a more holistic approach to online safety in an “enlightening” and not “frightening” way.

Throughout this e-book, actual case studies are used to demonstrate key safety, security, and privacy concepts. 

viral parenting

 Viral Parenting - Mindy Mcknight

Virtal Parneting is a guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world. From cell phone contracts, rules for earning an allowance, and creating a family mantra, this book teaches readers to solve problems before they happen.


Sex and Relationships Education Resource Update

From September 2020 Relationships Education and Relationships and Sex education will be compulsory for all secondary aged pupils in England and Relationships Education for all primary aged pupils in England. Health Education will be compulsory for all pupils in state- maintained schools. 

The UKCCIS framework Eductaion for A Connected World offers guidance about the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop at different ages and stages of their lives and is an essential tool in developing Sex and Relationship Education, Relationship Education and Heath Education for pupils of all ages. 

ProjectEVOLVE resources each of the 330 statements from Education for a COnnected World with perspectives; research; activities; outcomes; supporting resources and professional development materials. All materialsincluding lesson guides are free. 

Parents - Scare or Prepare?

Periodically, we all recieve warnings about 'bad stuff' happening on the Internet. Our first instinct is to then pass that warning on to our friends, colleagues, pupils and children. And when the warning comes from an official source it almost seems as if its our duty to inform as many people as possible. But should we be doing this?

Mark Bentley, our Online Safety colleague at LGfL has written a really useful blog post (about the dangers of sharing hoax online safety news stories and how to respond next time someone asks you to do so. There's also a great poster to use with your class when they get back in September.

Other Useful Links


Safer Internet Day 2020

What are you doing for SID this year?

Get set for Safer Internet Day 2020, taking place on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, when - once again - we'll join forces across the globe to work "Together for a better internet". Check out the SID website for materials and lesson ideas.

Or maybe you'd like to organise online safety session for staff, governors or teachers at your school. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Help Parents to keep Children Safe Online

Many parents really struggle when it comes to helping their children stay safe online.  From deciding how much screen-time is 'okay' to how to spot if a child is being groomed, to knowing which online games are unsuitable to how to report concerns about social media, many parents are unsure, lack confidence and are desperate for some guidance. Providing that help can be time-consuming and daunting for a school but there are some things that you can do that are quick and easy and will provide peace of mind for both you and your parents.

1) Internet Matters should be everyone's go-to place for straight forward practical advice about helping children and their parents stay safe online. Share the link  with parents so that they can learn about online safety at their own pace.

2) Check out Internet Matter's Parent Pack  which contains three separate presentations on; cyberbullying, bullying and a more generic presentation on keeping safe online parents Evening

3) If you don't feel confident presenting to a parents contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who can provide online safety sessions for parents, Governors and staff at your school. These sessions can be customised to respond to the particular issues that are of concern to your school. Find out more at under the events/ training tab.

4)Attend our Online Safety Leaders' Day on 16th May and improve your own knowledge of online safety Find out more here

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