How to teach online safety to tech-savvy students


Don't feel like a dinosaur when teaching online safety - pupils will benefit from your maturity, writes Zofia Niemtus

Don't feel like a dinosaur when teaching tech-savvy pupils about online safety

There’s a lot of attention paid to the online world in the new curriculum. Reflections about online life are woven into the general advice, and there are specific requirements to teach about online relationships, the online and media worlds, and internet safety.

But what does a research-informed approach to these issues look like?

Adrienne Katz, author of Cyberbullying and E-safety: what educators and other professionals need to know and head of the annual Cybersurvey (the latest of which heard from around 15,000 young people), says it’s important not to be swept up in media panic around ...

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