Be Cybersafe and Secure On-line
Temporary home for downloadable BeCSR Resources
In October 2021, Achievement for All sadly went into administration. As the UK delivery partner for the ICAM (Children Affected by Migration) network, a comprehensive bank of online support material that took many months to create and curate were lost with the closure of the charity.
The ICAM Team are working hard to restore these lost resources, and by April 2022 a fully functional new site will be up and running, serving learning communities across Europe.
In the meantime, the core resources are downloadable here. Teachers are welcome to download these session plans, for children of between 8 and 14 (to be considered for use as they begin to pilot the world-wide web unaccompanied) and adapt and adopt them into existing schema. There are matching workshops for parents and carers. And although the focus is on building the social and emotional resilience of children and families affected by migration, the resources are fully relevant to any child or young person, and their parents/carers, that need extra social and emotional resilience-building, if risks to bullying, grooming or radicalisation are perceived. This is particularly relevant in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. The workshops cover:
|Session 1 – My online experience I can share my experience of online activity I know the benefits and dangers of being online I know rules for safe and responsible online use|
|Session 2 – Online behaviours I can describe online behaviours that can make people feel accepted and included I know how to behave towards others as I would like others to behave towards me online I understand that, if people show unacceptable behaviour online there can be serious consequences. There are laws to deal with this.|
|Session 3 – Emotions and resilience online I can recognise and describe the feelings that I experience when online I can tell how others may be feeling from their online behaviour I know how I can strengthen my resilience and my relationships with others online|
|Session 4. My online presence I can develop and look after my online identity so that it shows my personal values, ambitions and beliefs I know that data about me is collected online and how to be careful about what I reveal I know how to be responsible and thoughtful about protecting the privacy of others online|
|Session 5. Cyber-bullying I know the different forms of cyber-bullying and understand how it can start in different contexts I can recognize when online behaviour aims to hurt someone and know how to seek and show support to challenge this behaviour I have the confidence and resilience to protect myself and others from cyber-bullying|
|Session 6. Risks and good online habits I accept the need to install security updates and antivirus software on all of the devices that my family owns, as well as update passwords and codes I know what I need to do for myself if I have a problem online outside of school I know what acceptable and healthy use of the internet at home looks like|
|Session 7. Questioning what we see online I know how online images and language can influence how I feel I understand how information is targeted at users of different social media I know how important it is to question what I see and hear online, and the values and motives of the person who posted it. I can resist unreasonable pressure (and help my friends to do the same) from people who try to persuade us to their view. I know how to get help if this concerns me.|
|Session 8. Online benefits and barriers I know how I can use the internet to develop my education, interests and opportunities I understand that there are risks to online activities, such as malware, cybercrime, hacking, addiction, anxiety and depression I understand how to manage and resist peer pressure to get involved in potential criminal activities, such as hacking|
The resources have been designed to be easily translatable into any European language: UK-centric content is shown through blue highlighting, and country-equivalent material should be substituted in.
We would welcome your views on the resources: please leave your comments and suggestions in the box at the end of this page.
Thank you. The BeCSR Development Team.
Grateful thanks are extended to Bob Basley and Claire O’Keefe for their roles in developing these excellent workshops
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Visit the ICAM Partnership website here
Small group sessions – Primary (8-11 yrs old)
Small group sessions – Secondary (11-14 yrs old)
Additional workshop materials and ideas