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Home Learning Hub2020-05-28T08:40:33+00:00

Welcome to the Home Learning Hub

The Home Learning Hub is our free library of resources to support parents and carers who are taking the time to help their children be safer online. We have adapted our classroom-based resources to make them easily accessible for everyone.

A brief description explains each resource, so once you are ready simply click the ‘download’ buttons.

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Coronavirus: An explainer

Ages: 5-11

Use this video to teach the children in your care about the Coronavirus. It uses child friendly language and engaging animation to explain this tricky topic. The video explains what the virus is, how it can spread and what we can all do to make everyone safer.

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Coronavirus: Story Book

Ages: 5-11

Read this storybook with your child to help them learn more about the Coronavirus. This engaging and colourful storybook will give them an understanding of what the virus is, how it can spread and what we can do to make everyone safer. Younger children may need an adult to read this to them.

Download Story Book

Coronavirus: Activity

Ages: 5-11

These worksheets support the learning from the Coronavirus video and storybook. The first worksheet creates an opportunity for children to express their emotions around Coronavirus. The second worksheet contains a task which encourages them to tackle fake news and misinformation related to the Coronavirus.

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Daily Schedule

Ages: 5-7 and 7-11

Plan out your home learning and activities using this daily schedule.

Download Worksheet (Age 5-7)
Download Worksheet (Age 7-11)

Important Contacts

Ages: 7-18 (with an adult)

Encourage your child to help out your elderly relatives or neighbours by creating an easy-to-use contacts list for them while they self-isolate.

Download Printable

Helping in the Community

Ages: 7-18 (with an adult)

Make a positive difference in your community & offer support to vulnerable or isolated people.

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Primary Resources

Influencers

Ages: 7-11

This lesson looks at what an influencer is, what they do, how they make money and a couple of things for your pupils to be wary of when watching & following their favourite gamers, creators and celebs.

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Random Acts of Kindness

Ages: 7-11

Inspired by ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’, this lesson looks at what kindness is, why it is important and how we can help play our part in a kinder world.

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Fake News

Ages: 7-11

This lesson aims to give children the skills and knowledge to identify and challenge Fake News, whether they see it online, in the newspaper or on TV.

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Image Sharing

Ages: 10-11

This lesson looks at consent for the use of images, as well as what to do if you see or even share an indecent image online. The task allows children to reflect on how easily and how far an image can spread online.

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PEGI Age Ratings

Ages: 7-11

This lesson teaches children all about the age ratings which are used on games. We use some fun screen recordings of games to stimulate discussion around online safety when gaming. Children (and maybe even adults) will learn the PEGI ratings for popular games such as Fortnite, Minecraft and FIFA.

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Passwords

Ages: 7-11

This lesson teaches primary children about one of the most important aspects of online safety: passwords. They will learn what makes a password safer, all of the do’s and don’ts and why we need strong passwords. This lesson includes a fun worksheet which allows children to practice creating their own password.

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Online Bullying

Ages: 7-11

 This discussion-based lesson allows children to reflect on how best to respond to bullying. The lesson contains 3 engaging and relevant animations which help to stimulate an important discussion around bullying.

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Family Screen Time Pack

Ages: 7-11

Establish flexible and structured boundaries for children regarding their use of electronic devices.

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Be a Cyber-hero

Ages: 7-11

Help young people in your care become Cyberheroes against villainous online bullies.

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Password Creator Pack

Ages: 3+

Use this resource with the child in your care to teach them all about passwords. The fun colouring sheets and interactive game will provide you with the platform to talk about what passwords are, why they’re important and how we create one.

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Thank a Teacher Card

Ages: 5-11

Download and print out this ‘Thank You’ card for the child in your care’s teacher. Children can colour in the card, draw a picture of their favourite teacher and write them a message of thanks.

Download Printable

Secondary Resources

Influencers


Ages:
11-15

This lesson looks at what an influencer is, what they do, how they make money and a couple of things for your young people to be wary of when watching & following their favourite gamers, creators and celebs.

Download Pptx
Download Lesson Plan

Fake News


Ages:
11-15

This lesson aims to give young people the skills and knowledge to identify and challenge Fake News, whether they see it online, in the newspaper or on TV.

Download Pptx
Download Lesson Plan
Download Handout

Image Sharing
(Lower and Middle Secondary)

Ages: 11-15

This lesson looks at sexting – what it is, what the law is and how we should respond to it. Young people are presented with scenarios which will allow for discussion around image sharing/sexting.

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Image Sharing
(Upper Secondary)

Ages: 16-18

This lesson looks at sexting – what it is, what the law is and how we should respond to it. Young people are presented with scenarios which will allow for discussion around image sharing/sexting.

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Lied about their birthday?


Ages:
13-15

Turn back the clock and change their virtual age to their real age to help make the children and young people in your care safer online.

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Should you stream it?


Ages:
13-18

Guide the young people in your care to become safer streamers with this traffic light system.

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Age Verification


Ages:
12-14

This lesson is aimed at Lower Secondary young people who have turned or who are about to turn 13 (the age you need to be to use most popular apps). It points out the dangers of using the incorrect age and the benefits of using their correct age. It also contains a homework to allow your pupils and their parents to check that they are using the correct age for the apps they use.

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Videos

5 ways young people can use technology to learn a language


Ages:
11-18 (and Adults)

Share this video with the young people in your care to show them how they can use technology to learn a language. Whether its an app, subtitles on TV shows or watching the news, we provide you with some fun and engaging ways to learn a language.

watch on youtube

Digital Safeguarding in 60


Ages:
Adults

Loot box warnings, TikTok bans private messaging and more on the popular platform, Houseparty.

watch on youtube

New Guidelines on Loot Boxes


Ages:
Adults

Information on the new guidance on Loot Boxes to help keep the gamers in your care safer.

watch on youtube

Passwords


Ages:
5-11

This amazing animation will help you teach the children in your care about passwords. Join Jack, Maddie and Freddie as they teach you more about what passwords are, why they are important and how to create one.

watch on youtube

5 YouTube Channels for Home Study

Ages: Adults

Keep the children in your care entertained and engaged with our recommended Youtube channels

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Coronavirus Explained Using Makaton

Ages:
5 – 18

We’ve adapted our original Coronavirus explainer video so that you can use it for children with special educational needs through Makaton and images. The video explains what the virus is, how it can spread and what we can all do to make everyone safer.

Watch on youtube

Coronavirus:
An explainer

Ages:
5-11

Use this video to teach the children in your care about the Coronavirus. It uses child friendly language and engaging animation to explain this tricky topic. The video explains what the virus is, how it can spread and what we can all do to make everyone safer.

watch on youtube

Social Distancing:
An explainer

Ages: 5-11

Use this video to teach the children in your care about the the difference Social Distancing, also referred to as Physical Distancing.

watch on youtube

Recent Articles

Recommended Resources

NSPCC Pants Lesson


Ages:
4-8

The NSPCC have put together a lesson which allows you to have a conversation with children about staying safe from sexual abuse. It uses child-friendly language to structure a conversation around this issue.

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Internet Matters – Cyberbullying


Ages:
6-18

Internet Matters provide you with a conversation guide for talking to your child about Cyber Bullying.

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Childnet – Parents and Carers Toolkit


Ages:
6-18

This toolkit created by the UK Safer Internet Centre and Childnet provides three resources that offer practical tips and advice on different aspects of keeping your child safe online. They can help support parents and carers of any age child to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support.

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Time to come in, Bear


Ages:
5-7

A children’s story about Social Distancing.

Watch on Youtube