Some more news from the Safer Internet team, this time helping to increase online safety knowledge. Anything to boost awareness has got to be good news, especially for some of the more vulnerable in society.
Last week, partners within the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet launched a new online safety resource that offers practical advice and teaching activities to help secondary schools explore internet safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Developed in partnership with Leicester City Council and schools in Leicester, the STAR Toolkit aims to increase the online safety knowledge of educators and empower them to support their learners to use the internet safely and positively.
The toolkit was launched officially at an event in Leicester on 3 June and has been supported by vocal coach and TV presenter Carrie Grant, herself a mum of two children with autism spectrum conditions.
To find out more and download the resource, visit Childnet’s website here.