ICT (including online safety)
As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries
and partners such as the Safer Internet Centre.
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
have been supplied to us by the Safeguarding (Online Protection)
service from The Education People
A letter for all parents and carers regarding
online safety: Please read
20 Apps to keep your children
- The closure of schools across the UK has left many parents and
carers in the sudden, unexpected position of being home-school
teachers. Schools are providing support where they can,
but there are also still plenty of smartphone and tablet apps that
can be used as part of learning.
Childnet: Parents and carers
- In this section you will find all the information you need to
keep your child safe online. Whether you're puzzled by
parental controls or would like to get knowledgeable about gaming,
this section can help. We all know that it can sometimes be
challenging to keep up to speed with what children and young people
are doing online. On this page you'll find a whole host of useful
ways to help keep your child safe.
Childnet: Support young people
- Information and advice for parents and carers on
supporting young people online.
Home Learning Packs from
- At such a difficult and uncertain time, Stonewall knows that
education staff, parents and carers are facing unprecedented
challenges. However, it's at times like these that we can come
together to help each other. That's why Stonewall has launched a
series of home learning packs. Whether you're a teacher sending
work home for your students, or a parent or carer looking for some
activities for your child, these packs are for you. There's a
primary, secondary and SEND version of each pack, complete with
suggested activities and supporting materials to support your
- Creativity learning pack: The
creativity packs include a range of activities with curriculum
links to art, computing, DT, English, music,
PE and PSHE.
- Different families learning
pack: The Different families packs include a range
of art, English and computing activities for Primary, Secondary and
- LGBT history learning pack: The
LGBT history packs include a range of art, DT, English, history,
music, science, PSHE, PE and computing activities.
Internetmatters.org: Helping parents keep young
people safe online
- Get expert support and practical tips to help children
benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and
- Get started with Minecraft: Education Edition using these
starter kits, each with lessons, downloadable worlds, and tutorials
in core school subjects.
Nature in Your
- Nature in Your Neighbourhood offers a fulfilling and
creative project that young people aged 5 to 19 can complete within
their schools or homes - plus a chance to win fantastic prizes including
NSPCC: Online Safety
- It can be hard to know how to talk to your child about
online safety. From setting up parental controls to advice on
sexting, online games and video apps, we can help you to understand
the risks and keep your child safe.
Info (from CEOP and Parent Zone)
- Help and advice for families in a digital world.
Think U Know resources for parents and education
- To help you during COVID-19 and the closure of schools,
they will be releasing new activity packs with simple 15 minute
activities you can do with your child to support their online
safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home.
Download your first pack today!
- If you are part of Children's University, Essex CU has
Validated the following activities. For each of these
completed challenges CU Learners will receive 1.5 hours of Learning
Stamp credit. You will need to keep the evidence to email to
firstname.lastname@example.org in the future:
Suitable for children aged 4 to 5
Suitable for children aged 5 to 7
Suitable for children aged 8 to 10
Suitable for children aged 11 to 13
Suitable for children aged 14+
UK Safer Internet Centre
As a parent or carer you play a key role in
helping your child to stay safe online.
You don't need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your
child stay safe online. Our advice and resources are here to
support you as you support your child to use the internet safely,
responsibility and positively.
- Games for tomorrow's programmers. It's fun and free to
The Open University
- The Open University's OpenLearn where all the courses are free.
Good for older young people and parents/carers
Kent Children's University and The Education
People's Online Protection team's Safer Internet
- We launched this back in February 2020, to coincide with Safer
Internet Day but have reopened the Challenge so families can get
involved again. Please note: If you decide to decorate
pebbles, please keep hold of them until we are permitted to move
around freely outdoors again.
Safer Internet Day resources, activities
and quizzes for young people
- Although Safer Internet Day was on the 11th February, there are
still marvellous resources available to families to promote safer
internet use at a time when they might be active online than
usual. Why not create an Online Family Agreement?
- Creative computer programming.
- Unearth your inner engineer. Take control of the future
of engineering … it's in your hands. Colliding gaming
and engineering together, Skills Miner is a newly created world,
which uncovers, captures and endorses your gaming expertise against