Online safety education for young people with additional needs

Online safety education for young people with additional needs resources

Josh and Sue is an animated film which covers issues around online bullying, sharing information and who are real friends. This animation has been designed to be used with young people learning difficulties.

There are two different commentaries, one for those with mild to moderate needs and another for moderate to severe needs.

There is no complex story and there are clear tick and cross symbols for when an action by one of the characters is safe or not safe.

There are supporting activities and lesson plans to go with the video. All this is available here>.

The STAR toolkit consists of practical advice and 15 teaching activities to help educators explore online safety with young people with autism spectrum disorders in Key Stage 3 and 4.

The sections consist of Safe, Trust, Action and Respect. All sections feature the concept of friendship and have a focus on finding the balance between online and offline interaction.

The resources are in a downloadable format, however, most of the activities are not complete lessons but starter activities or similar.

For a review of the activities, please click here>.

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