A Solution-Based Approach To Cyber Safety

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Cyber Ready Toolkit Ecclesiastical Insurance


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How can we support teachers to keep children safe online, as well as develop their critical thinking?

I’ve taught internet safety over the last two decades. As a busy classroom teacher, it has always been a tough task to keep up with constant technological advances, as well as ensure that you are as knowledgeable about the benefits and risks of online safety. To support yourself and your pupils, this resource by Ecclesiastical Insurance provides a free toolkit for primary and secondary teachers …

How can we teach students to solve problems?

The lesson plans allow a pragmatic approach for teaching and learning, supporting pupils by using design thinking, to solve problems by covering core issues. The free resource provides tools and methods required to build cyber safety awareness amongst pupils to teach them how to solve problems collaboratively, leaving them feeling empowered and with greater creative confidence.

The lesson plan is intended as an extension to your current activities around cyber safety, health and resilience, so this is not only perfect for eSafety week, but ideal for embedding ICT skills throughout the academic year. There is one lesson plan in the toolkit that can be used to teach up to five different topics:

  • Confidence to speak up when you’ve made a mistake online
  • The negative impact of cyberbullying
  • Sharing personal information online
  • Feeling helpless after a cyberbullying incident
  • The benefits of balancing time spent on and offline.


Download your free Cyber Ready toolkit and resources www.ecclesiastical.com/cyberready

With the government’s proposal for health education (PSHE) to be a mandatory part of the curriculum from autumn 2020 at both primary and secondary level, Ecclesiastical Insurance along with education professionals has developed a ‘Cyber Ready’ digital toolkit suitable for use by teachers as a lesson plan resource.

How can teachers keep up with whatever the digital world brings?

Involved in the development of the Cyber Ready toolkit, Nic Hartley Head of Innovation at Ecclesiastical commented,

“The Cyber Ready toolkit was produced in conjunction with teachers, pupils across the UK and Pancentric Digital. We started with a collective desire to help teachers, parents and pupils with the challenges that the ever-developing digital world brings. A prototype of our concept was created to help demonstrate the idea to schools. Their observations were used to improve and refine the idea until it became the Cyber Ready toolkit.”

Developing creative confidence …

The primary outcome for pupils should be an awareness of cyber issues, with the secondary outcome being exposure to new problem-solving techniques (Design Thinking).

Commenting on the launch of the Cyber Ready toolkit, Faith Kitchen, Education Director for Ecclesiastical said, “We are delighted to bring this resource to the Education sector. This lesson plan will help to support children in years 5-8 think empathetically about the issues they or others may face and create their own solutions. Over time the examples in the toolkit can be adapted and updated to fit future situations.”

With school inspections evaluating a structured approach and the Department for Education making the reforms statutory in September 2020, the digital Cyber Ready toolkit provides a forward-thinking solution to support you through the changes.

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