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Staying Safe Online: Three Top Tips

Internet Safety for kids is now more important than ever before, and with internet usage increasing even more due to children and young people spending more time at home, it's never been more important to stay safe online. Check out our three top tips for staying safe...

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Mental Health Tips for Children

According to CEOP’s latest survey, many parents and carers are concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on their children’s mental health and wellbeing, and are actively seeking resources and support. Mental Health Awareness Week is celebrated between 18 - 24th May,...

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How To Spot Fake News

Fake news is not a new problem. With the advancement of technology and the rise of the internet, fake news is now a commonly occurring issue. During the coronavirus outbreak however, fake news has risen substantially. From WhatsApp voice notes, to fake quotes from...

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Is Zoom Secure?

Zoom has fast become the world’s go to video conferencing app during the Coronavirus outbreak, and during March the app is said to have been downloaded 100 million times. But as #Zoom has risen in popularity, security...

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Homeschooling Story for Wellbeing

In these uncertain times, wellbeing has fast become a top priority. During lockdown, teachers, parents and carers have cited positive mental health and wellbeing as their number one concern for their children and young people, and they are actively searching for...

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Is Houseparty Safe? What Parents Need To Know

With over 2 million downloads in just one week during the coronavirus outbreak, Houseparty is fast becoming the world’s favourite social media app, helping people to stay virtually connected during lockdown. But with privacy and cyberbullying concerns recently coming...

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A Guide to Social Media Apps and their Age Ratings

  Social Media is one of the most popular aspects of the internet, and with the amount of apps available for download increasing constantly, keeping young people safe online has never been more important. But what exactly do we need to know about the age restrictions...

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How To Keep Children Safe Online During Home Schooling

With the schools now closed to the majority of children, activities online are set to increase, with us becoming more reliant on online resources to access home learning. Internet Safety in the home is now increasingly more important.   Here are our top five easy...

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The Five Best FREE Homeschooling Resources

With schools now closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak, learning from home is now a reality for many parents, carers and children up and down the country. For most, this is a brand new experience and a complete life adjustment. Many parents and carers will now be...

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Is TikTok Safe For Kids?

Throughout the year we work with whole school communities to provide internet safety training for students, parents and teachers. This enables us to see new trends and understand the online challenges that are facing parents and teachers. We now regularly hear about...

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Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report

Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report

At OpenView Education we have the opportunity to visit hundreds of schools and work with thousands of students delivering anti-bullying workshops and internet safety workshops. This provides an insight into the way young people are engaging with technology. Children...

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Screen Time For Kids: New Report

Throughout February the OpenView Education team visits thousands of students, parents and teachers to provide internet safety training and internet safety workshops. The time spent with students across the country gives us an...

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Safer Internet Day Resources 2020

Safer Internet Day Resources 2020

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be held on Tuesday 11th February 2020, however the event is celebrated by schools throughout February.   We will be visiting thousands of schools and students with our Internet Safety Training,...

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Resources

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Resources

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Change Starts With us is here. This year there are some fantastic Anti-Bullying Resources to help your school celebrate the occasion. Here are our top four Anti-Bullying Resources to check out for Anti-Bullying Week 2019: Anti-Bullying Alliance...

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Anti-Bullying Resources: Interactive Videos

Anti-Bullying Week is celebrated throughout November and organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. In these interactive videos your students will meet the characters of Milly and Philip. These videos can be used to spark creative discussions with your class. They are a...

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A New Report Identifies Current Online Trends.

A New Report Identifies Current Online Trends.

Digital Awareness UK and HMC have produced a report that highlights some of the current online trends in the way young people are using technology. The research was done with 11 - 16 year old students from state and independent schools. The reports was commissioned by...

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Safer Internet Day 2019 – Registration Open

The Safer Internet Centre have now opened registrations for schools and organisations to show they will be taking park in Safer Internet Day in February. Safer Internet Day is a great way to raise the profile of Internet Safety for Students. It starts the conversation...

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Odd Socks Day 2019 – Tuesday 12th November

Odd Socks Day 2019 – Tuesday 12th November

As apart of Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Odd Socks day will be taking place on Tuesday 12th November. Odd Socks Day 2019 is designed to be fun and give young people the chance to celebrate their individuality and how everyone is unique! We we love about Odd Socks Day is...

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Anti-Bullying Alliance: Primary School Pack

Anti-Bullying Alliance: Primary School Pack

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have released their new Primary School Resource pack. It includes PowerPoints, Lesson Plans, Videos and ideas for leading an assembly for Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Change Starts With Us. The lesson plans explore how small positive changes can...

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Anti Bullying Activities: What Would You Do?

Anti Bullying Activities: What Would You Do?

For Anti-Bullying Week 2019 Change Starts With Us we have created original animations to support primary schools in delivering a positive Anti Bullying message to their students. These animations are an age appropriate and entertaining way of starting a discussion...

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Anti Bullying Workshops: The OpenView Approach

Anti Bullying Workshops: The OpenView Approach

At OpenView Education our mission is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to live health, happy confident and successful lives. The approach used in our workshops for schools draws on theatre and performance techniques to teach the important...

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Anti Bullying Activities

Here at OpenView Education we are regularly creating new teaching resources. This year we have created interactive animations that teachers can use to celebrate the Anti Bullying Week 2019 Change Starts With Us. The Anti Bullying video below has been designed for...

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Anti-Bullying Research – Focus On Bullying 2018

Anti-Bullying Research – Focus On Bullying 2018

Anti-Bullying Research - Focus On Bullying 2018 'On Average 72% of pupils said that their school dealt with bullying very well of quite well in 2017/2018.' This is one of the findings from Focus on Bullying 2018. This report has been created by Peter K Smith &...

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Anti-Bullying Week 2019 – Change Starts With Us

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 – Change Starts With Us

Anti-Bullying Week 2019 – Change Starts With Us Anti-Bullying Week 2018 had the theme ‘Choose Respect.’ It was a huge success and reached an amazing 79% of schools in England. And the same survey also found that 96% of pupils agree that Anti-Bullying Week raises...

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How To Protect My Online Reputation

How To Protect My Online Reputation

How To Protect My Online Reputation Surveys have shown that 39% of employers use social networking sites to search a job candidate. This means the way we appear through our digital footprint can have real implications for our ability to progress in our careers. It’s...

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5 Tips To Help Reduce SATS Exam Stress

5 Tips To Help Reduce SATS Exam Stress

5 Tips To Help Reduce SATS Exam Stress SATS can be a stressful time for teachers and for students. For young people who have not yet developed strategies for dealing with stress, this can be a particularly challenging time. Studies have shown that 1 in 8 teachers...

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Internet Safety Talking With Parents and Carers

Internet Safety: Talking With Parents & Carers. Many parents believe that their children know more about the internet than they do. However, Internet safety education and helping young people to stay safe online is usually more about effective parenting and having...

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Internet Safety In the News

Internet Safety In the News Social media 'more addictive than drugs and alcohol', warns Prince Harry The Duke of Sussex has warned of the dangers of social media, declaring it "more addictive than drugs and alcohol" during a discussion on young people's mental health....

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Internet Safety Training That Makes A Difference

Internet Safety Training: E-Safety Training That Makes A Difference Internet safety training has never been more important, with the landscape constantly changing, It’s vital to ensure your staff and professionals are up to date with the most recent internet safety...

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Internet Safety Animations: Jessie & Friends

Internet Safety Animations: Jessie & Friends A new animations series has been created by thinkuknow. It’s a three part animation series for 4 – 7 year olds. It can be tricky to start a conversation about internet safety with children, and this new resource is a...

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How to Teach Internet Safety In Schools.

How to Teach Internet Safety In Schools.

How to Teach Internet Safety In Schools. This new report from Adrienne Katz & Dr Aiman El Asam, in partnership with Internet Matters highlights the challenges that young people face around internet safety. It explores how we can help young people to manage these...

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Internet Safety Workshops

Internet Safety Workshops Our internet safety workshops for schools combine the most up to date internet safety information, essential information and strategies for students to stay safe online. At OpenView Education we believe in delivering important information in...

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Anti-Bullying Week Lesson Plan: Conflict Vs. Bullying

Anti Bullying Week Lesson Plan 2018: Conflict Vs. Bullying Anti Bullying Week 2018 is upon us! This year's theme is "Choose Respect", and highlights bullying as a behaviour choice. At OpenView Education, we're here to give you an excellent Anti Bullying Week, with...

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Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan 2018: Peer Pressure

Anti-Bullying Lesson Plan 2018: Peer Pressure Anti-Bullying Week 2018 'Choose Respect' will be unfolding from 12th November. And we’ll be visiting Primary schools throughout the UK with Anti-Bullying Workshops and Performances. We took some time to create...

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Digital Leaders Programme: Empowering Young People

Digital Leaders Programme: Empowering Young People When students are learning about Internet Safety, hearing directly from their peer group can have a real impact. This is why we think the Childnet Digital Leaders Programme is a fantastic way of getting primary school...

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Internet Safety Video KS1: Safer Internet Centre

Internet Safety Video KS1: Safer Internet Centre Our Internet Safety Workshops and Shows draw inspiration from many different sources. Including the great work done by the Safer Internet Centre. We love their new Cyber Safety Video.... It is an Internet Safety video...

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Testimonials From Colchester High School.

Testimonials From Colchester High School.

Testimonials From Colchester High School. We recently visited Colchester High School with our shows and workshops. The students were delightful and a real pleasure to work with: Anti Bullying Workshop by Quinn 5M Yesterday, the entire Lower School attended an...

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Black History Month Workshops

Black History Month Workshops

Our interactive Black History Month Workshops are the perfect way of celebrating Black History Month. Your students will enjoy an interactive performance by a professional storyteller, they will bring the history and culture of Africa to life for your students. The...

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How to deal with Cyberbullying

How to deal with Cyberbullying Cyberbullying is now something that many young people are facing. But what is Cyberbullying? And what can we do if Cyberbullying happens to us? Here's what you need to know. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place online or via mobile...

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Anti-Bullying Week Lesson Plans: Choose Respect

Anti-Bullying Week Lesson Plans: Choose Respect Anti-Bullying Week 2018's theme will be Choose Respect. The main ideas that will be taught within this theme are: The definition of respect That bullying is a behaviour choice That we can respectfully disagree with each...

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Dealing with Bullying: Top Tips for Teachers.

Dealing with Bullying: Top Tips for Teachers. Anti-Bullying Workshops are now an essential part of education for primary school students, and all students for that matter. It’s also really important that all teachers have a good understanding of bullying too. The...

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The Giraffe Who Got His Neck in a Knot!

The Giraffe Who Got His Neck in a Knot! Here at OpenView Education, we like to celebrate people who are out there in the world, making a difference to young people’s lives. We love performing our shows and seeing the difference they make, and we are always on the...

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Anti-Bullying Week And The Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Week And The Impact of The Anti-Bullying Alliance Research from the Anti-Bullying Alliance reveals that…. ‘Children and young people who were involved in school bullying enjoyed going to school less, had poorer relationships with their teachers, and were...

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Bullying: My Personal Story

Bullying: My Personal Story People often ask me how I came to do what I do, why Anti-Bullying Workshops for Primary Schools? It is often difficult for me to think about my experiences at school. It was a hard time for me, just as it is for over half of students in the...

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Anti-Bullying Week Theme Announced

Anti-Bullying Alliance announce Anti-Bullying Week Theme as “Choose Respect” What does respect mean to you? The Anti-Bullying Alliance announced this year’s Anti-Bullying Week Theme as “Choose Respect”, putting forward the idea that we always have a choice on how we...

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Anti-Bullying Training: The Bullying Roles

Anti-Bullying Training: The Bullying Roles

Anti-Bullying Training: What Are the Roles in a Bullying Situation? The Anti-Bullying Alliance provides a fantastic free online Anti-Bullying training. It’s a fantastic training to take in preparation for Anti-Bullying Week 2018: Choose Respect. One section of the...

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Standing Up To Bullying: Essential Techniques

Standing Up To Bullying: Essential Techniques I was travelling to a meeting a few weeks ago by train, on the way up the stairs into the station I saw a group of school boys giving a young girl, also from the same school, a very hard time. As I got closer I heard what...

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Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Anti-Bullying Week 2018 Anti-Bullying Week 2018 is fast approaching, and we'll be very busy here at OpenView Education with schools all across the country using our workshops and performances to take a whole school approach to tackle bullying and focus on friendship....

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How Can I Talk To My Child About Internet Safety?

How Can I Talk To My Child About Internet Safety? E-safety in primary schools is now an essential part of a student’s education. Teaching internet safety for kids at an early age can help prevent students coming across upsetting content. But what about when children...

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We Need Better Period Education, Period.

We Need Better Period Education, Period. My First Period... One morning a few days after my 12th birthday, I rolled out of bed and went to the toilet to find brown and red stains in my knickers. Fortunately, I knew exactly what it was and I knew it was nothing to...

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Internet Safety for Kids: Changing Times

Internet Safety for Kids: Changing Times The new curriculum content for Relationships and Sex Education (#RSE) in Secondary Schools and Relationships Education in Primary Schools is on its way. Both subjects are due to be compulsory by September 2019. Why such a big...

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