Childnet, one of SWGfL's three partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre, along with the IWF is consulting schools about best practice and gaps in how schools embed online safety within Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) and Relationships and Sex (RSE) Education.
Childnet is a UK charity that delivers education, policy and youth participation activities to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people
RSE and PSHE in the digital age
It is essential that RSE and PSHE are fit for the digital age, covering issues such as online friendship, cyberbullying, online sexual exploitation, peer pressure online, healthy digital relationships, sexting and pornography.
Now is an important moment to influence this.
As of September 2019 it will be compulsory for primary school aged children in England to be taught Relationships Education and for all secondary school children to be taught Relationships and Sex Education (RSE).
The Department for Education is also considering whether to also make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education compulsory in all schools in England.
Meanwhile, Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education established an expert panel to provide advice and support to the Welsh Government on issues relating to the delivery of Healthy Relationships education within the current Welsh curriculum in March 2017.
Therefore, Childnet are asking for examples of best practice in schools across the UK around this and wanting to identify gaps and challenges.
Take part in the survey
By taking part in this consultation you can help to shape SRE and PSHE education to ensure it reflects children’s digital lives.
Teachers who complete the survey will be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. The deadline for completing the survey is Tuesday 12th December 2017