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‘Trust Me’ Lesson Plans

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The ‘Trust Me’ resource has been created with teachers in mind after hearing from schools that they wanted a resource which would start the conversations around extremism and extreme online content. The main aim of this resource is to educate young people around inaccurate and pervasive information that they might come across online. This resource is by no means a solution to the issues that are facing young people online but is intended to stimulate and facilitate discussions around online risk.

Developed in partnership with the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Safeguarding Board, the resource contains lesson plans for both primary and secondary level that aim to empower educators to discuss how to think critically around the areas of content, contact, and propaganda material that may seek to persuade or change their views.

Along with that, Childnet also produced a set of teachers guidance which contains the appropriate background documents for schools and additional content to help you to deliver this resource to pupils. It will give you an overview of the relevant laws online and definitions to support you in answering any questions which may arise during these sessions.

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Childnet International

Childnet International is a registered UK charity that aims to make the internet a safe place for children and young people. Childnet works directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18 on a weekly basis, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online, and the positive things they are doing as well as sharing safety advice. Working directly with these audiences is important in helping to equip them to stay safe online and informs the resources that we develop for them. The conversations that Childnet has with them also helps to inform how the charity develops and responds to policy issues and the messages that they take to government and the internet industry about the real experiences of children and young people and what needs to be done to make them safer.