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Education Data Hub provides a number of services, but we also with work key agencies and partners who provide support, advice, guidance and resources for pupils, staff, and parents.

With so many resources available on the internet it can be difficult to know where to turn, so we have collated this page of trusted resources and sites which are relevant to schools and the communities they support.

Cyber Security Resources

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Working with Education Providers across the UK, Education Data Hub brings together Data Protection, Cyber Security, and Data Management Services to help education providers achieve Data Excellence.

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The National Cyber Security Centre is a UK Government organisation that provides advice and support for schools in how to avoid computer security threats.

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The Digital MOT is a cyber security self-assessment tool which takes less than 5 minutes to complete and providing colour-coded results to help improve your security.

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A government game and supporting resources for teaching online security to 7- 11 year olds.

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Cyber Smart resources in collaboration with the National Crime Agency. Here you’ll find lesson plans and activities suitable for ages 6 – 7, 7 – 9 and 9 – 11.
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Cyber Exploreres is a fun, free and interactive learning platform for future digital superstars. An exciting addition to UK curriculum delivery or after school activities.
CyberFirst activities are intended to inspire and encourage students from all backgrounds to consider a career in cyber security and apply for a CyberFirst bursary.

Curriculum Support

Education for a Connected World
A Government document describing the digital knowledge and skills that children and young people should have the opportunity to develop.
ProjectEVOLVE toolkit
The ProjectEVOLVE toolkit is based the framework ‘Education for a Connected World’ covering knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes, mapped to age and progressive.
Department for Education
Guidance outlining how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to behave and stay safe online as part of forthcoming and existing curriculum requirements.
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The OSBOX (Online Safety Box) scheme, aims to teach young children how to stay safe online using non-technical resources, mapped to early learning goals.

Online Safety and Security Books

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Online safety can’t exist without online security. The Nettie series helps young children learn about security.
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The Digiduck® collection has been created to help parents and teachers educate children aged 3–7 about online safety. The collection includes ebooks, PDFs, a poster, and an interactive app.
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Follow the adventures of Smartie the Penguin as he learns how to be safe on the internet. Suitable for EYFS, and Years 1 & 2.

Safer Internet Day

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Website dedicated to the annual ‘Safer Internet Day’ every February.

Peer to Peer Support Programmes

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An engaging peer to peer programme to educate young explorers of digital technology. (Primary)
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A youth leadership training programme empowering young people to educate their peers about online safety. (Secondary)

Online Safety Websites

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Online safety tips, advice, and resources to help children and young people online.
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An education programme from the Child Protection Command. Think U Know has age specific resources for children and support for parents/carers and staff.
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South West Grid for Learning is a charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology.
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Age specific online safety checklists, practical tips, and informative guides.
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Teacher and professionals resources and support, helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children.
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Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children’s mental health to staying safe online, support for parents, and what to do if you’re worried about a child.
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A site developed to encourage young people to think critically when faced with information online. The site includes downloadable resource packs.
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Specific advice and guides about online gaming, supporting users to understand content.


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Helpline for all members of the community working with or for children.

[email protected]
Telephone: 0344 381 4772
Mon – Fri 10am to 4pm

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Childline offers a counselling service for children and young people up to 19 years of age.

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Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

Reporting Lines

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Site dedicated to empowering anyone who has come across harmful content online to report it. The site also provides advice on how to remove content.
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Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded, or experienced cyber-crime.
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Report child sexual abuse pictures (including non-photographic) and videos anonymously. It can lead to the removal of criminal content and even the rescue of a child from further abuse.
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The NSPCC provide a bespoke helpline for children and young people who’ve experienced abuse at school, and for worried adults and professionals that need support and guidance.
Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

The Cyber Choices programme
The Cyber Choices programme was created by the National Crime Agency to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.