Social Networking



Information for teachers about the topic


Safer Social Networking – Know IT All Secondary Toolkit –Lesson Plans and Exercise


Young People and Social Networking Sites – Leaflet


South West Grid for Learning

Social Network Sites Checklists


CEOP ThinkUKnow

Key Stage 2 Cyber Café  – Lesson 9 Social Networking – Safe Profiling

ThinkUKnow Toolkit

2 of the 15 learning activities using the Thinkuknow website. Note you must be registered and logged in to download the Toolkit resource.

Speed Friending

Age 11 – 13. A lively role-playing activity which explores the nature of ‘friendship’ on social media, identifies risks and highlights ways to socialise safely online.

Know Where to Go

For Key Stage 3. A series of step-by-step video guides demonstrating to young people how they can protect themselves on popular websites such as YouTube and Facebook.


Creative Conspiracy

Child focus e-safety

This clip was made as an e-safety awareness campaign for children between 4 and 8 years.



Newsround – caught in the web

For KS 1 – 2. The show, which is voiced by David Tennant, tells the story of a girl called Lost Princess, who gets into danger after meeting someone in a chatroom.

It also has lots of tips on how to be safe, and case studies of children with real-life experiences of how things can go wrong.



Net Aware

Providing up-to-date information about social networks, sites and apps that children use.

The guide, which is aimed at parents and carers of 8 – 12 years olds, is based on over 750 reviews from an O2/NSPCC parent panel and over 1720 young people who reviewed 50 social networks and apps Net-Aware – social network overview