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6. Quick Wins: Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Workshop

This session aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (CRIS) learning and teaching within our curriculum. It will explore engaging contexts, quality lessons and effective assessment of CRIS for your setting. The session will highlight the CRIS content available on this blog and allow practitioners to share their ideas and examples as a group.


Video to follow

5. Google Interlands

Google Interlands is the game that goes along with the Google: Be Internet Legends lesson plans. Both the game and lesson plans can be accessed from Glow’s app library – they can also be added to you and your learners’ launch pads for quick and easy access.

Make sure to look at our ‘A Good CRIS Lesson’ page for ideas on how to plan, deliver and assess your CRIS lesson with Interlands and Be Internet Legends.

Here is a short tutorial on how to add the Interlands and Be Internet Legends tiles to your Glow launch pad:

2. What is Internet Safety?

Every child and young person has an age appropriate and evolving understanding of the opportunities and risks which exist in the online world

Contributory outcomes

  • Children and young people are aware of their rights and responsibilities in the online world
  • Children and young people are resilient and are equipped to help themselves and their peers
  • Children and young people are able to identify when they, or their peers, are at risk, and know what to do if they spot something

(Scottish Government, 2017)

We believe learners should have clear and simple messages about internet safety. The apps and platforms they use, and the behaviours that come with those, changes all of the time. That is why our internet safety message is:


Children and young people should learn how to keep themselves and their reputation safe online.
They should develop an understanding of how the internet and web works and how to use this to their advantage, whether that is for life, learning or work.
Our learners should be kind to one another, and promote kindness to others.

traffic light graphic for safe smart kind internet use

Have you tried these free internet safety resources?

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Step Up, Speak Up! – Childnet

Step Up, Speak Up! – Childnet  “Online sexual harassment is unwanted sexual conduct on any digital platform and it is recognised as a form… Read more

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Just a joke? – Childnet

Just a joke? – Childnet  Lesson plans, quick activities, a quiz and teaching guide designed to explore problematic online sexual behaviour with 9-12 year… Read more

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Into Film -Staying Safe Online

Into Film – Staying Safe Online    Staying Safe Online is an education resource created by Into Film in partnership with Childnet International. Both… Read more

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Free Internet Safety Tutorial at GCFGlobal

Free Internet Safety Tutorial at GCFGlobal  This site has a progressive programme of lessons to introduce and develop your learners’ knowledge and understanding of… Read more

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Thinkuknow – internet safety resources

Thinkuknow  This is the prefect place to start for all things internet safety. It has content for educators, families and learners. Read more

3. What Makes an Engaging CRIS Lesson?

Here is an example of what a CRIS lesson might look like. This lessons explains what the internet and world wide web are, with opportunities for learners to engager with research, share opinions and apply their learning.

“Ensuring the elements of effective teaching are present – for
example clear explanations, scaffolding and feedback – is more
important than how or when they are provided.” Education Endowment Foundation (2020)

HGIOS (4th edition) makes clear that high engaging learning, quality teaching and effective assessment, will improve educational outcomes for all learners.

road graphic showing progress from consuming content to creating then communicating it

As with any other area of the curriculum, in CRIS learning the context should be meaningful and relevant to the leaders – for many children and young people the internet and web are routine aspects of their lives already. Therefore, learners should be given the opportunity to share what they already know about the internet and web and the educators can use effective questioning and engaging activities to spark the learners curiosity about CRIS even further.

As educators we may need to develop our own knowledge and understanding of CRIS in order to support and challenge our learners’ thinking, and to make the contexts relevant and meaningful.

Finally, assessing the learners’ progress is vital to identify next steps and improve their educational outcomes. There is certainly scope to use formative assessment as learners learn, summative quizzes to check their knowledge and understanding recall but also to assess their ability to apply their learning in new contexts, such as with new apps, devices or curricular areas.

1. What is Cyber Resilience?

“Cyber resilience is being able to prepare for, withstand, rapidly recover and learn from deliberate attacks or accidental events in the online world. Cyber security is a key element of being resilient, but cyber resilient people and organisations recognise that being safe online goes far beyond just technical measures. By building understanding of cyber risks and threats, they are able to take the appropriate measures to stay safe and get the most from being online.” (Scottish Government, 2015)


This is our new cyber resilience graphic that we’ll be using to help you increase awareness and understanding of what cyber resilience is and how it differs from internet safety. Let us know how you have used it, or any of our CRIS resources, by sharing your story here Please fill out this form

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The advice from the National Cyber Security Centre for the UK is clear on what makes a stronger password: THREE RANDOM WORDS.

This PowerPoint can be used as a lesson to teach learners about creating stronger passwords. It is aimed at upper primary learners but could easily be adapted to younger and older learners. Consider using this lesson when your learners next need to change their passwords, such as at the start of term.

Click here to view, and download a copy, in Glow O365 (you will need to login in to Glow to access)