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The Partnership

BT and Unicef UK have come together to create The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters, an initiative aimed at empowering children to use the internet positively while staying safe and equipping parents with the tools to keep their children protected online.

The core of the initiative is a series of interactive workshops delivered by BT volunteers in Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools where children and parents learn together about the opportunities and potential risks that the digital world presents. Together with BT, we are also working with teachers in Rights Respecting primary schools to train them to deliver the e-safety workshops independently within their own schools.

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters was launched in March 2014 and will run for at least three years. It will reach 600 Rights Respecting Schools across the UK.

The Workshops

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshops have been developed by BT and Unicef UK to enable children and young people to become confident digital citizens, whilst helping their parents and teachers to keep them safe online. They bring together BT’s technological know-how and Unicef UK’s child rights expertise to create interactive and innovative workshops that work both for children and adults.

In the workshops, parents and children can explore together:

  • how they connect with others online
  • likes and dislikes about the internet
  • how to get the most out of the internet and use it positively
  • ways in which people can misuse the information shared online
  • how e-safety and internet access matter for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.

The workshops will be delivered for free for children and parents in Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Primary Schools by volunteers from BT. The volunteers will spend approximately two hours at your school, which will include a Brief the Teacher session and a parent and child workshop, each lasting one hour.

How to book a Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshop

To book a workshop, Rights Respecting Primary Schools must check the workshop dates available in their area  (below). Once you have identified the date that your school would like to host a workshop, please complete a booking form and email it to the RRSA Team (rrsa@unicef.org.uk).

Workshops are allocated on a first come first served basis, so book soon to avoid disappointment.

Your first workshop will be delivered by BT volunteers, who have been trained by Unicef UK and BT. Our online safety workshops and accompanying materials are provided free of charge to Rights Respecting Primary Schools.

If you cannot find your specific region, please email the RRSA Team (rrsa@unicef.org.uk) with the date that is offered nearest to you. Occasionally the BT volunteers have some flexibility with the distances they are willing to travel.

Reaching More Schools with BT’s Support

In addition to the workshops, our new partnership with BT will also support the growth of our Rights Respecting Schools programme to enable us to reach more school children and teachers in some of the UK’s most disadvantaged areas.

The Right Click Workshop Booking Form

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Find workshop dates in your area

North East England

Including: Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland

Benton
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Cullercoats
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Gosforth
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Jesmond
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Monkseaton
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Newcastle
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Palmersville
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Shiremoor
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Tynemouth
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

Whitley Bay
Wednesday 8 February 2017
Wednesday 15 February 2017

More dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

North West England

Including: Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Bolton, Bury, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Halton, Knowsley, Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Sefton, St Helens, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wigan, Wirral

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

Yorkshire and the Humber

Including Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, Kirklees, Leeds, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield, York

 

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

The Midlands

West Midlands
Including: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire

Birmingham
Thursday 19 January 2017 – booked

Tewksbury
Thursday 19 January 2017 – booked

Worcester 
Thursday 19 January 2017 – booked

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

East Midlands
Including: Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

Northamptonshire
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Tuesday 24 January 2017

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

East of England

Including: Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire Central, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend on Sea, Suffolk, Thurrock

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

South East England

Including: Bracknell Forest, Brighton and Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Medway, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Portsmouth, Reading, Slough, Southampton, Surrey, West Berkshire, West Sussex, Windsor and Maidenhead, Wokingham

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

South West England

Including: Bath and North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Torbay, Wiltshire

Cornwall
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Thursday 26 January 2017

Launceston
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Thursday 26 January 2017

Plymouth
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Thursday 26 January 2017

St Austell
Tuesday 17 January 2017
Thursday 26 January 2017

 

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

London

North East
Including: Barking and Dagenham, City of London, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Havering, Islington, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Westminster

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

North West
Including: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

South East
Including: Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

South West
Including: Hammersmith and Fulham, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Wandsworth

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

Northern Ireland

Including: Belfast, North Eastern, South Eastern, Southern, Western

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

Scotland

Including: Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, City of Edinburgh, Eilean Siar, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth & Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

Wales

Including: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

Dates for the Spring Term coming soon! 

 

We only have a limited number of volunteers in each area, but we will be adding more dates soon. If you would like to be added to our waiting list to receive early notification of new dates, please email us with the name and address of your school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why e-safety?

Children have the right to access information whether that be through print media, television or online. Children and young people are increasingly using the internet to learn, play and socialise so it is essential that children are empowered to take advantage of the internet’s many benefits in a safe and informed way.

That’s why Unicef UK has teamed up with BT and their expert volunteers to give children, parents and teachers the support they need to help stay safe online.

What is The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters?

The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters is a partnership between Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools programme and BT.

Together we have developed an interactive workshop for our Rights Respecting primary schools. These workshops will empower children and young people to become confident digital citizens and help their parents and teachers to keep them safe online.

BT’s expert volunteers are delivering 600 workshops to Rights Respecting Schools across the UK over a 3 year period. The volunteers will also spend time with teachers at each school to deliver a ‘Brief the Teacher’ session, allowing them to deliver future workshops

What is the Brief the Teacher session?

The Brief the Teacher session prepares teachers to re-deliver The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshop. This session does not include general e-safety training.

During the session, the BT volunteers will spend up to an hour with one or two teachers reviewing the workshop presentation and activity sheets. This is an opportunity for teachers to ask any questions they have about online safety features.

Teachers will be provided with the presentation pack used by the BT Volunteers, so that the school can re-run the workshop as many times as they would like. Given the nature of the subject the packs will be updated regularly. These will be made available as and when they are renewed.

Who are the e-safety workshops for?

The workshops are for primary schools involved in the Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Which age groups are most suitable?

These workshops have been developed for Primary Schools. The workshops are aimed at children aged eight and up but everyone is welcome to attend.

The presentation does include a video produced by Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP), which is designed for an audience of 8-11 year olds and may not be suitable for younger children.

We are not a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. Can we still book a workshop for our school?

No, unfortunately the workshops are only for Primary Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award. You can watch more about RRSA, as well as register online to begin your Rights Respecting Journey. You can also call us to find out more on 0300 330 5580 or email the RRSA Team at rrsa@unicef.org.uk.

My school has just registered to become Rights Respecting. Can we already book a workshop?

Yes, you do not need to have achieved the Recognition of Commitment (ROC), Level 1 or Level 2 of the Award to take advantage of our e-safety workshops, but we do recommend you have made some progress with introducing the Award to the school community and raising awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with teachers, pupils and parents before we come to deliver the workshop to children and parents.

I'm a teacher at a Rights Respecting Secondary School, can we host a workshop?

Not at the moment. Unfortunately the workshops are currently only available for Primary Schools. However if you would like to help us develop the workshop for a secondary setting, we want to hear from you so please get in touch.

What does the workshop cover?

The workshop brings together Unicef UK’s child rights expertise with BT’s technological know-how around internet safety.

The BT volunteers will introduce activities to begin a discussion around online safety, which parents can continue at home with their child.

Together parents and children can explore:
• the devices and apps they use to connect online
• likes and dislikes about the internet
• ways in which people can misuse the information shared online
• positive aspects of the internet
• how e-safety and internet access matter for the promotion and protection of children’s rights.

How much does it cost?

The workshops and the materials involved are provided free of charge. Unicef UK and BT have trained volunteers from BT to deliver the first workshop at your school.

How do I book a workshop for my school?

If you are a Rights Respecting Primary School and would like to host The Right Click: Internet Safety Matters workshop, please look at the dates available in your area (above).

You will then need to complete a booking form, which you can download from this page, and email it to us at rrsa@unicef.org.uk.

How long does the workshop last?

The workshop with children and parents lasts for one hour. The workshop is preceded by a Brief the Teacher session with one or two teachers, which also lasts for about one hour. In total, the BT volunteers will spend approximately two hours at your school.

We have found it works best if the workshop starts at the end of the school day, when parents would usually collect their children.

The Brief the Teacher session should take place immediately before the workshop with children and parents begins.

How many people can attend?

For our workshops to work effectively, it’s important that parents and children are able to sit together in groups. This may affect the room chosen to hold the workshop in and the number of parents and children involved.

In our experience, the optimum numbers at a workshop are between 35-40 children and adults in total. If you would like to invite more than this number, please let us know in advance so that this can be discussed with the BT volunteers who are going to deliver the workshop.

We have already hosted an Internet Safety workshop with BT and Unicef UK. Can we host another one?

No, each Rights Respecting Primary School is entitled to one workshop each. The BT volunteers run the Brief the Teacher session before the parent/child workshop, to provide one or two teachers the knowledge to re-deliver the workshop themselves in the future. This helps make the workshop and its impact more sustainable.