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A guide to the Parent Zone Digital Resilience curriculum

Parent Zone has launched the first Digital Resilience Curriculum for our Digital Schools members.

Drawing on our work with the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, these resources for staff, pupils and parents will build into a complete curriculum to bolster students' online resilience and help them navigate the online world safely, and with confidence.

Watch our short guide and hear Parent Zone CEO, Vicki Shotbolt, explain why we think digital resilience is so important in helping children navigate the digital world.

The Digital Resilience curriculum follows research that highlights the fact that building digital resilience is an effective way to ensure children stay safe online and benefit from the opportunities the internet offers.
Based on the basic tenets of resilience, it looks at the areas of social and emotional skills, safe spaces and recovery. These themes are drawn from the work done by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety's Digital Resilience Working Group, co-chaired by our CEO, Vicki.
Working with leading experts in this field and drawing on resilience literature, the group has defined digital resilience as having the emotional resources needed to:

  • understand when you are at risk online
  • know what to do to seek help
  • learn from experience
  • recover when things go wrong

The Digital Resilience curriculum represents a step change in the approach taken thus far towards online safety; augmenting existing work but responding to the more complex challenges that require children to develop their own personal resources, alongside the knowledge needed to make better decisions.

Parent Zone Digital Schools will receive expert resources throughout the school year designed to build pupils' online resilience, including lesson plans, handouts and an innovative peer-to-peer-to-parent project for older students.