Own It: online safety app and website

Secondary

Own It is a website and app designed to help young people have happy and healthy lives online.

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Own It gives young people a range of resources to help them make the most of their time online and build healthy online behaviours and habits.

The content on the website covers topics including:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Privacy
  • Fake news
  • Creating online content, including vlogging
  • How to protect yourself online

The majority of the content on the website is in video format. There is also an app version which is designed to be installed on a young person’s first smartphone.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 11 to 13

Please note that because this resource is so extensive, it has not been fully quality-assured by our team. The BBC is a trusted source for content with significant expertise in the mental health field, so we have still included it. Before delivering the resource, we would recommend looking through it and assessing whether it is suitable for the students that you work with.

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Internet Safety and harms

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· the similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world, including: the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online (including through setting unrealistic expectations for body image), how people may curate a specific image of their life online, over-reliance on online relationships including social media, the risks related to online gambling including the accumulation of debt, how advertising and information is targeted at them and how to be a discerning consumer of information online

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Self Awareness

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Investigate the influences on a young person

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Mental and emotional wellbeing

I understand that my feelings and reactions can change depending upon what is happening within and around me. This helps me to understand my own behaviour and the way others behave.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

 

Progression step 3: I can self-regulate my emotions in a healthy way using strategies that I have developed.

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