Anti-bullying and online safety resources for parents and educators – Hwb resources

All of the resources on this page are hosted on Hwb by the Welsh Government.

For Parents/Carers

In the know

The ‘In the Know’ project has been designed and created especially with parents and carers in mind, to equip them with the key information that they need to help young people embark on their digital journeys safely.

Resources for educators

Ethical behaviour online

These resources explore ethical behaviour online and how technology design influences how we behave online.

It examines ways to help learners increase self-awareness of the impact of their online actions and support them to ‘do the right thing’ online.

Online bullying

This resource for teachers addresses the issue of online bullying and provides advice on how to handle an incident.

Online hate

These resources explore what online hate speech is, the motives behind it, the effect on those targeted and the ways that learners can be supported to challenge it positively and safely.

Illegal and offensive content

These resource explore the different types of illegal and offensive content. It examines the impact of viewing this type of content, how to respond, and strategies to reduce the risk of harm.

Lesson plans

These classroom resources are intended to promote the importance of respectful and considerate behaviour online.

Common Sense Education’s digital citizenship curriculum is a comprehensive suite of lesson materials (primary and secondary), designed to empower learners to think critically and use technology responsibly.

The lessons that fall under the Digital footprint and identity and Digital drama, cyberbullying and hate speech themes in particular can support discussions about digital footprints on social media and the impact of harassing and bullying behaviours on others.

Year 7

Who are you online?

Digital drama unplugged

Year 8

The power of digital footprints

Upstanders and allies: taking action against cyberbullying

Year 9

Social media and digital footprints: Our responsibilities

Responding to online hate speech

Year 10

Protecting online reputations

What you send in “That moment when”…

Year 11

Curated lives

Countering hate speech online

Year 12

Who’s looking at your digital footprint?

Online disinhibition and cyberbullying

Year 13

The change you want to see

The consequences of online hate speech

Additional resources

‘Just a Joke?’ toolkit (9-12 year olds)

Resources to support practitioners tackle the issue of peer-on-peer online sexual harassment with 9-12 year olds in an appropriate and engaging way. The pack includes a film and leaflets aimed at parents and carers.

‘Step Up, Speak Up’ toolkit (13-17 year olds)

The ‘Step Up, Speak Up’ toolkit for practitioners includes guidance and a series of lesson plans and activities designed to address the issue of online sexual harassment amongst young people 13-17 years old.

Tackling online misogyny: Misogyny, hate speech and toxic masculinity (secondary)

This lesson explores the issue of online hate speech directed at girls and women and the impact it can have. It also looks at examples of toxic masculinity and the role this plays in driving online misogyny.

Tackling online misogyny: Mutual respect between boys and girls (primary)

This lesson is focused on what online hate speech directed at girls and women looks like, the importance of mutual respect between boys and girls and how to safely challenge online abuse.

Online racism (Primary)

Online racism (Secondary)

This lesson explores the ways that racism may occur online and supports them to recognise the impact online racism can have on individuals and communities. They will also learn about the differences between safe and unsafe strategies to challenge online racism and how and where to seek help and support if they or someone they know are the victim of online racism.