Safeguarding Essentials has 33 assembly plans - scroll down for details and samples
Assembly is an ideal time to cover safeguarding and e-safety issues with year groups or the whole school, which is why we have developed these assembly plans for introducing students to, or reminding them of, topical issues. You can pick and choose an assembly as a "one off", or use them in sequence throughout a half term. Each of our primary and secondary assembly plans includes a PowerPoint presentation for the students, and an easy to use script for the teacher. You can of course amend the PowerPoint if you wish to suit your own particular needs. The assemblies are designed to be used by non-specialists, so you don't have to worry about being a safeguarding or e-safety expert prior to using them. Each assembly plan lasts around 10 - 15 minutes, so fits in easily to most school assembly slots.
A useful assembly for an e-safety recap or introduction, this assembly raises key online safety issues such as cyber bullying, security, inappropriate content, trolls, plagiarism and bogus websites. The teacher takes the children through each issue and helps them to understand how they can avoid it, or deal with it. The assembly includes a script for the teacher, and a PowerPoint presentation for the children.
In this assembly, children at key stage 2 are encouraged to think critically about information they source online. Using an excellent spoof website about the endangered “tree octopus”, the teacher demonstrates how young people can tell that information is incorrect.
They are also introduced to the idea that Wikipedia isn’t always the best source of information, and that communications such as chain emails or texts should be ignored. The assembly closes with a number of top tips for helping children to decide if a website is genuine or not. This assembly includes a PowerPoint presentation for displaying at the assembly and a script for the teacher.
This assembly helps young people to understand the risks and consequences of illegally listening to music online, of downloading music illegally and copying downloaded files. It also touches upon the illegality of uploading copyrighted content. The teacher explains the risks, the possible consequences, and how to avoid illegal downloads. The assembly comes with a script for the teacher and a PowerPoint presentation to use with the children.
Young people spend increasing amounts of time online, as well as watching TV and instead of playing outdoors. This assembly raises the issue of being addicted to using the Internet, whether it is for social networking, gaming or research. The teacher explores possible consequences of Internet addiction, including social and health impacts, and offers advice on reducing time spent online. The assembly includes a PowerPoint and a script for the teacher.
Many younger children are exposed to film, TV and gaming content that is certified as being suitable for much older young people. Younger boys in particular will be keen to play online or console games that have a 15 or even 18 certificate. These games will have violent or sexual content that is entirely inappropriate for younger children. In this assembly children learn about the BBFC and PEGI classifications, why they exist, and how they work. They also consider the implications of watching films or TV shows that have been illegally downloaded. The assembly includes a PowerPoint and a script for the teacher to read from, or use as a starting point.
By key stage 2, pupils should be well aware of the risks of stranger danger online. This assembly reinforces understanding and awareness about grooming and inappropriate contact. The assembly concludes with a fun "Who wants to be a Millionaire" style quiz.
This primary assembly resource, which engages with the PSHE curriculum, allows a KS2 primary teacher to focus on developing children’s awareness and understanding of cyber bullying and the importance of staying safe when using technology to communicate.
The assembly aims to provide advice and explanation about cyber bullying without frightening primary-age children. The assembly then develops the primary children’s awareness of the issue by explaining how varying forms of cyber bullying occurs through different technologies such as mobile phones, social-networking and online gaming.
Primary school teachers will be able to use this idea for an assembly to give the children the information, awareness and capability to know if someone is cyber bullying them or if a friend is being targeted. Through the assembly, the children will know how to react to cyber bullying and the appropriate actions to take.
This assembly can be used to support the school’s safeguarding work and to ensure that pupils feel confident to speak out if they have worries or concerns and know who to approach.
The aim of this key stage 1 and 2 assembly is to ensure pupils feel safe and know what to do if/when they do not.
This assembly provides pupils with an understanding of what drugs are (including alcohol and tobacco) and the physical consequences of taking controlled substances.
Pupils are encouraged to consider things that make them feel good, to help them compare the physical feelings against the negative effects of drugs.
This key stage 1/2 assembly is designed to help younger pupils understand that not all illnesses have physical symptoms. It introduces the idea of mental well-being and discusses ways to help maintain good mental health.
This key stage 2 assembly is designed to help pupils develop an awareness of FGM, what it is, where and why it happens as well as knowledge of where to seek help and advice.
This assembly will help pupils develop their awareness of what alcohol is. They will also learn about the rules about young people and alcohol and the physical effects of drinking alcohol.
The assembly includes some open questions to help engage the pupils in the assembly.
In this assembly designed for key stage 2, pupils are given an understanding about the risks of sharing information via the Internet (primarily images). They will also be introduced to why it’s not always appropriate to share and learn about privacy settings.
Sexting is when sexually explicit text messages are sent from mobile phones or tablets. These could be text or image based. This assembly clarifies what sexting is, what the risks are, and what the law says about sexting. It uses two case studies that have been in the press to illustrate key points and dangers. The assembly includes a teacher script and a PowerPoint for display.
This important and relevant secondary assembly resource allows key stage 3 and 4 teachers to raise their students’ awareness and understanding of the issue of ‘Digital Media Piracy’ and supports the delivery of ICT, PSHE and citizenship.
The assembly plan begins by testing the students’ knowledge of the subject by asking them various questions associated with ‘Digital Media Piracy’. This is to raise their awareness that some of the practices they may carry out such as copying music or films for friends may be breaking the law without them realising it.
The assembly then turns it’s attention to the argument that pirating digital media is impacting the creation of new music and other media. Various facts are presented for discussion with the students and although both sides to the argument is offered, great care has been taken not to reduce the seriousness of committing digital piracy, which obviously remains illegal.
This stimulating secondary assembly resource allows secondary school teachers to use the assembly to highlight the dangers of spyware and raises the students’ awareness and understanding of this important subject. The assembly commences by highlighting that spyware is one of the biggest problems on the Internet and is, and will continue to be, a serious threat to the security of both personal and business data.
The students are asked to attempt to define what spyware is and then invited to provide explanations as to why anyone would want to create spyware. The assembly also draws the students attention to the fact that once the information has been gathered it is then free to be passed on with the potential of getting into the wrong hands and leading to fraud or identity theft.
Students learn how to protect their computers against infection from spyware by emphasizing that the best approach is to prevent spyware getting onto machines in the first place. The assembly concludes by emphasizing that by preventing spyware infection the students are ensuring that both their data and their computer will be much safer and secure.
This engaging secondary assembly resource allows secondary school teachers to raise the students’ awareness and understanding of the issue of Malware. The associated presentation starts by asking the students to provide their own definition of what Malware is, followed by an official definition.
Students take part in a quiz where definitions of different categories are provided and the students guess what type of malware is being described.
After the quiz, the presentation looks at some of the methods that malware writers use to infect peoples’ computers with their malicious code. The assembly then turns to the best ways to stop malware getting into the students’ computers. It informs them that prevention is better than cure and offers various suggestions to prevent infection such.
This fascinating secondary assembly resource gives secondary school teachers the opportunity to use the assembly to explain what is meant by the term ‘digital footprint’ and raises the students’ awareness and understanding of why it is important.
The assembly commences by giving the students an opportunity to explain what they think is meant by the phrase ‘digital footprint’. The assembly then explains that whenever we subscribe or sign up to a website, we are encouraged to post aspects of our lives online and that worryingly, most of this information is freely available for anyone to view and collect.
The presentation then moves onto describe what methods the students can deploy to uncover their own ‘digital footprint’, such as simply searching for their own name on Google and other search engines. The assembly then shift to the reasons why we should take care with what we contribute to our ‘digital footprint’ highlighting issues such as the increasing number of employers who are searching the Internet for the ‘digital footprints’ of potential job applicants. The assembly concludes by describing some of the things students can do to capitalise on their ‘digital footprint’ by showcasing work that demonstrates their skills, experience and knowledge.
This stimulating secondary assembly resource allows KS3 and KS4 secondary teachers to focus on developing students awareness and understanding of cyber bullying as part of the PSHE/Citizenship curriculum. This assembly plan sets out to provide advice, awareness and explanation about what cyber bullying is and the many forms it can take.
The students are then informed about the people that may get involved in cyber bullying such as the person who is retaliating on behalf of a wronged friend, the bully who wants to exert his/her authority, those who just do it for entertainment and the ones who cyber bully just because they can and they want to appear tough online.
This cyber bullying assembly plan offers secondary school teachers the opportunity to give the students the information, awareness and knowledge to know if someone is trying to cyber bullying them or if a friend is being targeted. Through the assembly, the students will learn how to react to cyber bullying and where to find information on what actions they should take to stop it.
This excellent secondary assembly resource allows secondary teachers to raise their students’ awareness and understanding of the phenomena of internet trends, which became popular due to their proliferation over social networks.
Using the associated presentation, teachers can use the assembly to talk to the students about both the positive outcomes that can be achieved by online trends and also the risks that can become part of certain internet crazes.
The presentation also talks about the peer pressure associated with participating in crazes and the potential for bullying.
This assembly replaces the previous assembly on Neknomination - this can still be downloaded for reference
The main focus of this secondary assembly is to encourage pupils to think critically when using the internet and consider that bias and opinion is an intrinsic part of the internet.
It will cover a number of key areas:
• Is everything on the internet true?
• How do people use the internet to attract attention to their cause
• Tips on how to evaluate web information
This assembly designed for KS3 and KS4 pupils takes a look at the history of alcohol, some of the statistics surrounding the use of alcohol, the law and the effects of alcohol abuse.
The assembly also gives pupils the opportunity to think about why they may drink alcohol and the pressures they may face to drink underage.
Use this assembly to help students gain a greater understanding of the effects of drugs on individuals and society.
Students will be encouraged to think about how drugs are glamorised, and what the reality is. They will also look at how the use of drugs can affect those around us.
This assembly will help key stage 3 and 4 pupils build on their understanding of mental health issues.
The assembly includes causes, statistics and ways to promote positive mental well-being.
In this assembly designed for key stage 3 pupils, students will develop an awareness of the different types of abuse and how to identify if abuse is taking place.
During the assembly, different scenarios are presented to help young people consider the possibility of abuse taking place in particular situations. They are also guided towards support available if they have any concerns.
The aim of this assembly is to introduce students to the issue of domestic abuse, as well as giving students strategies for identifying potential relationships suffering from abuse.
The theme of this assembly has been chosen given the age of the learners and the likelihood that many of them will be in relationships themselves. Content and statistics are age-appropriate and highlight an important area for them, whilst pointing out the impact domestic abuse can have on younger learners within school.
This assembly can be used in the context of both PSHE or citizenship education. Throughout the assembly, pupils will build an awareness of FGM, what it is, where and why it happens as well as the health effects and knowledge of where to seek help and advice.
In this second assembly on the subject of Sexting (sometimes known as Youth Produced Sexual Imagery) students are encouraged to consider the consequences of sexting, including digital footprint, the law and ‘sexploitation’.
Some of our assemblies are replaced over time, however, you may still find the material they contain useful.
The assemblies that are contained in this section are no longer updated, but can still be downloaded.
Archive Assembly: 1 Neknominate
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