Dot Com Digital Online Resource

The Dot Com Digital programme is our latest wellbeing resource, aimed at children aged 5-11, it adopts a values-based approach that empowers children to develop confidence and make safe choices. It includes overviews, videos, lesson plans and online and paper-based activities.

Download a sample lesson pack.

Created by Sharon Doughty, Dot Com Digital is an enhanced digital version of the Dot Com safeguarding programme which has been developed by children and safeguarding leads with input from Essex Police, the National Police Chief Council and, Internet Intelligence & Investigations.

Dot Com Digital contains a wealth of lessons for ages 5-11 based around themes including:

• Families and People Who Care For Me
• Caring Friendships
• Respectful Relationships
• Being Safe and Internet Safety Threats
• Mental Wellbeing
• Physical Health, Fitness and Healthy Eating
• Health and Prevention
• Changing Bodies

The platform includes a Digital Dot Minute, which children can use if they are feeling worried or afraid of something. This can provide a safe way for children to report worries and allows them to raise issues with the teacher in a confidential way.

In the first phase of DotCom, available from the end of October 2020, there are up to 14 lessons per age group and the remaining lessons will be added in Spring 2021. The Dot Com Digital programme will meet the 2020 RSE statutory framework.

We have put together a sample pack of lessons that give you an overview of what is included in the Dot Com Digital programme which supports children’s personal, social and emotional development and helps provide a safe space for them to learn the skills to lead a safe and happy life.

Nicola Finney, Head of St Paul’s Primary
“The Dot Com programme is an excellent tool to meet all the new RSE requirements starting in September. It covers the very sensitive safeguarding issues around County Lines, drugs and gangs in a way that is very accessible to the children and very clear and structured for the teacher. We are using Dot Com Digital to help children recover from the COVID crisis and help them process their feelings. Also to support them with relationships and their mental health. “

Dot Com Digital includes a set of free resources to support children’s safety and resilience against emerging threats. Created with children, safeguarding leads, Essex Police and the National Police Chief Council Lead for Internet Intelligence and Investigations, Dot Com Digital will keep up to date with current trends and issues reported by children and the police, and part of our commitment is to ensure this will also be within this free section.

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