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BBC OWN IT is the BBC's online safety platform to help children aged 7-12 make the most of their digital lives. Own It has a huge nimber of videos, quizzes and child-friendly advice articles designed to support children's wellbeing and empower them to navigate the online world safely and confidently.

Own It's teacher section gathers together Own It content that may be used in the classroom alongside downloadable teaching resources, all mapped to the strands of the "Education for a Connected World" framework.

Intellectual Property Office

The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) assisted the ProjectEVOLVEwriting team in providing advice, support and guidance to inform the content within the Copyright and Ownership strand of the toolkit.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights - patents, design rights, trade marks and copyright. The UK intellectual property system encourages innovation by helping individuals and organisations get the right type of protection for their intellectual property. IP is the backbone of innovation, creativity and inventions that make our world a better, safer and more enjoyable place in which to live and contribute to economic growth.”


Nominet want to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. For over 20 years, they have been operating at the heart of the internet infrastructure as proud guardians of the .UK domain name registry. Their understanding of the Domain Name System (DNS) underpins a sophisticated cyber-security capability used by the UK government and global enterprises to secure their networks. Their commercial success funds an ambitious programme to improve the lives of 1 million young people through technology, of which ProjectEVOLVE is one.

Nominet has launched its new Children’s Online Safety programme, which aims to equip young people with the skills to help them navigate the challenges posed by being online. Initial funding of £250,000 will focus on improving the safety of young internet users through programmes in schools.

Nominet is partnering with SWGfL ProjectEVOLVE funding £125,000 to support the development of course materials and assessments as well as to help the initiative broaden its impact and grow its audience. 

Ellie Bradley, MD Registry & Public Benefit at Nominet says: “We strongly believe that finances should never be a barrier to learning about online safety. 59% of 11 to 12 year-olds are on social media, and over one in three internet users is a child. High levels of usage do not necessarily translate to high levels of skill or capability in using online platforms safely though, and that’s where our support can help established and credible programmes to amplify and broaden their reach with existing, high-quality resources with proven social impact. What’s key is that our partnerships in this space avoid further crowding of the online safety environment with new resources, and that we enable more children to access high quality guidance from trusted sources.”

The Diana Award

The Diana Award is the UK’s only charity dedicated to the legacy of Princess Diana and her belief that young people have the power to change the world. Our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme empowers young people to tackle all forms of bullying behaviour in their schools, through their leadership skills, peer-to-peer support and whole-school campaigns.

The Diana Award’s Rebecca Williams worked with the ProjectEVOLVE writing team to develop resources for the Online Bullying strand.

Anti-Bullying Alliance

Anti-Bullying Aliance (ABA) is a unique coalition working together to unite against bullying and create safer environments for children to learn, playing and live. They:

  • share learning and best practice
  • raise awareness of bullying especially through Anti-Bullying Week
  • help stop bullying and bring lasting change to children's lives

ABA's Director Martha Evans took part in the expert panel reviewing the antibullying resources.

Professor Lucy Betts

Lucy Betts is a Professor of Social Developmental Psychology within the Psychology Department at Nottingham Trent University.

Her main research interests lie within the area of social developmental psychology. In particular, her work focuses on experiences of cyber bullying, face-to-face bullying, and harassment. Findings from this work have been included as oral and written evidence to several parliamentary inquiries.

Lucy took part in the expert panel reviewing the antibullying resources.


Kidscape is an award-winning bullying prevention charity, providing hope and practical support to thousands of children and families each year and work in communities throughout England and Wales to help keep children safe. Our vision is for all children to grow up in supportive communities safe from bullying and harm.​ Our mission is to provide practical support, programmes and training, and advice to challenge bullying behaviour and protect young lives.

Kidscape's Ahley Rolfe took part in the expert panel reviewing the antibullying resources.


Adrienne Katz, FRSA, is Director of Youthworks, exploring young people’s lives to improve practice. Adrienne writes books, articles, resources and reports to share messages from research. She developed the Cybersurvey in 2008 to regularly collect young people’s experiences of digital life. Her partnership with Aiman ElAsam has produced peer reviewed research and reports for policy and practice on the digital lives of teens, identifying new trends and those most at risk. Adrienne is a member of the UKCIS Vulnerable Children Working Group and PARTICIPATE, a multi-country research programme on bullying, among others.  She has helped develop government anti-bullying guidance in England and Wales and served as a Regional Advisor for the Anti-Bullying Alliance. Adrienne is an author of several books and a CPD accredited trainer, currently managing the enable project: ‘Fostering in a Digital Age’, funded by Nominet. In 2018, she was awarded ‘Inspirational Individual of the Year’, by the Ben Cohen Stand Up Foundation.

Adrienne took part in the expert panel reviewing the antibullying resources.

Headstart Kernow 

HeadStart Kernow is a partnership programme to develop resilience and mental well-being in young people. It is Cornwall Council-led and Big Lottery-funded. HeadStart Kernow is focused on young people aged 10 – 16, as evidence clearly demonstrates that half of diagnosed lifetime mental ill-health cases begin before the age of 14, and 75% before the age of 18; it is co-produced with young people who inform and influence it and are key stakeholders; it is universal, and about prevention with targeted support. We embrace new and innovative ways of thinking and working and people are at the heart of what we do.

During consultation with over 1000 young people, it became apparent that the online world was of particular concern, not simply because of the risks encountered there, but because young people felt that the adults in their lives did not know how to help. The digital resilience project offers training and support to professionals to appropriately identify and respond to the risks young people face online and to increase their confidence in dealing with these issues.

Digital Resilience Tool

ProjectEVOLVE Mapping Workbook

 Searchable Version of the Tool