Updated, redesigned and on the launch pad — the new @FirstSite

We are proud to announce the latest version of our @FirstSite course, with refreshed cultural content, a new design, and a wide range of improvements taken from real-world feedback from teachers and students.

The eight-part program provides 11-14 year-olds with the tools to understand and make sense of the sexual content they see online.

It covers a broader range of related topics from understanding body image, to recognising healthy and unhealthy relationships, to making sense of pornography, to helping students take control of their own lives online.

We took the opportunity of the 2020/2021 pandemic to revisit and revise the course based on feedback from teachers and students, as well as an in-depth review by the PSHE Association.

The revised version:

  • Pulls the eight-part course into two digital downloads; an interactive PDF and a Powerpoint file
  • Contains updated references and resources for both students and teachers
  • Contains a wide range of improvements based on real-world feedback
  • Includes guides to help schools create a safe teaching space and consult parents
  • Has a new, cleaner, crisper design
The course has been redesigned and reformatted into a single interactive PDF file

If you have previously purchased the @FirstSite course, the update will be provided free of charge: we will contact you with details or you can contact us directly with proof of purchase to request a copy.

To tie in with the launch of the revised course, we have also opened our annual grants program which this year will be focused around providing copies of the course to schools with limited resources.

You can apply online here. The application is short and simple and will ask for details about your school and how you plan to use the course. The grants program will close Friday November 19, 2021.