The International Foundation for Online Responsibility (IFFOR) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing online content policies with a focus on child safety.

We took the opportunity of the 2020/2021 pandemic to revisit and revise our AtFirstSite program (published in 2016, revised in 2019) based on feedback from teachers and students as well as an in-depth review by the PSHE Association.

We are now ready to launch the third version of the course which aims to provide 11-14 year-olds with the tools to understand and make sense of the sexual content they see online.

The course 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.

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

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 free copies of the course to schools across the UK.

If you are interested in receiving a free copy of the course, 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 is currently OPEN and will remain so until 9 December, 2021.

Anyone interested in applying for a grant should review our grant criteria as well as our process page. If you have any questions, please don’t hesistate to contact us.