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Developing media literacy and critical thinking with our pupils to protect them from being victims of fraud and financial crime

Join us to learn how the vital skills of media literacy and critical thinking link to protecting students from fraud and financial crime

About this event

This workshop builds on our series of Fraud and Financial Crime CPD, this time developing the important skills of media literacy and critical thinking for students when dealing with the threat of fraud and financial Crime. It is vital that our students have the tools available to them to protect themselves against all types of online crime, which is so often linked to fraud and caused by not recognising the warning signs. As these operations become more sophisticated it is important that students have the tools to recognise these schemes. 

Working through well established media literacy techniques, and with one of the writers of our Fraud curriculum materials. You will explore practical resources to use in your classroom to identify fraud and money mule attempts, that can also be applied to areas of media literacy and to encourage critical thinking. 

This workshop is interactive and will provide opportunities to explore the resources, and discuss with the event team and fellow attendees how best to apply them.

Attending all four sessions will lead to participants gaining a certificate from ACT and the Home Office giving national recognition for Fraud and Financial Crime Education Teaching.

Attending any single session will still be of great benefit and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance

Who is it for?

This session would be of benefit to:

  • Citizenship Studies GCSE teachers
  • Experienced teachers
  • Early career teachers
  • New to Citizenship
  • Trainee teachers
  • Primary Teachers 
  • Heads of Year
  • Safeguarding Leads

Why attend?

By attending this session you will:

  • Develop practical experience of using media literacy strategies for the classroom
  • Develop your knowledge of the sophisticated methods used to attempt fraud and financial crime
  • Leave with practical approaches you can use in your setting
  • Have an opportunity to discuss the Fraud materials with one of the writers

CPD strand – Politics, Elections and Society

Building upon the CPD offering in the previous year and feedback from our members, we have introduced a new strand entitled ‘Politics, Elections and Society’ which provides broader subject knowledge enhancement and incorporates a range of elements from previous CPD strands.

Event team

Meet the team who will be running this event

Zoe Baker

Head of Learning Resources

Craig Wright

Vice Principal, Outwood Academy Redcar


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