FAQs about Umbrella

What exactly is Umbrella?

Umbrella is a unit of content (3 lessons) to be delivered to children aged 6-7-years old. Umbrella is designed to help children identify and appropriately respond to ‘safe’ and ‘unsafe’ online content. It develops student’s social and self-awareness when it comes to their online activity, as well as self-management and decision-making skills related to their own new media usage.

Is there more than just the Umbrella Unit?

Yes!! Very soon we will release more units of content.

Umbrella is part of COMPASS IQ, a school program to safeguard kids in online & physical environments. COMPASS IQ (for ages 4-12) sits within the whole-school educational package known as IQ PROGRAMS, designed to equip kids & youth to confidently navigate hypersexualised culture and other 21st century challenges.

Do we really need to talk to children about porn?

Sadly, yes. Pornography is available at the click of a button – it’s incredibly graphic and often violent or abusive. This is having a range of impacts on children and young people (learn more about some of the research and statistics on our main page).

When kids don’t know what to do, it is not uncommon for them to “internalise” those feelings. They can be scared, confused, or even act out what they have seen. It’s essential that they know how to respond and where to go for help. Read more about the statistics and impacts on these websites:

Does Umbrella actually use the word ``pornography`` in delivery?

During the Umbrella Unit, new concepts will be discussed. These include learning the difference between safe and unsafe people and platforms online, as well as recognising “creepy naked stuff”, defined as inappropriate online content including, but not limited to, pornography.

Every effort is made within the classroom to use simple language such as “private pictures or private movies” or “creepy naked stuff” rather than “pornography”. Children learn that private pictures or private movies might be images or videos that show people who are naked or show people’s “private” parts, which can sometimes be displayed online. Depending on the individual students within the classroom, it would not be unusual for one or more to have already seen explicit content, or be familiar with and therefore refer to “pornography” or the word “porn”.

Should this occur, Youth Wellbeing Project encourages teachers and parents not to be alarmed. There is no evidence to suggest that children would search for pornography after learning about its harms. Conversely, teaching children to recognise their early warning signs, that we all have the right to feel safe all the time, and that we can talk with someone about anything, are all protective behaviour strategies to assist children to feel safe.

Does Umbrella align to curriculum standards?

Absolutely! Mapping is available to show where Umbrella aligns to the Australian National Curriculum with Health & Physical Education, Digital Technologies and General Capabilities. As other countries join us, we will work with educators to identify where the Umbrella Unit links to national education requirements.

In addition, IQ PROGRAMS reflect the Social and Emotional Learning approach advocated by CASEL, fostering self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness.

How do I learn more about what's in Umbrella

Take a sneak peak of what’s in the Umbrella Unit in the video below!

Inclusions for educators:

  • Immediate online access
  • 3 x 45-60-minute lessons in a comprehensive facilitator manual
  • Creatively designed PowerPoint
  • Lesson activities & handouts
  • Video training
  • Parent Letters
  • Comprehensive webpage for Parents & Carers of children learning the Umbrella Unit ~ provides:
    • lesson content overview
    • pre-lesson preparation guidance
    • post-lesson discussion guidance
    • links to online learning
    • guidance to create a safer experience for children on all online platforms
    • country specific support links
  • Pre- and post-evaluation surveys
  • Adjustment Guidance for Global Delivery
  • Australian Supporting Resources – includes links to Australian Curriculum

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FAQs about IQ PROGRAMS

Are IQ PROGRAMS available in my country?

Yes! IQ PROGRAMS are developed for western nations and written to meet the emerging needs of children and youth faced with growing up in a porn-saturated culture.

IQ PROGRAMS are designed to be as universally relevant as possible. That said, there are certain aspects of the units which require adjustment in order to be region specific. For example, details related to the law, classification systems, support services, curriculum mapping, or similar. It is our aim to make the adjustment process as simple as possible via handouts or appendices.

What are you waiting for? Access IQ PROGRAMS today! For assistance with any aspect of adjusting IQ PROGRAMS for your country or region, please download this information sheet for further details and send us an email – we are here to help!

Can I license or translate IQ PROGRAMS for my country?

Yes! Plans are in place to translate, starting with Denmark. Please inquire if you would like to see IQ PROGRAMS translated in your country, or if you would like to become the licensed region or country representative. Download this information sheet for further details and send us an email – we are here to help!

What permissions do I have when I download an IQ unit?

The majority of people will use the IQ PROGRAMS in their own classroom. The legal jargon says:

  • Youth Wellbeing Project grants individual users and schools/organisations using the Program Material for non-commercial use as an educational resource, the right to display, download and print hardcopies of the Program Material solely for non-commercial use as an educational resource.
  • Any individuals or entities who intend to use the Program Material in a setting at which the engaging school/organisation will be charged a fee or for which the individual or entity receives any payment or other form of compensation, shall be required to pay a Commercial Use license to Youth Wellbeing Project prior to use of the Program Material.
  • READ THE FULL TERMS for non-commercial and commercial use, and contact us if you have any questions.

Is there a yearly subscription?

Not yet. The Umbrella Unit is in pilot phase ~ early adopters will receive first-phase updates at no additional cost. Yearly subscription licensing will apply after this time. Purchase of the IQ units permit non-commercial use. Those seeking commercial use may inquire for details.

I have other questions. Who can I ask?

Please send an email through our Contact Us page and we will respond as soon as possible.