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As a result of the recommendations of the Byron Review, the UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) recently launched its 'Click Clever, Click Safe' Internet Safety Strategy.  The strategy outlines a number of recommendations (see page 21 of the main strategy document) including the aim that 'Online safety education is a requirement from age 5 in England' from September 2011.

The full strategy and associated documents can be found by clicking on the icon below:

 

Posted: 16th Dec 2009 Network Monitoring Software : Adobe Acrobat file (56.7k)

 

Colleagues at the Westfield Centre in Leyland recently posted a flyer on the Schools Portal informing schools of the availability of the eSafe Education offering in Lancashire.  In order to assist schools in making an informed decision, the attached document has been compiled as a result of feedback from school-based colleagues. 

Whilst the document is provided purely for guidance purposes, it is hoped to be of use to schools in raising awareness of some of the considerations and implications associated with deploying the software to support the wider eSafety agenda in schools.

 

The development of the LSCB eSafety Strategy is an important milestone in addressing eSafety on a strategic level across Lancashire.

The Strategy sets out the LSCB's view of eSafety in Lancashire and is underpinned with an associated Action Plan which details how the Strategy should be delivered (details of the Action Plan are in the final stages of completion and will be posted here as they become available).

 

Digital eSafety

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The inaugural ‘Digital Safety – Digital Safety in an Interconnected World’ conference took place in London on Fri 19th June 2009.  The conference featured a range of National and International speakers on a variety of eSafety-related topics, including keynote discussions by Tanya Byron and Anthony Lilley.

 

Did you miss the conference? Don't worry - Watch the individual speakers discuss topics such as Cybercrime, Child eSafety and Safety in a mobile world -

http://www.digitalsafety.com/proceedings 

Teachers TV

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Online Social Networks - Friends or Foe

http://www.teachers.tv/video/24687

The rise of online social networking has brought a new dimension to social interaction. In this programme, we look at the technology behind sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Bebo, exploring the issues that they raise for teachers.
This is the first generation that has the technical means to offer a running commentary on every aspect of their lives. This fact has sparked a debate on whether this technology, an ever increasing part of children's lives, is a force for good, or an opportunity for cyber-bullying to proliferate.
If negative aspects can be dealt with, these technological advances could potentially alter the dynamics of future schooling; transforming the traditional lecture model into increasing group interaction and dialogue, into learning that's "caught rather than taught".
Experts and users explain how social networking is affecting the way this generation relates to each other in and out of cyberspace, and how the technology can be harnessed to benefit learning.
Published: 4 February 2008

KS3/4 Online Safety

http://www.teachers.tv/video/26942

Synopsis
This programme outlines simple classroom activities to help teachers to take practical steps to keep pupils safe online and to increase awareness of the potential dangers of internet usage.
E-safety consultant Dr Alan Beecham visits Rhodesway Secondary School in Bradford to work with a group of Year 9 students. Humanities teacher Haroon Gardee and Year 7 inclusion manager Max Crowther join Dr Beecham to gauge pupils' reaction to a fictitious profile they created on a social networking site.
Another activity highlights the dangers of sharing too much information, while a further task focuses on security and privacy settings.
At Stocksbridge High School in Sheffield, e-safety officers apply an internet safety policy, run parental awareness evenings, and act as a point of contact for pupils.
Published: 12 May 2008