For those who think technically, a Cyber Essentials scheme has been launched by Government and industry to describe the top 10 most essential things to do to reduce the risks of attack on systems from the internet and to assure yourself these 10 things are being done well
A number of news articles and videos useful as collateral in presentions to parents or with young people were trailed this week. These include
- UK Young People’s Views on Porn
- A Little Gaming Every Day Is Okay
- Does Social Media Make Us Unhappy?
- Teen lost £50,000 after sharing too much on Facebook
- 14-year-old was arrested after sending a ‘joke’ terror threat on Twitter
- Free cyber security course by OU
- Schools involved in Cybersecurity Challenge
- Supporting young poeple online leaflets in 11 languagues
Have you ordered your free 250 copies of Vodafone’s Digital Parenting Magazine (verson 3) yet? If this is anything like the last 2 editions it will be the best resource you will be able to get hold of to use in getting e-safety messages over in an accesible way to all parents and carers; and as rare as hens teeth once the print run is over, so grab your copies now!
New EU Kids Online III policy guidance brings together all the evidence-based recommendations in a single resource for policymakers.
It outlines over 30 actions that children and young people, parents, educators, governments, awareness-raising and the media, as well as industry providers can take to make the internet a better and safer place for children.
It promotes positive content, children’s digital rights and acts as an interesting commentary on the e-safety provision in the new computing curriculum.
ThinkyouKnow has reported launch of a new KS4 resource which uses film to explore the complex relationship modern teenagers have with the internet and has a five unit lesson plan supplemented by teacher’s notes
Insafe report, Carrie Grant, celebrity vocal coach and TV presenter saying about the recently released Childnet STAR SEN Toolkit resource:
“As a parent of two children with autism spectrum conditions, I know the huge potential that technology offers for communication and learning, but also the challenges that young people with ASD can face when trying to navigate the internet safely. My daughters love to use the internet, but I do sometimes worry that they could be too trusting with people online. With the launch of the Childnet STAR Toolkit comes the reassurance that educators now have a resource that will help young people to develop online safety strategies for school and for home, something which is essential in today’s digital world.”
If you have been listening to Classic FM recently or have read the May edition of UK Safer Internet Centre Insider Newsletter you may already have heard that a new portal Internet Matters displaying internet safety advice for parents was launched on 13 May by the 4 biggest Internet Service Providers in the UK – BT, Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk as part of the Government’s push on the use of parental controls in the home.
The Newsletter also signposts new advice on the latest in IM (Whisper and Yak Yak), new advice on curriculum planning (that has a number of useful links to PSHE and IT related sites) and an anti-cyberbullying video from Ireland The Promise.