Here are three sources of information on e-safety that will keep you up to date over the holidays:
Register for monthly “Safer Internet Centre Insider”. The Novermber Edition has the following highlights:
- Safer Internet Day 2015 – schools packs are now available!
- Anti-bullying Week is this week – latest guidance and support
- NEW resource from Childnet to help parents talk to their children about online pornography
- Latest report from SWGfL on state of e-safety in UK schools
- IWF study shows consumers are influenced by companies’ morals
- Watch out – pur popular Parent’s Guide to Technology will be updated for Christmas
Register for occasional “EU Kids Online” news. The Latest bulletin has the following highlights
- Comparisopn of findings between EU Kids Online and Net Children Go Mobile studies
- EU Kids Online: findings, methods, recommendations including a top 10
Register for monthly Insafe Newsletter. The November edition has topical stories and resources from around Europe in a range of languages.
Childnet have worked together with Islington Council to create leaflets for foster carers and adoptive parents.
The leaflets include top tips and conversation starters to help foster carers and adoptive parents get to grips with internet safety.
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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
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.
Scouts and Club Penguin have partnered to extend the reach of the Club Penguin “It Starts with you” e-safety campaign and produced some additional useful resources (leaders notes, activity pack & poster) for out of school settings in the process
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.”
The school year may only just be coming to an end, but the Insafe network is already busy preparing its Back2School 2014 campaign you can register to recieve supporting material as it is released or find previous years resoruces here