Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on Tuesday 11 February 2014, with the strapline ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. Resources will be made available here
Mark Baker writes “I have been struck by the extent to which initiatives like SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) and PHSE are often dealing with things that lie at the heart of e-safety, sitting as it does within the broader umbrella of safeguarding.”
Mark has put together a list of what he feels are the “personal & social skills that are needed to make someone truly e-safe” which is available here
This may be an interesting starting point and supplement to the objectives of an e-safety campaign.
It has been announced that the Safetynet email list will stop operating from the 7th June 2013.
This has been a euclectic space to discuss e-safety over the years, with a varied mix of resources and experience on show and all the better for it.
For example recent postings have included a reminder of the Prevent materials that target online radicalisation, the True Vision hate crime reporting site and Digital Disruption materials aimed at digital literacy (but somewhat based on the same topic area) from Bold Creative.
The UK Safer Internet Centre hopes to set up a replacement service soon.
Childnet’s website has had an overhaul and there is a bit of crossover now with the UK SaferInternet centre content.
(If you are struggling to find the old favourites like “Know it all”, look to the very top of the new Childnet home page where there is a “Resources” hyperlink that takes you to a useful list, one you might miss if you are looking at the menu; also the orange magnifying glass button to the left of it hides the search box. )
It includes some new resources on copyright and how to find free-to-use resources here
Insafe Austria has produced an English version of their easy read guide for parents dealing with online issues .
Unlike many other guides this does do a reasonable job of bringing PSHE perspectives into the advice, and there is a good two page Tips at a Glance section (page 42-3); there are strong comparisons made with how a successful parent would approach similar problems offline and how this should colour the online approach. There are also some good cartoon illustrations of the points made.
Caution though should be used as some of the legal references are specifically Austrian (e.g. different age of responsibiity).
If you like ths approach take a look at the Web We Want resources
The CEOP Youtube channel has lots of video clips that can be used both in the classroom and in other presentations.
The most recent additions include a series of videos prefixed “Know where to go” illustrating channels that can be used to report abuse.
In addition there are a series of “to the camera” pieces that can be used to highlight “Risks children face online” or “Things children do online” as well as most of what you can otherwise download from the ThinkYouKnow resources area if you are registered.
With its high prodution values and “how to” guides, some of the articles can also make an interesting glossy basis for activities with children and young people as well as something for parents to pick up from the “coffee table”.
Childnet is inviting all schools and youth organisations in the UK to enter.
- Primary aged entrants: Will be challenged to create a 60 second film to say why ‘The internet is great, when you respect your mates’.
- Secondary aged entrants: Will be asked to create a 2 minute film in response to the theme ‘How do you connect with respect?’
All shortlisted finalists will be invited to a private screening of their film in front of a judging panel at the BFI in Central London, and will be awarded some fantastic prizes for their school/youth group!
Dates at a glance:
- Competition opens: Monday 25th February 2013
- Competition closes: Friday 21st June 2013 @5pm
- Finalists notified: Monday 1st July 2013
- Screening event at the BFI: Monday 15th July 2013
To register a group of young people for the challenge email firstname.lastname@example.org