Web safety - what are the risks
Explore the links on this page and then post a message in the forum explaining what you think the 3 key 'safety' issues are for using web technologies in your context.
(Please feel free to add annotated useful links to this list)
A short piece by Josie Fraser (19th Oct 2008) re the need to go beyond on-line safety.
A 15 minute programme about child protection featuring four school based case studies
This report was commissioned by Becta as part of the "Web 2.0 technologies for learning at Key Stages 3 and 4" project.
The Byron Review in March 2008 highlighted the issue of e-safety.
One of its recomendations was that the UK Council for Child Internet Safety should be set up. See the Byron Review action plan.
Know IT All for Teachers
This is a resource aimed at helping teachers, trainee teachers and adults working with children understand and address the e-safety issues children are potentially at risk of exposure to. It was developed by Childnet International, with support from the TDA, Microsoft and Becta.
Know IT All for Teachers is based on research with academics and 400 trainee teachers from University of Southampton, Canterbury Christ Church University, Middlesex University and University of Brighton, e-safety training was recognised as a requirement for current trainee teachers, existing teachers and other adults working with children. The resource is aimed at the secondary sector and builds on the success of Know IT All for Parents which, in its first six months, was distributed by schools to some one million parents.
Know IT All for Teachers was officially launched on 10 December 2007.
- The microsite developed for trainee teachers can be accessed at http://www.childnet.com/kia/traineeteachers
- E-safety DVDs have been sent to all training providers in England and further copies are available free of charge at http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/traineeteachers/why.aspx or http://www.childnet-int.org/order/. DVDs produced for training providers are to be used by tutors as part of e-safety lessons provided to primary and secondary trainee teachers.
- E-safety leaflets can be downloaded from http://www.childnet.com/kia/traineeteachers/why.aspx
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety
Was launched on the 26th September 2008. See the DCSF press release.
Know IT All for Pupils
The version of 'Know IT All' for use with secondary school pupils
Summary of what this link includes