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1 E- SAFETY Resources for teachers and trainees Stephen Carrick-Davies - Childnet Ruth Hammond - Becta

2 Resulting in real pressure on schools to teach and resolve issues TEACHERS NEED SUPPORT ! WHY IS E-SAFETY IMPORTANT? Explosion in “Web 2” & social networking plus delivery of mobile Internet promise! Rise in awareness of dangers and risks Eg online grooming + cyberbullying And

3 ContentContact Commerce  Inaccurate  Extreme views &Pornography  Self-created  Unwanted contact  Cyberbullying  Paedophiles  Invasion of privacy  Blur between advertising & information Portable Always on and reachable Personal Away from supervision A RANGE OF ISSUES

4 The ‘C’ of ICT is the most dangerous ie Communication which can lead to Contact BALANCE AND PERSPECTIVE E-safety is a child safety issue not an ICT issue!

5 Range of Government responses: CEOP, Byron Review, ECM, Education & Inspection Act etc. POSITIVE RESPONSES: Range of positive awareness resources produced including: 2005 ‘KIA for Schools’ to every school + ‘Jenny’s Story’ created 2007 ‘KIA for Parents’ CD ROM + (1 million) Cyberbullying resources CEOP resources for schools But… how do we empower and equip the 800,000 adults working in schools and how does this issue get mainstreamed into the curriculum ?

6 Childnet approached TDA & Microsoft if we could undertake research to: – Evaluate the need for E-Safety in the ITT curriculum – Review existing e-safety resources via online evaluation – Conduct Face to Face sessions with 400 trainee teachers – Make clear, practical recommendations for implementation It started with an e-mail ….. From: John Woollard To: Mary Louise Morris Subject: Know IT all I’d be interesting in obtaining a kit and promoting it to my 21 trainee IT teachers or even my 250 secondary trainee teachers. Regards, John. Dr John Woollard Lecturer in Information Technology Education PGCE Secondary IT Curriculum Tutor Tutor for PGCE ICT, CBLT and GTP programmes

7 Go “upstream” and train and equip teachers coming into the profession STRATEGIC APPROACH Reach, train and equip existing teachers through their CPD. And Through introductory website, and links to leading resources, plus self study DVD leaflets and Tutors’ guide.


9 1) Every Child Matters: –Be healthy –Stay safe –Enjoy and achieve –Make a positive contribution –Achieve economic well-being From maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation From accidental injury and death From bullying and discrimination From crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school Have security, stability and are cared for 2) Safeguarding Children in Education – Sept 2004 3) Working Together to Safeguard Children (11.58-11.62) schools have a duty of care - both inside and outside school 4) DCSF ‘Harnessing technology’ – the e-strategy with “personalised learning and anytime anywhere learning” 5) OFSTED Self Evaluation Framework 4b the extent to which learners adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies, including the Internet. THE POLICY PERSPECTIVE

10 ISSUES FOR SCHOOLS TO CONSIDER * Who is responsible for teaching e-safety? –In primary/secondary phase? –Whole school issue of child safety not ICT! –Technological issues At what age should safety lessons start? How can parents be involved? What support is there in schools for teachers in the event of a ‘disclosure’? Advent of 3G and ‘mobile internet’ Protection for staff – AUP Damage to network through downloading of files/viruses Data security Identifiable/contactable/pupil email addresses/images on web sites Accessing inappropriate web content at school External issues being brought into school – eg cyberbullying WHAT SHOULD SCHOOLS BE AWARE OF ?


12 TEACHER TRAINING & CPD Teachers urgently need help in understanding the technology and safeguarding issues. HELPS STRENGTHEN THE HOME/SCHOOL ICT SAFETY Teachers will be better equipped to support parents in keeping their children safe online PRACTICAL CURRICULUM- RELEVANT RESOURCES Supremely relevant to the Curriculum and E-safety education gives unique opportunity to address offline issues with relevancy, child- centricity and impact SUMMARY

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