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1 E-Safety Advice to Parents Richard Scott E-Learning Manager DASP

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3 E-Safety In School: Filtering the Web Acceptable Use Policy Out of school: Social Networking Websites Cyber Bullying

4 E-Safety Filtering by South West Grid for Learning is more effective than anywhere else in the country.

5 E-Safety Every DASP school has an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) DASP ICT Policy includes further guidance for teachers Classroom Resources available

6 E-Safety Web 2 and Social Networking “Web 2 is an idea in people's heads rather than a reality. It’s actually an idea that the reciprocity between the user and the provider is what's emphasized. In other words, genuine interactivity, simply because people can upload as well as download" Stephen Fry

7 E-Safety Social Networking Sites: MSN Bebo Face Book My Space You Tube Friends Re-United E-Bay

8 E-Safety MSN Benefits? Instant communication, fun Risks? Addictive, not filtered or moderated, don’t know if people are who they say they are.

9 E-Safety Bebo Benefits? Allows Creativity, building communities Risks? Personal information can be released. Images swapped without permission. ‘Grooming’.

10 E-Safety Face Book Benefits? Building communities, keeping in touch. Risks? Personal information can be released. Images and videos can be copied without permission.

11 E-Safety Habbo Hotel Club Penguin Second Life Virtual Reality The next stage:

12 E-Safety So is it a problem for schools? Our duty of care to children Outcome 2 of Every Child Matters – Stay Safe Schools support parents Educating children for responsible use

13 E-Safety Do you understand the code? POS – PAW - TIW – CTN - “Parent Over Shoulder” “Parents are watching” “Teacher is Watching” “Can’t talk now”

14 E-Safety Cyber Bullying

15 E-Safety Cyber Bullying can be by: Text Mobile Social Networking Websites

16 E-Safety There are no ‘safe zones’ from cyber bullying. There is often no ‘closure’. Teachers can be the victims of Cyber bullying.

17 E-Safety Cyber Bullying is Bullying!

18 E-Safety Make sure children are aware of the risks/consequences. Use videos/assemblies/posters made by the children. Incorporate education of responsible web use into DASP Citizen and Rights Respecting Schools events. Ensure AUP/School ICT Policy reflects latest developments. E-Learning Manager to create outline lesson plans and resources for school use. What can we as teachers do?:

19 E-Safety Make sure children are aware of the risks/consequences. Talk with your children about what they are doing. Emphasise the risks of putting personal information on the internet. Do they know who they are talking to, for sure? Check out websites about Internet safety – look at them with your children. Discourage them from having internet access where you can’t monitor it. What can we as parents do?:

20 E-Safety But we must remember: This is the world the young people live in. These technologies empower them, they allow creativity and communication. They are an interactive, not a passive technology and can be a force for good. Education for responsible use, is more effective than banning.

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