Presentation on theme: "E-Safety evening 27 th March 2014. Why is e-safety important? In the UK, the internet is now a central part of every child’s life, both in school and."— Presentation transcript:
Why is e-safety important? In the UK, the internet is now a central part of every child’s life, both in school and at home. Most 8-17 year olds use it daily for homework, entertainment and connecting with others. Meanwhile web and email are no longer confined to the computer with more children communicating via smart phones, TV and gaming devices. With this explosion of online activity the risks associated with the internet are greater than ever. Almost one in ten 11-16 year olds were cyber-bullied in the last year* and 40% of 13- 18 year olds know friends that have been engaged in sexting*. (*Research commissioned by UKCCIS ‘Children’s online risks and safety – A review of the available evidence’, 2012) Schools are realising that online safety is not just a technical issue, it is a fundamental part of the PSHE teaching. Recognising of the importance of the school’s role, Ofsted is now assessing schools in regard to their e-safety teaching
What is BCS E-Safety BCS e-safety has been designed specifically for students in key stage 3 and 4. It fits into the internet safety curriculum and offers practical solutions to other issues they may encounter in day-to- day life. It covers four main areas: The benefits and risks of using the internet How to report and respond to e-safety issues How to protect yourself and your computer online The legal issues of downloading from the internet Did you know? The BCS e-safety qualification is a Level 1 qualification and maps to parts of the National Curriculum for PSHE - Personal Wellbeing, Citizenship, ICT and Every Child Matters. “Schools should provide an age-related, comprehensive curriculum for e-safety which enables pupils to become safe and responsible users of new technologies” The safe use of technologies, by Ofsted Report 2012
How we teach E-Safety at St Joseph’s College Year 7 and 8 students will be starting their e-safety qualification in their ICT lessons after Easter Students will complete a series of classwork and homework tasks which will teach them the skills required to work safely on the internet To test their understanding they will complete an exam under controlled conditions The test must be passed to achieve the BCS accredited E-Safety qualification
Question 1 Which of the following is a risk of using the internet incorrectly? A. You can spend too long on the internet. B. You can cheat on your homework. C. Cyberbullying can happen. D. You can li ten to music.
Question 2 What is Netiquette? A. A recommended conduct for Internet users. B. Instructions on how to design a website. C. An internet focus group. D. A way to pay for Internet access.
Question 3 Zak checks his email at an internet café but does not look to see if anyone can see his screen and keyboard. What problem could Zak have? A. Other people could see that he is using his email. B. Someone could watch him enter his password. C. Email does not work in internet cafés. D. He should never check his email in an inter et café as it is not safe.
Question 4 Which of the following might help you decide that the site you are searching is reliable? A. It is a UK site. B. It contains in depth information. C. It has links to additional sites and related links. D. You have heard of the author before.
Question 5 What harm can cyberbullying cause to the victim? A. The victim’s email will stop working. B. The victim s mobile phone will get a virus. C. The victim will feel embarrassd. D. Nothing it is only fun.
Bonus Question Which of the following is an example of Phishing? A: An email received from your bank asking you to update your details B: An email received pretending to be from your bank and asking for your password C: An activity which requires a rod D: A document about the rules of e-safety