Presentation on theme: "E-safety resources Lucinda Searle Senior ICT Adviser Ian Gover Education Technology Adviser E-Safety Live 09 SWGfL."— Presentation transcript:
e-safety resources Lucinda Searle Senior ICT Adviser Ian Gover Education Technology Adviser E-Safety Live 09 SWGfL
What is e-safety? E-safety relates to the education of using new technology responsibly and safely, focusing on raising awareness of the core messages of safe content, contact and commerce when using technology. This can include accessing websites and online content, email, online chat rooms, mobile phones, gaming and games consoles, social networking sites, instant messaging (IM) and viruses and spam. …..
Risks There are a number of key risks to using new technologies, including: Physical danger Sexual abuse Bullying Identity theft Illegal behaviour Exposure to inappropriate content Obsessive use of ICT Copyright infringements Responding to Schools – A Guide for Schools Cardiff Advisory Service
The changing picture ‘ Having considered the evidence I believe we need to move from a discussion about the media 'causing' harm to one which focuses on children and young people, what they bring to technology and how we can use our understanding of how they develop to empower them to manage risks and make the digital world safer.’ Tanya Byron – Safer Children in the Digital World
Current Research 38% of 9-12 year olds have a social networking profile (20% on Facebook) Over ¼ have their profile ‘set to public’, similar in 13 – 16 year olds Over half say they don’t know how to manage settings
European 9 – 16 year olds’ use of Internet 74% play games 84% use the Internet for school work. 83% watch video clips 61% use instant messaging 38% post images for others to share 29% use a web cam 10% blog 17% use file sharing sites EU Kids online 2010
European 9 – 16 year olds’ use of the Internet 9% of European 9 - 10 year olds say that they have been bothered or upset by something on the Internet. 39% of European 9-16 year olds have encountered one or more risks online. Most common reported are communicating with people they haven’t met face to face or seeing potentially harmful user-generated content – much rarer for children to meet a new online contact offline or be bullied online. 41% of parents whose child has seen sexual images online say that their child has not seen this. 61% of parents whose child has met offline with an online contact say that their child has not. 5% of 9 - 16 year olds have been sent nasty or hurtful messages online. 3% say they have sent them.
Use at home is high 85% use at home 48% have in bedroom Privatised use is growing SES (socioeconomic status) and age matter more than gender National variation
Use of alternative devices to access the internet: 18% of 12 – 15s in 2009 23% in 2010 Use of mobile to access the internet: 14% in 2009 - 23% in 2010 48% of parents think their child knows more than them about the internet, rising to 70% of parents of 12 – 15s 30% of parents of 5 – 15s are concerned that their child may be giving out personal details to inappropriate people, concern grows with age of the child. This is the same for cyber-bullying.
SWGfL/Plymouth University Over half (56%) of respondents were aware of instances where images and videos were distributed further than the intended recipient, but only 23% believe this distribution is intended to cause upset.
Areas for development These factors indicate that there is a need to develop: A progressive program of esafety learning Training for all staff Information for parents
Where to find resources www.somersetelim.orgwww.somersetelim.org e-safety tab
Practical education to empower Innocence Safe Knowledge Unsafe
Every teachers responsibility Know about the major concerns Know and teach about Reliability, Bias and Validity Complete web searches before you direct learners to those sites Take approved risks - Use YouTube Know what to do if inappropriate content appears in school (Flowcharts)