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1 + Promoting the Positive - Responding to the Negative

2 What were going to cover What is E-safety? What are the risks? Why is the Internet so great? Why is E-Safety important? Our Message

3 What is E-Safety? E-Safety is about ensuring that, through appropriate guidance, children learn to use new technologies in a way which will keep them safe without limiting their opportunities for creation and innovation.


5 Adults and new Media… Everything thats already in the world when youre born is just normal;

6 Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it; Adults and new Media…

7 Anything that gets invented after youre thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it …until its been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really. Douglas Adams

8 The Byron Report "Children and young people need to be empowered to keep themselves safe - this isn't just about a top-down approach. At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim. Tanya Byron

9 Pupils The ever developing technologies that surround our every day routines mean we must equip students with the skills they need to make informed judgements on their use of technology and the appropriateness and suitability of the information they find.

10 Pupils 93% of children who use a computer and phone. 80% of teenagers who have a home computer, mobile phone and games console. 1.4M UK students with their own web space. 200M Registered users of MySpace. 2.7B searches on Google each month. 6.7B text messages sent every day. 38% of students in Northumberland who talk to people online that they dont know in real life. 9.4% of students in Northumberland who show their mobile number for all to see on MSM Messenger. 36% of students in Northumberland who accept messages from strangers on MSN Messenger. 40% of students in Northumberland who have shared a photo of themselves with someone they have met online. 6% of students in Northumberland who have e-mailed someone an embarrassing/provocative picture of themselves.

11 Pupils IN SCHOOL Supervised, filtered & monitored OUT OF SCHOOL Often no supervision, filtering or monitoring 30% of students report having received no lessons at all on using the internet. 79% of young people use the internet privately without their parents supervision

12 Parents Knowledge Gap 28% of Parents class themselves as Internet beginners 7% of children class themselves as Internet beginners Making training/resources available for parents to develop their knowledge and allow them to assist their children in staying safe

13 Why is the Internet so great? Search engines Homework Projects Personal interest Amazing facts The biggest library in the world Blogs (web log) Vlogs (video log) Web sites Text & pictures Music/photo/video Anyone can become a publisher Connect Create Discover Email/chat VoIP - Skype Instant Messenger Multi-user games Social networks Brings people together

14 What are the risks? 73% of online adverts are not clearly labelled making it difficult for children and adults to recognise them 57% of 9-19 yr olds have accidently come into contact with inappropriate content 4 in 10 students aged 9-19 trust most of the information on the internet. 1/3 of young people have received unwanted sexual or nasty comments online. Only 7% of parents think their child has received such comments. ContentContactCommerce

15 The 3 Cs of E-Safety At KEVI, we focus on E-Safety under the following areas: Contact - Cyber bullying, Stalking, Social Networking, E-mail/IM, Texting Content - Plagiarism, Inappropriate Content Commerce - Internet/E-commerce fraud, mobile phone fraud

16 Our Message to Pupils Safe -Dont give out personal information to people you dont trust Meeting -Meeting someone you met online can be dangerous Accepting -Accepting Internet content you dont trust can be dangerous Reliable - Information found on the Internet may not always be reliable Tell - Tell someone if something is bothering you

17 Our message to Parents King Edwards aims to provide students with a Safe Digital Environment, providing the necessary skills and guidance to ensure they become discerning users of technology and are competent in the identification and management of the potential risks they encounter in their day to day lives.

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