Today I had an opportunity to speak to all of the Newly Qualified Teachers in East Lothian who will be spending the next year working for the authority. There were about 100 in total and I spoke to them in groups during four 1hr and 20 minute slots. This was a great way to run the sessions as it allowed time for some good questions and debate.
Over the last 18 months in
Below are the main slides from the presentation:
Below are the main websites that I mentioned:
The on-line web resource that we created to support parents and children in East Lothian.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.CEOP also delivers free education programmes into schools to help children of all ages stay safe online.
Think You Know is an education programme that encourage young
people to have fun with new technology, whilst staying in control of
the risks. Importantly, it also signposts (via the 'report abuse' button) where a child can go if they
have any concerns. The site offers various free products which range from films, presentations,
games, lesson plans and posters cover issues of grooming by sexual
predators, children's risk taking behaviour online and cyberbullying.
The ThinkYou kNow website has been produced by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Hector’s WorldTM is the 5 - 7 year old area of the Think U Know website. It comprises of five state-of-the-art, animated episodes. It takes children on a journey with Hector and his friends as they explore issues such as personal information, trustworthiness, making positive choices online and how to be open with a trusted adult when they use the internet.
You can download five lesson plans on how you could use Hectors World in the Teacher / Trainer area of the think You Know web site. You can also order posers and stickers, and download colouring in books and song sheets from the teacher / trainer area.
5. Cyber Café:
Cyber Café is the 8 - 10 year old area of the Think U Know website. Within Cyber Cafe you can discover the safest ways to use the Internet, chat rooms, e-mail and send text messages. You can download nine lesson plans and ideas for useing Cyber Cafe with your class in the Teacher / Trainer area of the Think You Know website.
For more information on mobile phones and the law - have a look at this article that I wrote:
Childnet International’s mission is to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.
For a good introduction to Childnet’s work you can download Childnet’s IMPACT report here.
Find something out about your friends on-line.
The Way Back Machine is part of the Internet Archive. In essence it’s a back up of some of the web. Try typing a website URL into the way back machine and if it has been cashed you will be able to have a look at previous versions of the website.
It's good fun but also could be quite scary stuff.
10. I also referred to these articles:
- Guardian Article: 'Unprofessional' young tennis players have funding suspended
- Scotsman Article: Oil Worked sent 15 year old girl S & M Messages
- OTG Daily Article: Over half of employers say that Internet activity affects recruitment decisions
- BBC News: Bebo users quizzed over 'safety issues'
- BBC News: Kids' Top Searches include 'Porn'
- BBC News: Teenagers 'bullied by sex texts'
- BBC News: Children work around web controls
- Purely for Parents Guidance Sheet
- Think You Know who your talking to leaflet
- Internet Safety Leaflet for Parents
- Blog Safety Leaflet Parents
- Young People, Music and the Internet
12. Questions and feedback
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