We have already run two Internet Safety and Responsible Use
Workshops for Parents and Families in 2009. One a few weeks ago at Dunbar
Primary School and one last night at Knox Academy. The workshops are part of an on-going strategy that we started nearly
18 months ago to engage parents and families in the responsible use
As we have up-dated the presentation slightly from 2009. The main slides that we used are below:
Below are the main websites that we mentioned:
The on-line web resource that we created to support parents and children in East Lothian.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre is a
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what's good, what's not and what you can do about it.
If you look after young people there's an area for you too - with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it.
Most importantly, there's also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
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 artical:
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. We 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
- Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser: Airdrie Academy – Internet Safety Leaders
- SQA website: SQA Internet Safety Intermediate One Unit Award
- BBC News: Bebo users quizzed over 'safety issues'
- 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
If you have any questions about this presentation please get in touch - contact details are at the top left hand side of this website.