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KS3/4 ICT - Online Safety

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This programme outlines simple classroom activities to help teachers to take practical steps to keep pupils safe online and to increase awareness of the potential dangers of internet usage.

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E-safety consultant Dr Alan Beecham visits Rhodesway Secondary School in Bradford to work with a group of Year 9 students. Humanities teacher Haroon Gardee and Year 7 inclusion manager Max Crowther join Dr Beecham to gauge pupils' reaction to a fictitious profile they created on a social networking site.

Another activity highlights the dangers of sharing too much information, while a further task focuses on security and privacy settings.

At Stocksbridge High School in Sheffield, e-safety officers apply an internet safety policy, run parental awareness evenings, and act as a point of contact for pupils.


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Download this document to read the programme's subtitles

Supporting information provided by the educational consultant for this programme

An online safety policy by David Kavanagh

Evaluation form from parent information session by David Kavanagh

PowerPoint presentation for parents information evening by David Kavanagh

A list of publications recommended by the education consultant for this programme

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    • Walking the tightrope
      7 June 2008 - 06:35

      A good programme which highlights that we need to be careful and vigilant and teach our students to be the same. Dr Burton hit the right note when she talked about appropriate for age. One side of the abyss are the perverts and ill-minded who use the internet to look for potential victims and this should not be underplayed BUT should also not by over hyped. I thought that, at time, Dr Beecham, made out that everyone on every SN site was "out to get you". It IS VERY important we teach our students safe usage and CEOP and the THINKUKNOW websites are great resources but also we need to be careful not to create an impression that cyberspace is nothing but a playground for predators. I have the same concern over the way that the media has hyped up the 'stranger danger' to an extent where parents will not let their children out of the house.

      I would also link this progamme to some of the excellent ones on the effective use of the internet (including SN sites) for teaching and learning and there were some useful comments towards the end of this programme on that.

      Paul Hopkins