texting while driving is good reason to worry. Distracted driving should be a zero tolerance activity. We are drowning and it might feel as though its already too late. The genie wont go back in the bottle. The trick, I guess is not to give up but concentrate on the people you can influence.
One act of generosity can be infectious. Try it and see. It works with loved ones and friends. It also works with people we dont know. Here’s a good idea – make sure your students don’t leave college without knowing that they need to be careful what they put on the web. Every one then becomes a model, hopefully. Risks will still be taken but they will be informed ones. And maybe they will remember to thank you. But don’t hold your breath – it might come round in a couple of decades!So don’t despair when you see your students putting stuff up that they shouldnt. We are drowning but there are things we can do. We cannot afford to leave it to the designated officer. Every member of staff has responsibility for esafety. Make sure your students understand the ground rules and make best use of those students who know more than we do what goes on. Get them to be mentors. Give them a video project. Make a two minute video about digital footprint or cyberbullying. Get involved with SID 2015. Do it now if you support students.
Martin Cooke, ILT Advisor
RSC East Midlands
e-safety: how to stay safe in cyber world
New College Nottingham
e-responsibility responsible behaviour Promoting Digital Values + Skills
What‘s your Digital Profile – how do they
Explore Digital Identity and
Key Steps in implementation
Think eResponsibility! Dig Values + Dig Skills
Integrate eSafety into ALL policies
Inspection requirements and
Self- Assessment Activity / action planning
Show and discuss or complete
Is it acceptable practice? Yes No Maybe
Giving a young person your
personal mobile number
Telling jokes online
Showing an 18 certificate DVD to
Befriending students on a social
Giving your personal email address
Texting a young person
Loughborough College staff social media and
privacy settings: examples to illustrate the dangers
Bex Lewis Raising children in a digital age Lion 2014
Here is a controversial bit from the section on cyberbullying: p120
The MediaSmarts Report 2012 demonstrated that children in fact show strong
resilience when it comes to cyberbullying, having clear strategies in place:
First ignore it and de-friend or block the person (typically a very successful strategy).
If that doesn’t work they’ll seek to confront the bully face to face. If that’s not
feasible, or doesn’t work, they’ll call in their parents.
Their research , however, found that most school anti-bullying programmes were a
waste of time. The school authorities didn’t truly understand the problems being
faced, and bringing a teacher into the situations tended to make things worse. Police
are often brought into schools to deliver anti-bullying training, but Nancy Willard
feels that this is often counter-productive. Most police personnel see only the worst
results of bullying behaviour, so tend to over-focus on the negative. The children at
highest risk don’t tend to trust adults, which adds to their lack of effectiveness
Bex Lewis Raising children in a digital age Lion 2014
She recommends that the audience for such talks should be digitally more savvy
students who already trust adults, understand the bigger picture, and can look out for
more “dangerous” behaviour among peers. With this in mind, it’s worth looking at
“cyber-mentor” training, designed for eleven to seventeen year olds, who mentor
both offline and online via the Beatbullying website.
Willard, N Cyber-Savvy:embracing digital safety and civility 2012
31% of 12-15 year olds
do not use privacy settings
social networking profiles
Clear and explicit guidelines
and support for good profiles
they do something wrong
Tweet from Laura: I don’t want to go back. The course is awful.
A member of staff has their password on a post-it
note that is clearly visible.
A student has posted some unpleasant things about a
member of staff on their student blog. Other students
are now talking about it.
Aftab, a mature student with barriers to learning has
been sent a text message during class to his mobile.
It says..”We h8 u. We r going 2 gt u ltr”
Debbie’s friend has set up a Facebook page but is
unaware of the options for changing privacy settings.
There are some (tagged) photos of Debbie on the site.
A loaned out laptop which can be used by staff and
visiting speakers is sent for repair. Images of hardcore
pornography are found in the temporary files folder.
A member of staff has taken home student data in
spreadsheet format on a memory stick.
for engaging pupils and parents in
e-safety and digital citizenship
Use a quiz: first pet's name? date of birth? email address?
Get pupils to look themselves up: look up their name in a search engine.
Credit photos to teach copyright: image search inc photo credit that includes the search term.
Keep your school policy relevant: Digital citizenship policies need to be a working document.
Get older students involved: Peer education: e-safety ambassadors train students
Watch Ted talks: effective way of exploring citizenship by provoking thought and debate.
Engage parents little and often
Find out how much parents know
Be positive: positive side to social media.
Watch ThinkYouKnow videos https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/14_plus/
Risk assessment: more at risk
Some users may be more at risk OL than others
because of age, health or disability
Some disabled learners may be at risk OL due to
difficulties in understanding, or communications
or limited access and interaction with information.
Risk assessment should assess the situation, ie the
learner in context. Plenty of non-disabled adults
will struggle eg with passwords and security at
times, and digital footprint affects us all.
personal safety films for safeguarding adults
S.A.F.E. Safety Advice For Everyone
DVD created in partnership with Devon and Cornwall Police,
Plymouth City Council Safeguarding Adults and Plymouth People First
Self Advocacy to promote safety in the home
especially for adults who are vulnerable
or have learning difficulties
e-safety for autism KS3 & 4
Childnet are working in partnership with Leicester City Council
free online safety toolkit for educators working
with young people with ASD.
Ofsted quick self-assessment tool
1. on your own
assess your practice and gather evidence for
teaching and learning
Suggested sources :
incident logs, meeting minutes, learner and staff surveys
and the implementation plan or SAR.
2. Talk to your neighbour and compare notes
Resources from SID 2014
Resources from SID
webinar recordings from the online event
include good practice examples from providers
Preparing for SID 2015
Run some competitions
• Design a mouse mat: winners’ designs produced
• facebook security challenge
• check your settings against a checklist: enter prize draw
• Take the Connect with Respect Quiz - prize draw
Launch an eSafety Campaign
Weston College’s SPACE campaign
Create an eSafety portal to complement your campaign
Support with inclusive eLearning resources & tutorials
will again be running an online event in Nov 2014
The 4 big ISPs have collaborated to create
this portal providing advice for pre-school,
young children, pre-teens and 14+
eSafety and Online Identity: needs analysis
from the Leicester City DigiLit Project http://goo.gl/7iBcrH
designed to support staff in developing their digital literacy skills and confidence levels
I have a basic understanding of the definitions of esafety and cyberbullying.
I understand basic prevention strategies and safety tips.
I understand my school’s esafety policies and how these relate to and support
safeguarding, and the implications this has for my practice.
I understand the difference between personal and professional use of online sites
and communications technologies.
I am aware of the importance of looking after my online reputation; using privacy
settings and ‘friending’ or connecting to others appropriately.
I understand my responsibilities under the Data Protection Act with regard to the
electronic management and protection of students’ information.
I am able to provide my learners with basic tips about how to stay safe online,
including how to deal with online bullying, and how to save evidence.
I can address cyberbullying disclosures and key esafety issues (eg bringing the
schools name into disrepute online, accessing inappropriate content in school, sexting)
and understand how to report these appropriately.
Jisc RSC East Midlands
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Martin Cooke, Advisor
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