Hector’s World and Cyber Café are being used in the primary sector to compliment existing resources.
All Secondary children are trained in Think U Know (particularly S1 – S3).
All future S1 students are trained in Think U Know.
Digital literacy is the responsibility of all members of the school community .
School Community School Staff School Students Parents / Carers Local Community The Musselburgh Grammar School Learning Community
Why start with the parents? WE NEED TO DO MORE THAN SUPERVISE- WE NEED TO HELP EDUCATE CHALLENGE = to ensure that children are safe wherever they use the Internet IN SCHOOL Generally, supervised, protected and monitored OUT OF SCHOOL Often no filtering, supervision or monitoring
Adults and Children use the Internet in different ways DO YOU KNOW HOW YOUR CHILD USES THE INTERNET ? WE NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN OUR CHILDRENS’ ONLINE ACTIVITY, VALIDATE THEIR SKILLS + LEARN FROM THEM YOUNG PEOPLE Interactive chat, IM, Music, Games, PARENTS Mostly e-mail and web for research
We must start to understand that being on-line is just being in another ‘real’ place
The difference between Knowledge and Wisdom HELP YOUR CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT TECHNOLOGY IS THROWING UP NEW IMPORTANT SAFETY ISSUES WHICH CHILDREN MAY NOT SEE KNOWLEDGE Many children pick up technology quicker ! WISDOM Understanding how to behave in a virtual world
Children are not the same as they used to be Access to Unlimited Knowledge Vs Emotional Literacy and Social Immaturity
Convergence + the Internet going mobile Already some children are receiving abusive/hoax txt messages As technologies converge we need to re-view the safety messages Increasingly mobile Fixed location for access eg home/school
Section 52 - Indecent Child Photographs (1) Any person who- (a) takes , or permits to be taken or makes , any indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child under 18 years
(b) distributes or shows such an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph; (c) has in his possession such an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph with a view to its being distributed or shown by himself or others; or (d) publishes or causes to be published any advertisement likely to be understood as conveying that the advertiser distributes or shows such an indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph, or intends to do so, shall be guilty of an offence under this section
Section 52A - Possession of Photographs (1) It is an offence for a person to have any indecent photograph or pseudo-photograph of a child under the age of 18 years in his possession.
Case Law, it was upheld on appeal, that downloading images from the Internet was within Section 52(1)(a) (above).
The word "make" covered an activity whereby a computer was used to bring into existence data stored on a computer disk. A person who downloads images is making photographs.
Operation of a computer to download electronic signals could be distinguished from mere possession of indecent photographs (where the possessor has not himself been responsible for bringing the material into existence).
Conviction for taking, possessing or distributing indecent images qualifies the accused to be registered on the Sex Offenders’ Register.
This means they tell the police where they live, where they are going on holiday, we limit their access to children, police can enter the house and the media are always looking for a story about a ‘sex pest.’
Who commits what offences? Mary Stuart Robert Iain (loads to internet) Duncan (keeps on phone) Bruce (tells teacher)
Building up a picture First Name: Ollie / Oliver Surname: Bray Town: Weymouth, Dorset School: Radipole Primary School School Address: DT3 5HS Targets Address: Spa Road Other: Picture (house and target) Directions to house Census Data Young people also normally give out lots more information. Including Age and Likes / Dislikes . There is also lots of evidence to suggest that some children use inappropriate language on the internet and post photos of inappropriate things . Information