Hi, my name is Will Gardner and I am delighted to be here today. Thank you to Meldpunt for the kind invitation to share the experience in the UK on what we consider to be a very important issue.
This presentation has been produced by Childnet International, a children's charity that was set up in 1995. This charity is active in a variety of areas and works directly with young people, parents, teachers, industry and government. Childnet seeks to take a balanced view and promote the positive aspects of online activity whilst being ready to respond to the negative. We go to schools every week, and talk to children, parents and teachers. We produce resources for these audiences, both online and offline resources. And we work in the policy area, being members of the Home Office Task Force on child protection on the internet and the DCSf’s (the Education ministry) taskforce on tackling cyberbullying.
Booked until mid-April 20,000 children per year. Assemblies, class. Listneing. Chlldren love to talk about this issue.
Childnet have produced the Know IT All CD-ROM for Parents that can be ordered FREE of charge to maintained schools in England. For information on how to order this please see the Childnet website: www.childnet.com/kia It house information for Parents and Carers, Young People, and Teachers.
Protecting and empowering children online
“ Helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children” Promoting the positive Responding to the negative
Parents <ul><li>Assist them to understand the technology </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and negatives </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for safe and responsible use </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for supporting their children </li></ul>
CEOP The Child Exploitation Online Protection Centre www.ceop.gov.uk
Lessons from Education <ul><li>Messages need to be positive and empower </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be offline and online </li></ul><ul><li>Be imaginative </li></ul><ul><li>Must not assume any level of computer literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be clear </li></ul>