2009 10 11 E Safety Strategy Launch

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  • 1. Simon Whitehouse Digital Birmingham [email_address]
  • 2.  
  • 3.  
  • 4. Everybody can benefit
    • Getting new digital technology
    • into people’s homes
  • 5. Aston Pride – Computers in the Home
    • 2 Secondaries and 5 Primaries
    • Over 700 computers
    • Connectivity through a Community Wireless Network
    • National eGovernment Award 2008, in the category "Building a fairer society through ICT and eGovernment Services"
  • 6. Aston Pride – Computers in the Home
  • 7. Computers for Pupils
    • Direct grant to local authority
    • Secondary Schools
    • 18,000 computers distributed in Birmingham
    • E-Learning Foundation schemes
  • 8. And now, Home Access Diana Johnson, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools Home Access aims to provide practical and financial support to low-income families who may not be able to afford a computer or the Internet. We will support these families to ensure that the educational and social benefits of 21st century technology are available to them.”
  • 9. Why is this being done? Having a computer at home associates with a 2 grade improvement in one subject at GCSE.   Children who have access to a computer at home are more confident and capable users of technology and more independent learners overall.
  • 10. Home Access Grants Scheme HAGS
    • Individual grants to families
    • Becta
    • Barclaycard
    • Capita
  • 11. The HAGS offer Home Access Grants for low income families to cover the cost of: Home Access Grants for low income families to cover the cost of: Approved suppliers to provide these packages designed to support learning Assistive technologies for those with additional needs
  • 12. HAGS
    • Who is eligible?
    • KS2 and KS3
    • Eligibility based on Free School Meals
    • One package per family, not per child
  • 13. So,
    • Low income families
    • Schools not necessarily accustomed to home technology
    • Impact on family
    • Impact on school
  • 14.
    • Becta video
    • about Home Access
  • 15. But
    • What are children doing when they get online?
  • 16. Web 2.0?
  • 17. Or
    • Places where we can add our stuff
  • 18.  
  • 19. Ofcom - Children, Young People & Online Content, October 2007
  • 20. Which means that
    • Over half of 12-15 year olds are using Social Networking Sites
    • Roughly three times as many children are using them compared with their parents
  • 21. Source: Ofcom – Children, Young People & Online Content, October 2007
  • 22. What makes it a Social Networking Site?
    • Sign up, create a profile, upload a photo
    • Find friends, create links
    • Create your own content
    • Manage privacy settings
  • 23.  
  • 24.  
  • 25. Social Media in Practice
  • 26.  
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  • 31.
    • Children supported to use technology
    • in an appropriately controlled setting and in a safe environment.
  • 32.
    • Thank You
  • 33.
    • Any questions?