2009 10 11 E Safety Strategy Launch

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2009 10 11 E Safety Strategy Launch

  1. 1. Simon Whitehouse Digital Birmingham [email_address]
  2. 4. Everybody can benefit <ul><li>Getting new digital technology </li></ul><ul><li>into people’s homes </li></ul>
  3. 5. Aston Pride – Computers in the Home <ul><li>2 Secondaries and 5 Primaries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 700 computers </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity through a Community Wireless Network </li></ul><ul><li>National eGovernment Award 2008, in the category &quot;Building a fairer society through ICT and eGovernment Services&quot; </li></ul>
  4. 6. Aston Pride – Computers in the Home
  5. 7. Computers for Pupils <ul><li>Direct grant to local authority </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>18,000 computers distributed in Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning Foundation schemes </li></ul>
  6. 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.”
  7. 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.
  8. 10. Home Access Grants Scheme HAGS <ul><li>Individual grants to families </li></ul><ul><li>Becta </li></ul><ul><li>Barclaycard </li></ul><ul><li>Capita </li></ul>
  9. 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
  10. 12. HAGS <ul><li>Who is eligible? </li></ul><ul><li>KS2 and KS3 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility based on Free School Meals </li></ul><ul><li>One package per family, not per child </li></ul>
  11. 13. So, <ul><li>Low income families </li></ul><ul><li>Schools not necessarily accustomed to home technology </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on family </li></ul><ul><li>Impact on school </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Becta video </li></ul><ul><li>about Home Access </li></ul>
  13. 15. But <ul><li>What are children doing when they get online? </li></ul>
  14. 16. Web 2.0?
  15. 17. Or <ul><li>Places where we can add our stuff </li></ul>
  16. 19. Ofcom - Children, Young People & Online Content, October 2007
  17. 20. Which means that <ul><li>Over half of 12-15 year olds are using Social Networking Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly three times as many children are using them compared with their parents </li></ul>
  18. 21. Source: Ofcom – Children, Young People & Online Content, October 2007
  19. 22. What makes it a Social Networking Site? <ul><li>Sign up, create a profile, upload a photo </li></ul><ul><li>Find friends, create links </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own content </li></ul><ul><li>Manage privacy settings </li></ul>
  20. 25. Social Media in Practice
  21. 31. <ul><li>Children supported to use technology </li></ul><ul><li>in an appropriately controlled setting and in a safe environment. </li></ul>
  22. 32. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>
  23. 33. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>

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