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E safety for governors & carers

  1. 1. E-Safety for Governors, Carers & social work May 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Governors roles and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Governors are responsible for the approval of the E-Safety Policy and for reviewing the effectiveness of the policy. This will be carried out by the Governors / Governors Sub Committee receiving regular information about e-safety incidents and monitoring reports. A member of the Governing Body may take on the role of E-Safety Governor (it is suggested that schools consider this being a separate appointment to the ICT Link Governor as this should not be seen as an ICT role), I appreciate that in many schools, governors have to take on more than one responsibility for an area, however, don't be tempted to mix these two roles up as this is very much a whole school policy and a Limiting judgement in an Ofsted inspection . The role of the E-Safety Governor will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meetings with the E-Safety Co-ordinator / Officer/Headteacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>monitoring of e-safety incident logs and filtering / change control logs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reporting to relevant Governors committee / meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ensuring they have a clear understanding of e-safety issues and risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep up to date with the latest developments through meetings with staff in school and governor training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NGA www.nga.org.uk/uploadfiles/documents/NGA-Becta%20Sept.pdf A useful handout for governors can be DOWNLOADED HERE </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Schools should consider: </li></ul><ul><li>Are pupils given an opportunity to contribute to school internet safety policies? </li></ul><ul><li>Are pupils and their parents provided with a copy of the acceptable use policy/rules for ICT use when the pupil joins the school? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it appropriate to the pupil’s age and prior exposure to ICT? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Are pupils reminded of internet safety rules each time they use the technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the school have a policy/framework for teaching internet safety skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the school provide appropriate opportunities within a range of curriculum areas to teach about internet safety? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How does the school go about educating pupils of the dangers of technologies which they might encounter outside school? </li></ul><ul><li>How is pupils’ understanding of internet safety issues assessed or measured? </li></ul><ul><li>Are pupils aware of relevant legislation when using the internet, such as that relating to data protection and intellectual property, which may limit what they want to do, but also serves to protect them? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Are pupils aware of the impact of online bullying, from the perspective of both the victim and the tormentor? Do they know where to seek help if affected by these issues? </li></ul><ul><li>Are pupils aware of where to seek help and advice if they experience problems when using the internet and related technologies, for example, their teacher, parents, carers, or organisations such as CEOP. </li></ul><ul><li>Becta have a series of essential guides for school governors relating to the use of ICT. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In School </li></ul><ul><li>Supervised </li></ul><ul><li>Monitored </li></ul><ul><li>Filtered </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul>99% of children aged 8-17 have access to the internet 60% aged 12-15 say they mostly use the internet on their own 33% of parents say they set no rules for their children’s use of social networking sites 58% of children aged 14-17 in the UK have seen pornography online or via other media 27% of boys aged 14-17 look at pornography every week 53% of boys in an EU study said pornography had “inspired” their sexual behaviour Outside School ?
  8. 8. Challenges  Young People  Maturity <ul><li>Like to post images and reveal some information about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Want lots of ‘friends’ </li></ul>If I were a paedophile, what could I glean from this child’s OPEN Facebook profile?
  9. 9. <ul><li>Talk about their peers – can be hostile </li></ul><ul><li>Use inappropriate nicknames, often sexual </li></ul><ul><li>Express insecurities and fantasies </li></ul><ul><li>Trick others to make silly, embarrassing, dangerous acts with video or webcam </li></ul><ul><li>Push boundaries - just as we pushed the boundaries as children </li></ul>
  10. 10. What does the future hold? magicbike is a mobile WiFi (wireless Internet) hotspot that gives free Internet connectivity wherever its ridden or parked. By turning a common bicycle into a wireless hotspot, Magicbike explores new delivery and use strategies for wireless networks and modern-day urbanites. Soon you could be getting weather forecasts and text messages on your toast. A design student at Brunel University, UK, has developed a toaster that takes a meteorological information from the internet and then browns your bread with an image of what weather to expect on the way to work. The image is burned on to the bread by using one of three stencils, representing sunny, cloudy or rainy conditions. Eventually, the stencils could be changed for a more sophisticated imaging system that might be able to burn weather maps, short text messages and even adverts on to bread.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Click Clever Click Safe </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ceop.gov.uk/ie8/ </li></ul><ul><li>To install on your Internet browser </li></ul>