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Ict Issues


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Ict Issues

  1. 1. Policy, guidance and support for improving e-safety for staff, pupils and parents Eileen Torr School Improvement Officer (ICT)
  2. 2. Kirklees Ednet
  3. 3. E-safety guide - Becta Developing whole school policies to support effective practice <ul><li>Covers internet safety; copyright; using inappropriate materials or behaviour, dealing with abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities of different staff in school including senior leadership, Governors and the ICT network manager </li></ul><ul><li>The need to teach internet safety </li></ul><ul><li>How to respond to internet misuse issues incidents </li></ul><ul><li>The need to work with parents </li></ul><ul><li>Appendix 3 - Audit to carry out in school </li></ul>
  4. 4. Policies and procedures (1) <ul><li>Acceptable Use of the Internet policy for students (AUP) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviewed every year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understood by all staff in school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes copyright, plagiarism, sensible storage of data/ files, security of personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AUP is shared with parents and carers who may be asked to sign a copy along with students </li></ul><ul><li>There should also be an AUP agreement in place for staff </li></ul>
  5. 5. Policies and procedures (2) <ul><li>Training should be provided on internet safety for staff and pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support should be in place to reduced risks </li></ul><ul><li>Policies should be in place to keep the school web site secure, including the use of student photographs, video, sound files and copyrighted materials </li></ul><ul><li>All staff should be aware of how abuse is reported and dealt with </li></ul>
  6. 7. Becta Signposts to safety <ul><li>Guidance on teaching Internet safety at KS3 and KS4 </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches about using the Internet, email, chat and instant messaging, mobile phones, file sharing networks </li></ul><ul><li>Links to the current programmes of study for ICT, citizenship, and PSHE </li></ul>
  7. 8. Programmes of study 2008 (1) <ul><li>The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of ICT an essential skill for life. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT capability encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment. </li></ul><ul><li>ICT acts as a powerful force for change in society and citizens should have an understanding of the social, ethical, legal and economic implications of its use, including how to use ICT safely and responsibly. </li></ul>
  8. 9. Programmes of study 2008 (2) <ul><li>When using digital communications, pupils should develop an understanding of safe practices and follow them. For example, they should be cautious about sharing personal information and viewing and uploading digital content. They should also recognise the need to show respect towards others. …. comply with data protection regulations; and know about systems that enable security of data (eg encryption, firewalls, back-ups and secure sites for financial transactions). </li></ul><ul><li>This could include: issues relating to ownership ,copyright, plagiarism and privacy of information; …….. and the abuse of ICT, including the issue of cyber bullying. </li></ul>
  9. 10. SEF <ul><li>Section 4b </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent do learners feel safe and adopt safe practices? For example: </li></ul><ul><li>whether learners feel safe from bullying, including religious, racial (including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers of Irish heritage), sexual and homophobic incidents </li></ul><ul><li>the extent to which learners have confidence to talk to staff and others when they feel at risk </li></ul><ul><li>the extent to which learners adopt safe and responsible practices in using new technologies, including the Internet </li></ul>
  10. 11. Cyberbullying <ul><li>It covers a school’s legal duties and powers – including the obligation to protect pupils both in school and also ‘where reasonable’ off-site </li></ul><ul><li>The school bullying policy needs to take cyberbullying into account </li></ul><ul><li>The easiest form of bullying to track and trace </li></ul>
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  13. 14. Parent Education <ul><li>Link to resources on Kirklees-ednet </li></ul><ul><li>Think u know – for parents and resources for teachers supporting parents </li></ul><ul><li>Childnet International – resources providing support for parents </li></ul><ul><li>Know it All materials – CD ROM for parents </li></ul>
  14. 15. ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE Policy and guidance for school Staff <ul><li>Kirklees guidance produced in conjunction with staffing, personnel and the local unions </li></ul><ul><li>Responding to issues raised by schools and also by personnel </li></ul><ul><li>NASUWT and NUT guidance </li></ul>