E-Safety in Falkirk Schools
Current Provision
Malcolm Wilson
ICT Curriculum Development Officer
malcolm.wilson@falkirk.gov...
It’s about Education
 The advances in technology have
brought exciting and innovative tools to
teaching and learning.
 S...
What do we do about E-safety now in
Falkirk Schools?
AUP
Computer systems
E-mail systems
Internet Filters
Teaching Re...
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
On enrolment of their child in a Falkirk
school the enrolment procedure includes
signing up t...
Computer Systems
Users have different access – each has
own username and password
Schools provide visibly different desk...
E-mail systems
Email systems
Gaggle and Glow Mail provide systems
which can be managed by schools
Word Filters
block m...
Internet Filters - searches
 Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre (VTC) website
has Google search box on the first page.
 This...
Internet Filters – websites
 Popups and Adverts are blocked
 Prevents unsuitable content appearing in adverts within ope...
What can teachers do?
 Teachers encourage pupils to use online
resources when undertaking curricular work
either in schoo...
Teaching Resources – pupil resources
 Becta, the UK agency concerned with the use of ICT in education,
produced the Inter...
Teaching Resources – pupil resources
 Becta, the UK agency concerned with the use of ICT in education,
produced the Inter...
Guidance -
 When new national resources become
available these have been presented to
schools via sessions for primary IC...
Guidance – School Websites
 Schools are encouraged to include links to e-
safety resources on their own school
websites.
...
Guidance – for Parents
 Thinkuknow website has resources to
support parents in keeping their
children safe online
 www.t...
Audit / School self-evaluation tools
To help schools evaluate their
e-safety provision and provide material
to support sch...
CPD
Courses which are provided by Falkirk
using ICT, whether online blogging or
creation of video or use of photographs
o...
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Current provision for e safety in falkirk schools february 2010

  1. 1. E-Safety in Falkirk Schools Current Provision Malcolm Wilson ICT Curriculum Development Officer malcolm.wilson@falkirk.gov.uk Tel: 01324 503766 Falkirk Council Education Services
  2. 2. It’s about Education  The advances in technology have brought exciting and innovative tools to teaching and learning.  Students and teachers can easily create multimedia resources, communicate in real time, any time, any place, and anywhere.  Students can access information, create and represent their ideas in a digital form that best suits their learning styles. Falkirk Council Education Services
  3. 3. What do we do about E-safety now in Falkirk Schools? AUP Computer systems E-mail systems Internet Filters Teaching Resources Guidance Audit / school self-evaluation tools CPD Falkirk Council Education Services
  4. 4. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) On enrolment of their child in a Falkirk school the enrolment procedure includes signing up to an acceptable use policy in the use of ICT. There is also an AUP for all staff Schools determine roles and responsibilities and actions to be taken Falkirk Council Education Services
  5. 5. Computer Systems Users have different access – each has own username and password Schools provide visibly different desktops for pupils and for staff so at a glance it is easy to check that pupils are not using a computer inadvertently left logged on by a staff member. Additional information and access rights for staff Falkirk Council Education Services
  6. 6. E-mail systems Email systems Gaggle and Glow Mail provide systems which can be managed by schools Word Filters block messages being sent with offensive words Tracking and monitoring Allow schools to identify where issues arise and deal with these issues accordingly. Falkirk Council Education Services
  7. 7. Internet Filters - searches  Falkirk Virtual Teacher Centre (VTC) website has Google search box on the first page.  This automatically uses the Google SafeSearch tool (in addition to the Council webfilters within schools) - and should be encouraged for use at home too.  All other search engines accessed directly are forced to their “safe search” condition  filters out unsuitable content within searches.  In addition word filters are used to restrict search criteria and website access. Falkirk Council Education Services
  8. 8. Internet Filters – websites  Popups and Adverts are blocked  Prevents unsuitable content appearing in adverts within open web pages.  Staff get access to extra facilities  staff get access to sites to which pupils will not get access.  If a member of staff finds themselves unable to access a website which they know to be a useful teaching resource, only staff are presented with a screen which enables them to directly request access.  If staff find a resource which they believe should be blocked from access by pupils in school then staff can report this via the ICT Service Desk link from their PC or by sending an e-mail to logcall.servicedesk@falkirk.gov.uk. Falkirk Council Education Services
  9. 9. What can teachers do?  Teachers encourage pupils to use online resources when undertaking curricular work either in school or at home.  So it is important for all staff to reinforce safety messages to all pupils.  The safety of our pupils online is the responsibility of all staff.  Online safety skills are skills for life.  If our children can make sensible and informed choices online they can get the most from the internet and stay safe whilst doing so. Falkirk Council Education Services
  10. 10. Teaching Resources – pupil resources  Becta, the UK agency concerned with the use of ICT in education, produced the Internet proficiency scheme and we provided their teaching packs for every school as a result.  E-safety online resources on first page of the Falkirk VTC (www.falkirkvtc.org.uk)  first page primary pupils will see when logging onto the internet in schools. These include age-specific interactive activities at www.thinkuknow.co.uk - so pupils from primary 1 to S6 will find material here relevant to them presented in ways designed to appeal to the different age groups.  The Thinkuknow website has an excellent area for teachers. There you’ll find films, presentations, games, lesson plans and posters covering a range of issues including cyber-bullying. All of these resources encourage young people to have fun with new technology, whilst staying in control of the risks. Importantly, they also teach young people where to go if they have any concerns. Falkirk Council Education Services
  11. 11. Teaching Resources – pupil resources  Becta, the UK agency concerned with the use of ICT in education, produced the Internet proficiency scheme and we provided their teaching packs for every school as a result.  Highly recommended are the e-safety online resources which can be found on the very first page of the Falkirk VTC (www.falkirkvtc.org.uk) which is the very first page primary pupils will see when logging onto the internet in schools. These include age-specific interactive activities at www.thinkuknow.co.uk - so pupils from primary 1 to S6 will find material here relevant to them presented in ways designed to appeal to the different age groups.  The Thinkuknow website has an excellent area for teachers. There you’ll find films, presentations, games, lesson plans and posters covering a range of issues including cyber-bullying. All of these resources encourage young people to have fun with new technology, whilst staying in control of the risks. Importantly, they also teach young people where to go if they have any concerns. Falkirk Council Education Services
  12. 12. Guidance -  When new national resources become available these have been presented to schools via sessions for primary ICT Co- ordinators. These have included  Byron report - looked at what schools could do in response to various issues including gaming technology, video games, mobile phones and social networking sites.  In response to concerns specifically about the misuse of mobile phones work was done within the council to produce material distributed to all families. Falkirk Council Education Services
  13. 13. Guidance – School Websites  Schools are encouraged to include links to e- safety resources on their own school websites.  falkirkvtc.org.uk  thinkuknow.co.uk  Schools are advised to avoid naming individuals with photographs on websites  Schools are advised to use forms for contacts rather than e-mail addresses Falkirk Council Education Services
  14. 14. Guidance – for Parents  Thinkuknow website has resources to support parents in keeping their children safe online  www.thinkuknow.co.uk  Recommended that these are highlighted regularly in school newsletters to parents.  Becta publication “Here’s How You Can Support your child’s learning with technology” issued to all ICT Co- ordinators for sharing with parents  www.nextgenerationlearning.org.uk/en/Pare nts/ Falkirk Council Education Services
  15. 15. Audit / School self-evaluation tools To help schools evaluate their e-safety provision and provide material to support schools moving on from where they are  National Education Network E-Safety Audit tool  www.portal.northerngrid.org/ngflwebsite/esafety_audit_tool/ esafety_audit_tool.html  Becta School Self-evaluation tool  https://selfreview.becta.org.uk/ Falkirk Council Education Services
  16. 16. CPD Courses which are provided by Falkirk using ICT, whether online blogging or creation of video or use of photographs on school websites have always included reference to practical steps which teachers can take to safeguard children. Falkirk Council Education Services

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