Today sees the launch of Know IT All for Teachers, in conjunction with Becta, the TDA and ChildNet.
We've been working with these partners to create a set of valuable resources for e-safety in schools. Called "Know IT All for Teachers", it's a resource pack that provides practical help for trainee teachers, existing teachers and support staff, and offers suggestions and materials on how the subject of e-safety can be embedded in the curriculum both within schools and initial teacher training.
The resources have been developed by Childnet with the support of the TDA, Becta and Microsoft. The key “Know IT All” training resources used for the materials are Childnet’s “Jenny’s Story” and Microsoft’s “Rome Group” which was created by Microsoft as part of their “Getting to Know IT All” child safety campaign.
E-safety relates to many parts of the curriculum and the Know It All websites contain links to a range of comprehensive learning resources, information and advice to keep trainee teachers and teachers up to date with child e-safety issues and to provide guidance on managing issues which may arise in the school environment.
The materials cover issues such as online grooming, cyber-bullying to the viewing of inappropriate content and plagiarism.
Know IT All for Teachers includes a free DVD designed for self study in e-safety, including a short film followed by e-safety questions for teachers to consider, and a website which clearly explains the technology, and provides links to further resources on a range of issues. The “Know IT All” for Trainees and Teachers initiative reflects the growing supporting role teachers play, alongside parents, in teaching children about e-safety. An in-depth research report of 400 trainee teachers also revealed a need for child e-safety training.
The free teacher’s DVD is available to order from the DCSF Publications Line (details here).
More details on the Know IT All for Teachers website