Microsoft at Child Internet Safety Summit - July 3rd, London

Microsoft was at last week’s Child Internet Safety Summit – spreading a vital mantra that the Internet could be so much safer if people simply made use of the protections already available. But are parents listening or are the dangers simply evolving too fast? Mike Anderiesz reports. Microsoft at Child Internet Safety Summit – July…


Safety Internet Day - raising awareness with the BBC and CEOP

The BBC’s Share Take Care campaign is part of its commitment to media literacy and online safety for young people. Working in partnership with The UK Safer Internet Centre to support Safer Internet Day (SID), (tweet #SID2012) the BBC’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the issues around safeguarding reputation online. Helping to raise awareness,…

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Safety online–how much do you parents know?

With technology continuing to grow and the fact that children and young adults use the internet everyday, whether it be in the classroom, at home getting their homework done before dinner or chatting to their mates whilst playing the latest game, the question has to be asked, do they know and understand their children’ online…

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Social Media...in Education

As always, Microsoft education team like to share some of the great projects our partners have developed. In a fast growing internet world, what actions can teachers take to ensure their students stay safe whilst learning? We asked Ergo Computing to share their thoughts on how to get around how students can still use social…

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What you don’t see is what you get–running a broadband consortia

I’m meeting up with the South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) later this week. It seems like being a Regional Broadband Consortia is a pretty tough gig these days, what with the DfE cutting the capital budgets in the Harnessing Technology Grant, and some people misunderstanding that all they do is provide an (expensive) basic…

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Internet Safety – how to get support in school

Last week I wrote about some of the resources available if you’re running any kind of Internet safety teaching your school. And I mentioned that on we had 100 volunteers out in schools on European Safer Internet Day, delivering training for pupils, parents and staff. And that over the last year the volunteers had trained…

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Ofsted report The safe use of new technologies

According to the BBC News this morning: Blocking pupils’ access to unsuitable websites does not encourage them to take responsibility for their safety online, Ofsted inspectors say. "Managed" online systems were more successful than "locked" ones at safeguarding pupils’ safety, they said. In a report, Ofsted said the area most in need of improvement was…

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Today is Safer Internet Day

If you switched on the radio this morning, you’ll have heard Jim Gamble from CEOP, and know that it’s European Safer Internet Day today. As I mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago, we have been supporting schools, parents and young people in a variety of different ways. Today, we have lots of…

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Safer Internet Day – 9th Feb 2010 – Resources to help prepare

European Safer Internet Day is coming up very soon – it’s two weeks today – and a wide range of organisations are encouraging all schools to run an activity to link in to the event. Whether that’s an assembly, a message in the school newsletter or a parents talk, there are a pile of resources…

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