February 25, 2013
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP) have teamed up with Microsoft again and today launched a new App to promote their support and resources for children, young people, parents and carers. It’s free and downloadable from the Windows App store. The full press release is here
This is another great addition to the ways in which CEOP is being promoted. They have a number of social media, browser plug-ins and networking site profiles now including Youtube Facebook Twitter Firefox Plug In Google Chrome In Scottish Schools we have access to the digital network Glow and each school can add a Glow CEOP tile so that it’s there ready for them to explore as soon as they login. The main website www.thinkuknow.co.uk is still the place to go for all of their key resources, it ‘s great to see CEOP doing all they can to promote their support for creating safer online communities.
February 6, 2013
WithScotland are a national resource for the benefit of everyone in Scotland involved in protecting children and young people. The Multi-Agency Resource Service (MARS) and the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN) joined forces and are developing stronger connections between child, adult and public protection.
To support Safer Internet Day which took place on the 5th February 2013 they published some useful information and articles on their website which aim to help children and young people keep themselves safe in a digital world.
Link here http://withscotland.org/messages/internet-safety-day
February 5, 2013
Today is Safer Internet Day and many Highland Schools are using this as an opportunity to remind everyone in the school (not just pupils!) of the importance of being safe online. Some of the key agencies have launched some new resources to mark the day, CEOP in particular have launched two new videos. You can view them here on their excellent education website www.thinkuknow.co.uk by logging in or you can hop over to their youtube channel, available here.
Whilst it’s a great opportunity to raise the profile of the work going on to promote safer online worlds for children and young people, it’s important to recognise that this work and approach needs to take place throughout the year and across the curriculum in schools and at home. It’s a great way to continually reinforce messages such as not sharing passwords and thinking about the content you place online and how everyone has a part to play in creating safer online spaces.