A seperate specialist short life working group was convened in Highland to develop Cyberbullying Guidance which has now been released.
The group included:
- The Highland Council, Education, Culture and Sport Service
- The Highland Council Youth Convener
- NHS Highland
- Northern Constabulary
- Parent Representatives from Primary and Secondary Sector
- Teacher Representatives from LNCT and Primary and Secondary Sector
- Legal Services
- IS Client (Internet Services for The Highland Council)
- Child Protection Committee
The Highland E-Safety Group has endorsed the Childnet / Digizen Cyberbullying resources for use in Highland Schools, there is a video clip and lesson plans that have been piloted in both Primary and Secondary schools and have found to be excellent materials used in the right climate / context.
The Highland Cyberbullying Guidance was inspired by ‘Cyberbullying – A Whole School Community Issue’, Department for Children, Schools and Families 2007, a publication written by Childnet International. We would like to acknowledge the creators of the DCSF document and thank them for their advice and providing direction for our work.
There is also an interactive game that can be played online where you can customise you character. You can locate the resources here. If you use the resource please let us know how you found it and the context that you used it in. Please do remember the benefits of being online and encourage pupils to explore discuss tips and ways about how to keep and safe online and be a responsible digital citizen.
Here’s the slides from a recent workshop we ran at the Highland Youth Voice Conference, you are welcome to download them by going direct to Slideshare.