February 17, 2015
BRAND NEW CEOP RESOURCE: The Thinkuknow Toolkit
On behalf on CEOP and the Thinkuknow Team
We’re delighted to announce the launch of the Thinkuknow Toolkit, with fifteen fun, engaging learning activities based on the 11-13 and 14+ areas of the website.
The Toolkit helps you transform the Thinkuknow website from a reference tool into an interactive resource. With clear practitioner guidance and engaging photocopiable learning materials, each activity gets young people thinking and talking about key issues related to sex, relationships and the internet, delivers safety messages, and encourages them to return to the website in their own time.
Topics include sexting, webcam, using social networks, inappropriate content and chatting with strangers online. Young people ‘speed friend’ fictional characters before finding out who they have really contacted online; debate the rights and wrongs of a media story about a celebrity whose nude selfies were leaked online; and design their own apps to help their peers stay safe.
You can download the Thinkuknow Toolkit now! You’ll find it under the Key Stage 3/4 tab in the Resources section of your online account atwww.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources.
Don’t forget you’ll find plenty more resources for use with children and young people aged 5 to 17, and with parents, at thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers.
July 14, 2014
From our friends at the South West Grid for Learning
Many young adults are now looking forwards to going onto University representing a momentous occasion in their lives, often coupled with leaving home and signifying their first real taste of independence.
The internet will play an integral part in this transition, both in terms of socialising and learning, however some will face online issues such as cyberbullying and trolling, protecting their reputation and their privacy online. Very often, these situations are compounded as the support systems they have relied upon in school are not as readily available to them anymore.
With this in mind, The South West Grid for Learning have created some brand new fact sheets that Universities can adopt and share with their student communities. These are designed to provide some useful tips and links and above all provide some food for thought for students to consider their online behaviour and its consequences.
May 13, 2014
From time to time, links to video clips which are particularly effective and worth sharing with pupils and parents alike, will be posted on this blog.
The link below is to a fun video clip (created by English National Opera) which ably demonstrates how our actions, requests and even terminology used in the ‘online world’ can look very silly and desperate when translated into the ‘real’ world. This clip was shown to P6 and P7 pupils at Milton of Leys Primary yesterday (Mon 12th May’14) and generated much discussion and proved to be more thought provoking than originally expected.
May 13, 2014
In the news this morning…
Is the coming together of four of the UK’s big internet providers to launch a new site, Internet Matters:
This is a useful site designed to provide some support and guidance to parents who are concerned about what their kids are up to whilst online. There are some useful links from within the site which are worth following for even more information.
May 13, 2014
This blog has been inactive recently due to a change of personnel with lead responsibility for E-Safety but will now be regularly updated in a similar way to previous years and building on the excellent work started by Louise Jones.
I would encourage you to subscribe to this blog so that you receive automatic notification of any new posts and are kept in the loop of any key developments in the world of Internet Safety.
Head Teacher, Milton of Leys Primary
November 8, 2013
At this time of year we like to remind schools and groups about the well established annual Safer Internet Day, this day is highlighted in the suggested calendar of Health and Wellbeing initiatives for all Highland schools. The title for this year is ‘Let’s Create a Better Internet Together!’
There are some great looking and free packs from the UK Safer Internet Centre for Safer Internet Day 2014 which takes place on 11 February. Of course, these activities can be delivered on any day that week but it’s great to join in the global awareness events taking place on the 11th. Ideas for lessons and assemblies available here at their dedicated Safer Internet Day webpage
Schools and youth / community groups can also use this as a launch pad for creating their own ideas and activities on becoming confident in the use of digital technology. Further suggestions are on our own Highland page here.
The hash tag for this is #SID2014 if you want to have a search about for ideas and updates globally. Get involved!