E safety and Safer Internet Day 2014…

When I went about searching for new information on E safety, and its importance, I came across a website/organisation/campaign which I had never seen or heard about before.

Safer Internet Day 2014 is organised by Insafe, to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world.The campaign’s slogan; Let’s create a better internet together”.

I started to explore the website and I found that it was promoting the campaign through online activities and events which were taking place all over the country. There are many different ways to participate and get involved in the campaign, no matter who you are, what age you are or where you come from. However I decided to focus on the classroom and the resources it had for use in schools…

“This year, we’ve taken a slightly different approach to the SID Involvement Kit for schools. Below you will find a gallery of resources – from across the Insafe network and beyond – to help you celebrate SID in your school. Search by country, language of age to find resources to meet your needs, or just browse the list. (This resource is constantly being updated so please check back regularly for the latest content.)”

The resources include; lesson plans, leaflets, posters, assembly scripts, packs for teachers/parents/schools etc.

When it comes to E Safety, there are many different websites which provide information and activities for people of all age ranges, from children to adults. Here are a few:

  • Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
  • Childnet – “If you were looking for Know IT All for Parents, you have come to the right place”.
  • BBC Stay Safe– The BBC have set us this great site to help you stay safe online. There are video, games and interactive activities to try!
  • Vodafone Parents – You can  read their informative ‘How to’ guides
  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
  • Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
  • Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.

 

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