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Safeguarding Essentials is here to supply you with help and advice. Our weekly emails, knowledge base and free reports provide the latest policy information, advice on what you need to do for Ofsted, your essential glossary of key online terms and useful articles from our safeguarding and e-safety experts and other teachers tackling the same issues as you.
Digital literacy is not simply maintaining and developing a familiarity with computers, the internet and the possibilities afforded by incorporating ICT – it is more about future proofing learning, keeping teaching accessible and relevant to pupils, and extending and embedding key skills and concepts into pupils lives – both in and out of school.
In the What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Digital Literacy report, find out how to use ICT, the internet and digital devices to enhance learning and also prepare students for a digital future.
This report begins with Ofsted's definition of e-safety, and explains why teachers should be concerned about it, both relating to their own online behaviour, and that of their students. The report includes some useful background statistics, and highlights things that teachers should look out for when it comes to e-safety, including content, contact and conduct issues. The document goes on to clarify the importance of the schools e-safety policy, and how to ensure that your web habits at home don't impact on your reputation at school. The report includes case studies and useful links.
Following the launch of the Friendly WiFi scheme, we are delighted to provide an essential guide for teachers.
Friendly WiFi is the world’s first safe certification standard designed to keep children and young people safe online when they use public WiFi. Friendly WiFi was set up to check that UK venues who offer their guests or customers WiFi, have the right filters in place, to block people from viewing child abuse websites and pornography.
This document gives guidance on helping students understand how Friendly WiFi can protect them and is also a useful tool to share with parents about the scheme.
Social media - interacting with other people online to exchange comments, ideas and innovations - is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of everyone's social life. But should it extend to the workplace, and when boundaries between professional and personal blur, how should we determine what is and is not acceptable? This report provides teachers with an overview of the key issues when it comes to teaching and social media. It clarifies how social media can be a useful educational tool, some useful statistics, safe usage tips and how to avoid being a victim of online abuse. The report includes two case studies and top tips.
If you are looking for ideas for planning your safeguarding or e-safety activities throughout the year, these 2019/20 academic year wall planners are ideal. We have offered suggestions on how the E-safety Support and Safeguarding Essentials resources can be used throughout the year as well as having space for you to insert your own activities. We also highlight some of the key safeguarding and e-safety events throughout the year.
Get started with free safeguarding and e-safety guidance and articles in our regular email updates and special reports.
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