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E-Safety Training For Schools
by Simon Billington - Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 11:03 AM
 

E-Safety Training for schools - 10th November 2015

Working in partnership with South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and Welsh Government (WG) we are hosting a number of E-Safety training events specifically targeted at schools.  The first, for schools leaders, will give a general update on...

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Safety Tools for Online Services
by Simon Billington - Tuesday, 15 July 2014, 9:49 AM
 

Safety Tools for Online Services

Most online services offer some safety features that can help you manage access to age-inappropriate content, report concerns or protect privacy.

It is a good idea to think about the sites and services children use, and check out which features these sites have that might be helpful. Talk to children and make sure they know how to use the tools on the sites and services they use.

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services

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Data Protection - Information for Schools
by Simon Billington - Thursday, 3 July 2014, 3:59 PM
 

Information rights video for schools

The ICO have produced a video aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, school business managers and school governors. It discusses both data protection and freedom of information, focusing on the areas that are the most relevant for schools.

It includes key points covering the data protection principles, fair processing, security, disposal, policies, subject access requests, sharing, websites, photographs, CCTV, training, publication schemes, and responding to a FOI request.

http://ico.org.uk/for_organisations/sector_guides/education

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Safer Internet Day
by Simon Billington - Thursday, 12 December 2013, 10:10 AM
 

Safer Internet Day 2014

Let’s create a better internet together

Safer Internet Day 2014 will take place on 11th February 2014, with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'.

The day offers the opportunity to focus on both the creative things that children and young people are doing online, as well as the role and responsibility that all stakeholders have in helping to create a better internet.

Safer Internet Day Resources

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Primary IT Skills Framework
by Simon Billington - Thursday, 5 December 2013, 10:49 AM
 

Primary IT Skills Framework

This framework was developed by Wrexham ICT Advisory Team in partnership with teachers from Wrexham schools.  The aim of the framework is to identify the IT skills that pupils will need and to show the development of those skills from Foundation Phase through to the end of Key Stage 2.

Skills Framework

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Facebook Guide for Educators
by Simon Billington - Monday, 30 September 2013, 11:21 AM
 

Facebook Guide for Educators

Today’s young people were born into a digital world. They are connecting, sharing and learning through the latest advances in technology. This is creating a vibrant world full of interactivity and learning, where young people make new things and connect in ways that enrich their lives in the classroom and in their communities.

This guide will help schools and educators understand how young people are using Facebook and also support them as part of a wider understanding in the use of Social Media in schools.

FACEBOOK FOR EDUCATORS

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E-Safety Resources
by Simon Billington - Friday, 21 June 2013, 9:42 AM
 

E-Safety Resources for Schools

South West Grid for Learning have been creating great eSafety resources for a number of years.  Their 360 Degree Safe tool particularly is very good at helping schools see where they are in relation to eSafety policy and practice.

They have recently updated their Curriculum resources too which are well worth a look.

http://www.swgfl.org.uk/safe

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Digital Parenting
by Simon Billington - Thursday, 20 December 2012, 3:09 PM
 

Digital Parenting

Vodafone have just released their second edition of Digital Parenting, some useful tips for parents and schools alike!

Digital Parenting