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360 Degree Safe Self Review Tool

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Currently we cover eSafety in Year 7 both in GEP and ICT.  We use the Child Exploitation and Online Protection resources amongst others on the thinkyouknow website.  We collate and update CEOP with a questionnaire we give the students and the number of students trained each year.  See Kerry Turner’s Year 7 ICT blog for more detail and excellent videos.

The 360 degree safe self review tool is currently available free of charge and is intended to help schools review their eSafety policy and practice, providing:

  • Management information and stimulus that can influence the production or review of eSafety policies and develop good practice.
  • A process for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunities for commitment and involvement from the whole school.
  • A continuum for schools to discuss how they might move from a basic level provision for eSafety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.

Benefits of the online tool

Use of the online tool allows:

  • Collaborative online use.
  • Immediate feedback as to the suggested actions required to move from one level to the next.
  • Users to log sources of evidence, comments and action points.
  • Users to compile and print a wide range of reports.
  • An opportunity to easily compare/benchmark your responses with other users of the online tool.

Using the 360 degree tool might further improve our eSafety good practice?


Written by sammi

January 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

My First Voicethread for Classroom use

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internet safety poster voicethread

I prepared this Voicethread for a Year 7 lesson in Internet Safety, the outcome of which is to produce a Glogster poster to keep by the student’s home computer.  An extension task for this would be to add some other media e.g. video or audio.

This is an excerpt from our Director of ICT’s eLearning Bulletin:

VoiceThread is an online medium which can hold almost any type of media (images, documents ( PDF’s) and videos) and it allows students to comment in 5 different ways – using voice (with a microphone), text, (which students type in directly) an audio file, or video (with a webcam). A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared.

Here are some excellent Voicethread Instructions thanks to Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano for these found in Creative Commons.

Written by sammi

April 26, 2010 at 10:41 am

Internet Safety

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Child Education and Online Protection

Child Education and Online Protection

Last year I undertook half a day’s training at the CEOP HQ in London.  This entitles me to download and use the CEOP resources to train the boys at school.  I have an idea to extend this training to the boys’ parents maybe during the first “get to know you” parents’ evening for Year 7? 

It could even be extended further for the school to provide a “public benefit” to some local primary and secondary schools.

Written by sammi

April 23, 2010 at 12:19 pm