Tag Archives: Internet Safety

Keeping yourself safe by closing online websites

It is very easy just to close tabs on a browser when you are finished using a website, however this means the website you are using, may still keep you logged in, and on a shared computer someone may access your data.

it is so easy to close websites, and it should be a routine operation.

Look for your name, or your picture or a ‘log out’ type button, click on it and choose the option to sign out or log off.

the video below shows how simple it is in the first instant to simply close a tab, but then the user goes back and completes the sign out process, in just a few seconds.

Safer Internet Day resources

Safer Internet Day 2020 education packs are out!

We’ve doubled the number of Safer Internet Day supporters in Scotland in two years. But we can do more!

Last year, 42% of teachers involved in the Day said it led to disclosures of potential safeguarding issues online (see attached report). Please join us, and over 140 countries around the world in celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 11th February 2020, or during Cyber Scotland Week.

Access your free education packs here, and please don’t forget to register as a supporter (so we can demonstrate to funders the impact and reach in Scotland

Impact report 2019 2 page

Safe and Empowered: Responding to a Digital Generation programme.

Information around free CLPL opportunities in Online Safety.  (There would be costs for your school in cover and travel if you choose to attend a course))

The programme is about bringing online safety education and approaches up to date and moving to a focus on supporting digital citizenship. The programme is for any educator, any discipline, from early years to 18, across Scotland.

Funded and endorsed by Education Scotland, educators can attend a free one-day training event at venues across Scotland, or can book onto two twilight webinars instead. There are also delivering a programme of focused webinars on key topics. More info and booking here: www.swgfl.org.uk/scotland.

Poster link here

 

 

5Rights Framework for

5Rights takes the existing rights of children and young people (under 18), and articulates them for the digital world. Signatories to the 5Rights framework believe that young people should be supported to access digital technologies creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly.

Education Scotland has signed up to the 5Rights Coalition which champions young people’s digital rights and aims to develop a safe and empowering digital environment for them.

 

Other organisations which have signed up include Unicef, Sky and YoungScot.

 

Find more about the 5Rights framework.

Young Scot 5Rights

 

Sexting, cyberbullying, catfishing, FOMO and digital footprints – these are just some of the topics and issues that the Young Scot 5Rights Youth Commission explored in their 15-month investigation. The 5Rights project looks beyond online safety and protection for young people online, and calls for the realisation of their rights in the digital world just as they are already realised in the offline world. With evidence gathered directly from the likes of Twitter, Facebook, Google, Education Scotland and See Me, as well as from over 2000 young people, the 5Rights Youth Commission published their findings and recommendations to the Scottish Government in their May 2017 report, ‘Our Digital Rights’, on how Scotland can become a nation that realises their rights online.

They are now looking for 15 young people, aged 11-15, from across Scotland to join them in the new Young Scot 5Rights Youth Leadership Group. The new group will spend 12 months investigating how some of their recommendations can be implemented, and create a real impact on how young people’s rights can be supported in the digital world.

Attached is a PDF flyer and digital display with more information about the project; the submission deadline is Friday 13th October 2017. I would be grateful if you could please share this opportunity with any young person between the age of 11-15, and encourage them to be a part of such an innovative and exiting project. To find out more and to apply, please visit http://young.scot/things-to-do/events/edinburgh/join-the-5rights-youth-leadership-group/