Click here to get details of the Education Packs for Schools for Safer Internet Day 2016. There are three packs: Primary (ages 3-11), Secondary (ages 11-19) and a pack for parents and carers. The packs are designed to help schools and organisations working with young people to plan and celebrate Safer Internet Day, 9 February 2016, under the theme ‘Play your part for a better internet’. Each pack contains a lesson plan, an assembly script, posters, drama activities and video content from SID TV. You can download the packs from the UK safer Internet Centre website by clicking on this link.
Child Internet Safety conference: Leading challenges, effective responses and strategies for minimizing risk online Wednesday 28 October 2015 in Edinburgh
This event seeks to provide an opportunity for colleagues from schools, local authorities and the third sector to hear about how to strike the right balance between keeping children safe online and ensuring they become highly competent, confident and responsible digital citizens.
Featuring a range of expert speakers, this one-day training conference will comprise three core strands covering:
Cyber bullying and Sexting
◾ The dangers and impact of these leading challenges to child online safety in Scotland
◾Effective responses and strategies for minimizing the risks
E-safety in Scotland’s schools
◾ Embedding online safety into the Curriculum for Excellence and promoting a whole school approach to responsible use
◾ Reviewing and improving e-safety provision in Scottish schools using the 360 degree safe self-assessment tool (developed by South West Grid for Learning and rolled out by Education Scotland last year)
Partnership working on e-safety
◾ Developing collaborative strengths-based approaches
◾ The benefits of engaging with a range of groups to promote child online safety – creating a better, safer internet together
• Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot
• Brian Donnelly, Director, respectme
• Professor Andy Phippen, Plymouth University
• Heather Smith, Principal Officer – Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council
• Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant with South West Grid for Learning
• Plus, representatives from the Scottish Parent Teacher Council
Find out more, and register to attend, at the link below:
Childnet Digital Leaders Programme for UK High Schools provides a series of activities to support learners aged 11-18 in UK high schools become champions for digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and to educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.
This youth leadership programme offers pupils structured training and ongoing support from Childnet’s expert team, helping make e-safety learning fun and effective and helping schools work towards an outstanding whole school community approach to e-safety.
To find out more and request a school information pack high schools just simply send an email to email@example.com .
E-Safety – a New Curriculum? – an example from Rebecca Stacey, a headteacher in a primary school in Cumbria, of how e-safety is tackled at each stage in her primary school, with resources and activities matched to each stage, and suggestions for incorporating e-safety teaching into other areas of the curriculum. As well as the description there is a downloadable document here: http://www.digitalclassrooms.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Internet-Safety-through-the-Year-Groups.pdf
Think U Know from CEOP provides a host of materials for all, with categories with specific advice, tips, activities and resources for different age-groups of children and young people, as well as for parents/carers and educators. It’s a go-to site for all in the UK who wish to get up to date information about all aspects of using online tools and services, social media and mobile devices. And it’s where you can not only seek advice but you can also report a concern.
Being Smart Online has shared a video “Steering Clear of Cyber tricks” which highlights some of the ways people can be tricked online, and some tips to avoid being taken in by these tricks. So if you’ve seen messages like “Win a mobile device!” or “Bad luck if you don’t pass this on to 10 friends” or “Play this game to win” – then how do you know which things you can trust, how can you work out which links are scams, and what can you do?
There were 54 entries, involving 250 children and young people, from 12 establishments from all parts of the Central E-Safety Partnership area covering Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling council areas. In the 8-11-year-old category there were 29 entries involving 168 children; and in the 12-15-year-old category there were 25 entries involving 82 young people.
Entrants were asked to write a song or rap to help deliver a strong e-safety message and promote positive uses of technology in order to help celebrate great uses of the Internet and mobile technology, and promote tips for keeping safe online and in using mobile devices.
Entries came in several forms – whatever was easiest for the entrants to ensure there were no barriers to creativity of participants – including videos shared via online video streaming sites, some sent by email in mobile device video format, some as plain text, some as mp3 audio files and some using music notation software.
The judging panel thoroughly enjoyed the process of selecting the winning entries. All entries displayed creativity and a clear understanding of the messages being conveyed.
Winner in 12-15 age category
Braes High School, Falkirk – Lucy Ferguson, Alana MacKay, Lauren Miller, Jenna Riach with song entitled “Alone”
Teacher: Anne Patterson, Principal Teacher Information Technology
Runner-up in 12-15 age category
Denny High School, Falkirk – Jack Kellett, Jonathan Craig, Ryan Innes, Joshua MacDonald, Conall Grant, Gordon Macaloney, Eldon Tayag, Ross Forshaw
Teacher: Stacey Maitland
Joint Winners in 8-11 age category
East Plean Primary School, Stirling – Amber Currie and Laura Livingston with song entitled “Online Safety Song”
Teacher: Mark Hill
St Serf’s Primary School, Clackmannanshire – whole class P5 with song entitled “Stay Safe Online”
Teacher: Miss Alison Bain
Runner-Up – 8-11 age category
Killearn Primary School – Let You Know – Rosie Whyte, Ciara Finn and Emma Wilkes
Teacher: Ali McLean
Congratulations to all winners!
All who entered are thanked for giving of their talents and time – the judges were impressed by the quality of entries. All qualifying entries will be shared on this online space over time.
Fiona McLeod MSP, in her role as acting Minister for Children & Young People for The Scottish Government, presented the prizes to the winning pupils at a ceremony on 19 June 2015.
Thanks are accorded to the following for kindly providing prizes for winners:
RM Education Ltd www.rm.com
Haydock Music www.haydockmusic.co.uk
Stirling Council www.stirling.gov.uk
Misco UK Limited www.misco.co.uk
Choices for Life (Police Scotland and Young Scot) http://young.scot/choices-for-life/
Cineworld Falkirk http://www2.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/Falkirk
Rock the Talk Youth Music Project supported by Falkirk Council’s Community Learning & Development Service https://www.facebook.com/rockthetalkmusic
Write a song or rap to help deliver a strong e-safety message and promote positive uses of technology
Help celebrate great uses of the Internet and mobile technology, and promote tips for keeping safe online and in using mobile devices.
You can find e-safety advice and guides here which might help choose the messages you wish to include in your song or rap:
Who can enter
Children and young people who live in the Forth Valley area or who attend schools within the Forth Valley E-safety partnership area (Clackmannan Council, Falkirk Council and Stirling Council areas) in the following categories:
Entries can be from individuals or groups of children and young people – in the event of the group being of different ages the entry must be in the category for the eldest member of the group.
How to enter
What’s most important is the message and not the medium. Entries can be in whatever form is easiest for you. Entries can be in written form such as sheet music style (to include words and melody, text and music notation), or an audio recording, or a video recording (though images must not include faces).
Send your entry (or a link to your entry if stored online elsewhere) via email to CEP@glowmail.org.uk. This may be a link to the audio or video hosted elsewhere such as SoundCloud or YouTube. Make sure you include details of the names of who created the song or rap, the age category, and where you’re from (school name or area in the Forth Valley area).
What you’ll win
Winning songs will be recorded by Rock the Talk. Winners will also get to meet local “The Voice” television show singer Stevie McCrorie. And there will be other exciting prizes.
Deadline for entries
Launch is Safer Internet Day 2015 on February 10 with deadline for entries being received being 31 March 2015
How your song will be judged
After the deadline the judging panel will select a winner in each category and all entrants will be advised of the outcome of the judging process.
How your song will be shared after the deadline
All songs which meet the criteria of promoting positive uses of the Internet and delivering an e-safety message will be shared in a public online space and will include the names of the writers and their school/area
Terms and conditions
- All entries must be received no later than the closing date of 31 March 2015.
- All entrants must be living in the Forth Valley area or from schools within the Forth Valley e-safety Partnership area (Clackmannan Council, Falkirk Council, and Stirling Council areas).
- Material submitted must be the original work of the children or young people entering the competition, should not have been previously entered in any competition and should not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of third parties.
- Songs may be written by groups of children or young people working collaboratively and must be entered in the category of the eldest child/young person in the group.
- Entries must include the names of all those who wrote the song, the category in which they are entering, the name of their school (or location area), and the full text of the song lyrics.
- Winning entries will be posted online following the outcome of the judging process. All songs which meet the criteria of promoting positive uses of the Internet and delivering an e-safety message will be shared in a public online space and will include the names of the writers and their school/area
- Entrants should keep a copy of their songs as entered material will not be returned.
- By entering the competition entrants accept the terms and conditions and agree that entries may be used by the Forth Valley e-safety Partnership for promotional purposes at no cost, which will include placing them online and promoting via various avenues. The rights and ownership of the songs will remain with the writers.
This competition is promoted by the Central E-Safety Partnership which covers the Forth Valley area of central Scotland.
Click on the following link to download the poster in Word format: EsafetyCompetitionPoster2015
Click on the following link to download the poster in pdf format