Category: CRIS

Webinar catch up. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

Webinar recording from Friday 26th  February 1300-1330. Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

All childcare providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital technology it is increasingly important that you protect data (on children, staff and families), finances and also the integrity of any digital systems you use, including email, communication channels and databases.

There are a handful of steps you can take to minimise the potentially costly and disruptive effect of a cyber incident, and better safeguard the children in your care, as well as your business’s finances and reputation. This short seminar is for anyone working in childcare in Scotland. It is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (www.ncsc.gov.uk), and supported by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, as part of CyberScotland Week. It will provide you with advice and steps you can take to minimise the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack on your setting, and information about where to get help and advice if you need it.

 

Your feedback can inform our next steps for how we can best work with you to build cyber resilience. If you would like to provide any feedback or share any comments/questions on this session, please share your feedback here before 12th March.

 

7 Quick Wins: Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety Workshop

This session aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety (CRIS) learning and teaching within our curriculum. It will explore engaging contexts, quality lessons and effective assessment of CRIS for your setting. The session will highlight the CRIS content available on this blog and allow practitioners to share their ideas and examples as a group.

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26 Feb, 1300 – 1330 Early Learning & Childcare Practitioner webinar with NCSC: Cyber Security for Childcare providers: why it matters and top tips.

Friday 26th  February 1300-1330

All childcare providers want to create a safe and secure environment for the children in your care. As we become ever more reliant on digital technology it is increasingly important that you protect data (on children, staff and families), finances and also the integrity of any digital systems you use, including email, communication channels and databases.

There are a handful of steps you can take to minimise the potentially costly and disruptive effect of a cyber incident, and better safeguard the children in your care, as well as your business’s finances and reputation. This short seminar is for anyone working in childcare in Scotland. It is run by the National Cyber Security Centre (www.ncsc.gov.uk), and supported by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, as part of CyberScotland Week. It will provide you with advice and steps you can take to minimise the likelihood and impact of a cyber attack on your setting, and information about where to get help and advice if you need it.

The session will be interactive, but will also be recorded and made available for a period of time for reference.

Join us here

 

25 Feb, 16:00 – 17:00 Implementing Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Education

Learners need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Teachers need resources to keep up with today’s fast-changing media and technology landscape. Common Sense Education has a free Digital Citizenship Curriculum that offers a whole-community approach to media balance and well-being. The resources support teachers and prepare learners to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create and participate in the digital world. The curriculum is guided by the research of Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and addresses current issues students face, including cyberbullying, online privacy, hate speech, news literacy, and more. The resources include real-life scenarios, new videos, and engaging activities that help students explore complex topics.

Register here

Run your own CRIS event

We have created this pack to support you in running your own Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety event. It contains information to support you when discussing different areas of CRIS (no one knows everything!) and provides activities to engage young people and adults to share their experiences of the online world.

If you do deliver your own CRIS event – please share your story with us here.

6. Information Literacy and CRIS

What is information literacy?
“The ability to think critically and make balanced judgements about any information we find and use. It empowers us as citizens to reach and express informed views and to engage fully with society.”
CILIP Information Literacy Group

Why should I teach information literacy?

Almost three-quarters of young people say social media is an important source of news to them – although there is growing awareness of its trustworthiness only around a third of young people will question what they read. (Ofcom, 2019)

What can I do?

Educators have responsibility to teach digital literacy, as part of the Technologies curriculum:

  • Searching, processing and managing information responsibly, TCH x-02a
  • Cyber resilience and internet safety, TCH x-03a

and the literacy and English curriculum:

  • Recognise the difference between fact and opinion and progressing to evaluative comments about relevance reliability and credibility with appropriate justification, LIT x-18a

That’s why we’ve developed this page to support you as you teach more effective searching, increased awareness of platforms, and the ability to recognise the difference between fact and opinion. We believe it’s increasingly important that we educate children and young people about how the web works and how the information on it is created and manipulated. As learners increase their knowledge and understanding of the web and online platforms, they should be encouraged to apply the critical thinking skills they have learned in literacy lessons – leading to a healthier, happier and smarter online experience.

Who can help?
Hopefully we can. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch on twitter @DigiLearnScot.

Information literacy is also a key role of school librarians and they are always willing to support learning about it. Find out more about how school librarians can support information literacy learning. The literacy and English curricular team at Education Scotland have more on their national Professional Learning Community site:

Vibrant Libraries, Thriving Schools national strategy (sharepoint.com)

Information, Digital Literacy & Digital Creativity (sharepoint.com)

Spotting Fake News

In this blog post below, learners watched a ‘news story’ and, after evaluating it, wrote their response and justification on the blog page below.

Watch video with your own learners and see if they agree with the learners from Falkirk:

 

True story or fake news? | Falkirk Pupil Digital Leaders (glowscotland.org.uk)

This is an example of using digital literacy (blogs) to engage learners.

Digital Media Literacy by GCF Global

This site has lots of free lessons and resources, including this series of lessons on how to interpret and evaluate information online. The lessons are progressive, relevant and each one comes with activities that are easy to adapt for your learners’ needs.

Digiduck

The Detective Digiduck story and resources from Childnet, and author Lindsay Buck, are a great introduction to CRIS and information literacy. In this story Digiduck finds that not everything on the internet can be trusted and that you need to check the reliability of it from a range of sources.

Read the story, listen to the author read it, and access resources here: Detective Digiduck! – Childnet

Younger learners

Fact or fake – BBC Bitesize

This site has lots of information, videos and activities to support you develop your learners’ understanding of what fake news is and how it affects us.

All ages

National Literacy Trust

The NLT has a  fake news and critical literacy resources page with cross-curricular resources for learners of all ages.

They also have their Words for Life page that explains what fake news is, how to spot it and links to The Guardian NewsWise content and has a section on child-friendly news sites: Child-friendly news | NewsWise | The Guardian

All ages

YouTube | Moving Image Education

Moving Image Education has lots of resources and information to support you teach film literacy, including this activity that supports learners evaluate and analyse YouTube content. Let the learners lead the learning by selecting their own video and then analysing it with this scaffolded activity.

Older learners (YouTube appropriate)

Making Sense of Media

Ofcom hosts this site which contains information about media literacy – what it is and how to teach it – alongside reports that explain how, what and why children and young people are accessing media. Read the latest research on the impact of covid on children’s media lives here.

For educators

24 Feb, 1600 – 1700 Early Level Practitioner CRIS Campfire Chat

Wednesday 24th  February 1600-1700

Join our informal ‘campfire chat’ to find out why it is never to early to start the discussions around Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety.

This event takes place in Microsoft Teams within Glow. You will require a glow login to join.  

As part of Cyber Scotland Week , join us with other practitioners working with young learners at the early level to

– find out how you can begin the discussions around Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety, the resources that are available to support the discussions and practical activity suggestions

– share how you are embedding Cyber Resilience & Internet Safety at the early level through play

We will also discuss the Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety from Digital Schools Awards Scotland. This stand-alone badge is available to all ELC/schools that demonstrate a strategic approach to cyber resilience and internet safety.

Join us here

 

23 Feb, 1600 – 1700 Supporting children & young people to safely navigate their online lives.

Tuesday 23rd February 1600-1700

You will require a glow login for this webinar.

Staying informed, watching videos, gaming, connecting? What are children & young people doing online and how can we best support them?

The internet has opened up new ways for children and young people to share, connect, chat and friend. Many of these activities are normal and a natural part of growing up, especially for teenagers.

Children & young people themselves have not changed, curiosity about relationships and sex remains the same, but access to the internet has changed the way young people communicate and explore these. Although much of this now happens online, the support and advice which keeps children safe ‘in real life’ will keep them safer online too.

Join us as part of Cyber Scotland Week in this informative webinar to find out what resources exist and where you can access them to support the children and young people you work with.

 

25 Feb, 1230 – 1300 – What is Thinkuknow?

Thursday 25th  February 1230-1300

Join us on our DigiLearnScot twitter channel, as part of Cyber Scotland Week to find out all about Thinkuknow, the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.

An informative video will be shared via a tweet at 1230 followed by an opportunity to ask questions/share how you are using the resources with the learners you work with, in the replies using hashtag #digilearnscotCSW

No registration required – drop in when you can!

 

Join us here

 

Digital Schools Award (Scotland) – CRIS badge

Special Recognition for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety

The Special Recognition Badge for Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety is designed to provide education professionals with the resources and support required to help pupils safely navigate the digital world.

This stand-alone badge will be available to all schools that demonstrate a strategic approach to cyber resilience and internet safety.

Sign up here