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WMnet supports West Midlands Councils, schools and all organisations working with children meet their statutory obligations to have clearly articulated policies on e-safety.

Choose from the E-safety Self Review Framework or the E-safety Pledge as a starting point to develop your e-safety provision.

 
E-Safety Self Review
     
 

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The WMnet E-safety framework is a tool which enables schools to assess and benchmark their adoption of good e-safety practice across all e-learning activities. 
 

It enables schools to:
- identify where they are
- identify the practical steps they can take to improve their E-safety provision and procedures
 
This will enable the school, staff and pupils to benefit from the full range of e-learning opportunities available to them in a safe and informed manner.
 
     
Teaching Resources
     
 

Keeping Myself e-Safe
E-safety resources for KS2 and KS3

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E-safety resources for KS2 and KS3

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WMnet E-safety poster (online) 

WMnet E-safety poster (printable)

WMnet E-safety Poster (low ink)

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Think U Know
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8-10
5-7
Teachers

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Childnet's resources

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6-8 year old children from Ormesby Primary School perform a powerful e-safety message

Be Safe e-Safe
A video produced for young people, by young people to highlight the risks associated with Social Networking sites

CBBC Safe surfing

E-safety games
North West Learning Grid

Information Literacy materials
Learning Teaching Scotland

Safe Searching
Safe limited Google search
Ask Jeeves for kids
Yahooligans

Safe Images
WMnet has compiled a list of sources of safe copyright free images

 
     
Report Abuse
     
 

CEOP's 'Report Abuse' service.

 
     
E-Safety Pledge
     
 

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The WMnet E-safety Pledge invites your school community to make a pledge to take responsibility to support, uphold and promote e-safety in your school.  Click here to get started.

 
     
News & Events
     
 

SAFER INTERNET DAY – February 8th 2011

safer Internet centreSafer Internet Day 2011, celebrated in over 65 countries worldwide, is being marked by a series of events across the UK to raise awareness of the importance of safety online.

The UK Safer Internet Centre, working in collaboration with a range of partners including schools, government and the internet industry such as Facebook and Microsoft, is leading activities by convening a Young People’s Symposium and hosting a 12 hour Safer Internet radio programme.

This year’s theme is ‘virtual lives – it’s more than a game it’s your life’, and includes messages for parents and young people to recognise that internet safety also applies to gaming.

The Symposium is taking place at Microsoft’s London offices where forty 15 – 18 year olds from across the UK will be inspired to think creatively about the internet safety needs of their age group, pitching their ideas for communicating their chosen key safety messages to their peers, to a panel of experts.

For the first time, Safer Internet Day is also organising a 12 hour interactive radio programme, bringing together a range of speakers including Facebook’s Lord Richard Allan and Professor Tanya Byron. Listeners can dial in live to ask questions to different experts.

The UK Safer Internet Centre is part of a Europe-wide initiative funded by the European Commission. As a consortium of partners it raises awareness amongst children, their parents and carers about online safety issues. The UK Safe Internet Centre provides a broad range of tools and tips for children, parents, carers and teachers on how to use the internet safely and responsibly.

Safer Internet Day, now in its 8th year, recognises the importance of the internet in the lives of children and young people, and helps ensure that they and those that support children, parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, know how to get the most out of the internet and use it safely and responsibly.

When: Tuesday February 8th 2011

For press enquiries, interview requests and filming opportunities please contact saferinternet@arpartners.com or call:

Josephine Meijer: 020 3047 2333
Emma Dennis: 020 3047 2076
Rishi Bhattacharya: 020 3047 2361

 
     
CPD
     
 

Parent Presentation for Teachers in West Midlands schools
If you are responsible for delivering parents evening in your school and need some guidance, the listed person in your LA will be able to offer you a training session and the full resource for free.

Beyond the e-safety net - National Strategies online course
For teachers and subject leaders who deliver the ICT POS for KS3 & 4.  May also be useful for school network managers and technicians, school leadership teams and those who work with parents and carers to support e-safety.

Teacher’s TV materials:
KS3/4 ICT - Online Safety
Secondary ICT - Web Literacy
Teacher support information

Alan November resources to help teachers prepare their pupils to be information literate.

The Illinois Maths and science Academy 21st Century Information Fluency materials - suitable for older students and staff.

Plagiarism Awareness Teaching Materials for Secondary Schools. From JISC Netskills - use with staff or students to help raise awareness of plagiarism and how it can be avoided.

 
     
Organisations
     
 

Becta
http://www.becta.org.uk/

CEOP
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
http://www.ceop.gov.uk/

Childnet
http://www.childnet-int.org/

 
     
Documents
     
 

Reports

Safer children in a digital world: The Byron Review - a brief summary

Ofsted - Schools self evaluation - A response to the Byron review


Policies

Becta: AUPs in Context
Becta - AUPs in context: Establishing safe and responsible online behaviours

WMnet Acceptable use policy guidance

Kent Education and their useful document Safer Practice with Technology

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) and their E-safety Policy Guidance and E-safety Self Review Framework

London Grid for Learning (LGfL)


Guidance

WMnet:
E-safety advice for Parents 

Becta:
E-safety for schools 

Safeguarding children in a digital world: Developing an LSCB e-safety strategy

E-safety for local authorities

Safeguarding children online - a guide for school leaders 

Signposts to safety: Teaching e-safety at Key Stages 1 and 2 

Signposts to safety: Teaching e-safety at Key Stages 3 and 4

Good practice in information handling in schools - Data handling security guidance for schools

DCSF:
Safe to Learn: Embedding Anti-Bullying Work in Schools - Cyberbullying 

Cyberbullying guidance - summary leaflet

Cyberbullying: supporting school staff

QCA:
Safe and Sound Online - A KS3 Case study from QCA

 

 
     
E-Safety Quiz
     
 

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Take the e-safety quiz for parents by clicking on the image above

 
     
 
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