The Bits in the Protect layer help school personnel create policies and procedures for ICT use specific to their school.
Facebook lets teens broadcast every conversation, photo, and thought. But if they're not careful, the whole world could have access. Common Sense Media shows you how to set (link) Facebook's privacy controls and help your kids protect their online identity.
If you use embedded video from You Tube a lot you may find the (link) Safeshare TV gizmo useful. Andy Kirk describes what it is and how to use it on his site. He also has some good tips around ways of using video to engage students.
A recent report (November 2011) from Symantec highlighted that 15% of teachers have experienced cyber-baiting, and 25% of teachers have formed friendships with students via social networks. There has been quite a bit of media attention around the issue, so I thought it would be a good time to highlight some work that NetSafe did last year with a group of educators around some guidelines for the use of blogs and other social media tools.
(link) Enhancing child safety and online technologies:
More schools will be encouraging BYOD (bring your own device) so here are some tips for iPads at school.
The US Federal Trade Commision has released an inforgraphic that visually highlights some of the concerns that parents have around mobile "app" for children.
As part of the latest version (V4) of the (link) NetSafe Kit for School, NetSafe have re-written the policy and use agreement template documents for schools.
There are 3 documents available, A Digital Citizenship policy template, a staff responsible use agreement and a student responsible use agreement.
Each one has been totally re-concieved from our previous version, to take intoi account our definitions for successful digital citizenship, and to enhance the LGP framework within schools.
Joanna Moorhead from the Guardian talks to schools, OFSTED and the Anti-Bullying Alliance about the state of bullying in UK schools, and how one school in particular, Passmore academy is dealing with it.
US School Districts dealing with technology in school and both ends of the spectrum - lock it down - frredom of speech.
Changes to the copyright laws in September, have left internet account holders responsible for any infringing file sharing that occurs on their internet connection. But how do you know what sort of traffic has been registered to your account?