School improvement through the effective use of technology with the Self-review Framework.
The Self-review Framework (SRF) provides a structure for reviewing your school’s use of technology and its impact on school improvement. It is designed to help you review your use of technology in a structured way, which will in turn help inform your overall school improvement strategy and plans. Additionally, because the SRF compliments the inspection frameworks, its use can provide compelling evidence in support of your school’s inspection profile. A powerful tool packed with guidance will help you develop a strong vision and map a course for the future. The SRF has been recently revised to ensure that it is fully up to date and relevant with changes in quality standards, practices and use of technology in particular to take full account of best practice in e-safeguarding, which is a key concern for all schools. Sign up now for immediate access at www.naacesrf.com
e-safe Education is a unique ICT Monitoring Service designed to eliminate the operational burden and legal risk for schools and colleges involved in monitoring IT use by utilising a team of forensic experts and child protection specialists to review all incidents in context and escalate as appropriate; freeing up time for school staff to focus on intervention.
The e-safe Monitoring Service employs sophisticated image and word/phrase detection technology to monitor on-line and off-line ICT behaviour and material. It allows schools and colleges to safely open up application, communication and Internet resources and give young people the opportunity to develop responsible ICT skills.
Devised and delivered by e-safe Systems, the unique Service provides a simple and effective way to help schools and colleges follow Ofsted’s e-safety directives and move away from locked down, restricted ICT systems while at the same time ensuring a safe environment that meets Acceptable Use Policy.
The e-safe Service currently safeguards in excess of 500,000 students and staff in the UK, in addition to schools in Australia and the Middle East.
Friendly WiFi is the world’s first Government supported public WiFi accreditation scheme. Friendly WiFi is designed to protect children and young people online. Parents, teachers and children should look out for the Friendly WiFi symbol on the high street. The Friendly WiFi symbol identifies UK venues that have had their WiFi independently verified to ensure that access to porn and child abuse websites and images are blocked.
Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation to help parents keep their children safe online. Founded by the four biggest ISPs in the UK (BT, Sky, TalkTalk and VirginMedia) and supported by leading experts, we’ve developed an online portal specifically designed for parents to access simple, easy and practical advice so that you can make confident, informed choices when it comes to children’s online safety.
As a parent, there are three things you can do to address this important issue:
Learn about it
We offer information about many of the issues and technologies that children may come across online. From social networking to cyberbullying, we’ll provide access to the most relevant resources.
Talk about it
Research tells us that the most successful way to keep children safe online it so talk about it. Internet Matters has practical tips about how to start and continue those conversations with children.
Deal with it
We can help with practical suggestions about how to take preventative measures but also what to do if your family needs help and support on a specific issue.
For more, head to internetmatters.org
Tootoot is the first safeguarding application for Primary and Secondary Schools, which allows your pupils to report incidents of Bullying, Sexism, Racism, Extremism, Mental Health and Homophobic issues and other worries - in a safe and confident way - directly to your school.Giving pupils a voice
tootoot is 6x more effective than face-to-face reporting. Both Primary and Secondary school pupils can report directly to their school anytime and on any device, including mobile phones, tablets, ipad’s, laptops and computers.Changing culture within school
Once embedded into a school tootoot can reduce safeguarding related non attendance by as much as 39% in some schools. tootoot changes the way in which pupils think and act towards one another, creating a safe environment in which pupils can learn. tootoot also encourages those who feel vulnerable or who are less confident to speak out – changing a negative reporting culture within a school to a positive one.Live Data
Tootoot’s dashboard provides real-time, on demand data at the click of a button for Senior Leadership Teams, Governor’s and Ofsted. All of tootoot's features work together and provide your school with the evidence required to help tick many of the boxes outlined in Ofsted's general framework.
eCadets is the UK's premier pupil-led, peer-to-peer online safety programme.
It's is multi-award winning and has been delivering gold standard in pupil-led esafety since 2013.
Their tried and tested structure is recognised nationally for its true innovation in empowering pupils (3-18s).
More than 3200 schools have signed up and felt the difference eCadets has made enhancing their online safety education - which has also been praised by countless Ofsted inspection teams and won all the top awards.
Find out more at eCadet.zone
ChatFOSS (friends Only Stay Safe) is the first social network designed specifically for the under 13s. ChatFOSS enables children to learn how to interact on social media in a safe secure environment. Children can share photos, messages and videochat with their friends in safe secure environment. Designed with children, parents and teachers ChatFOSS keeps the U13s off age inappropriate apps and teaches them how to engage in sensible online behaviour. ChatFOSS offers the fun of social media with the safety of the school playground.
Recently shortlisted for an Internet Matters Award, ChatFOSS is being delivered to primary schools across the UK who are reaping the benefits of seeing their pupils engage in safe responsible online behaviour. For more information visit www.chatfoss.com
Childnet is a children’s charity with a mission to help make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people
From its innovative resources for 3-18s, parents, carers and teachers, to its pupil powered e-safety programmes Childnet has stayed at the cutting edge of the latest tech trends by speaking to thousands of children and young people face-to-face each year.
As one of three charities in the UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet coordinates Safer Internet Day, which reached 40% of UK children in 2016.
It achieves a wider impact through giving young people a voice and influencing best practice and policy, both in the UK and internationally, sitting on Facebook’s Safety Advisory Board, Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council and the Executive Board of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.