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2017 E-safety Wall Planner
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If you are looking for ideas for planning your e-safety activities throughout the year, this 2017/2018 academic year wall planner is an ideal tool. We have offered suggestions on how the E-safety Support resources can be used throughout the year as well as having space for you to insert your own activities. We also highlight some of the key e-safety events throughout the year.

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What Every Teacher Needs To Know About E-safety
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This report begins with Ofsted's definition of e-safety, and explains why teachers should be concerned about it, both relating to their own online behaviour, and that of their students. The report includes some useful background statistics, and highlights things that teachers should look out for when it comes to e-safety, including content, contact and conduct issues. The document goes on to clarify the importance of the schools e-safety policy, and how to ensure that your web habits at home don't impact on your reputation at school. The report includes case studies and useful links.

Resource type: SUPPORT AND ADVICE Education level: All Levels
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What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Social Media
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Social media - interacting with other people online to exchange comments, ideas and innovations - is becoming an increasingly prevalent part of everyone's social life. But should it extend to the workplace, and when boundaries between professional and personal blur, how should we determine what is and is not acceptable? This report provides teachers with an overview of the key issues when it comes to teaching and social media. It clarifies how social media can be a useful educational tool, some useful statistics, safe usage tips and how to avoid being a victim of online abuse. The report includes two case studies and top tips.

Resource type: SUPPORT AND ADVICE Education level: All Levels
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What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Friendly WiFi
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Following the launch of the Friendly WiFi scheme, we are delighted to provide an essential guide for teachers.

Friendly WiFi is the world’s first accreditation scheme designed to verify whether a business’ public Wi-Fi service meets a minimum level of filtering to block out access to pornographic and child abuse websites.

This document gives guidance on helping students understand how Friendly WiFi can protect them and is also a useful tool to share with parents about the scheme.

Resource type: SUPPORT AND ADVICE Education level: All Levels
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What Every Teacher Needs To Know About Digital Literacy
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Digital literacy is not simply maintaining and developing a familiarity with computers, the internet and the possibilities afforded by incorporating ICT – it is more about future proofing learning, keeping teaching accessible and relevant to pupils, and extending and embedding key skills and concepts into pupils lives – both in and out of school.

In the What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Digital Literacy report, find out how to use ICT, the internet and digital devices to enhance learning and also prepare students for a digital future.

Resource type: SUPPORT AND ADVICE Education level: All Levels
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CSE Checklist for Schools
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CSE is an important area for all schools to include as part of their safeguarding policy. This checklist is a self-review tool to support the school in ensuring that it has robust policies and procedures in place to deal with any risks associated with CSE.

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How to Create a Strong Password
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What makes a password strong? The key to creating a strong password is to understand how your password might be stolen, hacked or guessed. This guidance document gives teaching staff an overview of how this is done, and how you can protect yourself. The information can easily be edited and reproduced for the benefit of students or younger pupils. The guidance includes tips for strong passwords, what to avoid doing when you create a password, and useful links for secure password generation, remembering passwords, and creating an encrypted text file to store your passwords. Password security is a key issue in e-safety for everybody, so it is vital that teaching staff understand this and are able to prove to Ofsted that password security is taken seriously in school

Resource type: GUIDANCE Education level: All Levels
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Anti-Radicalisation Checklist for Schools
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Since 1st July 2015, all schools have a duty under the Counter Terrorism And Security Act to keep children safe from harm, especially from the risks of radicalisation and extremism.

This checklist will help identify the key elements your school should have in place.

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Governor E-safety Checklist
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The role which the school governor plays in not only developing, but also implementing an e-safety strategy in school is vital.

The Department for Education have highlighted a number of key features of effective practice in relation to online safety in schools and Ofsted have placed greater emphasis on inspecting the effectiveness of the governing body in ensuring that schools meet all of these criteria.

This checklist can be used by school governors as a starting point for assessing the provision in your school.

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Resource type: GUIDANCE Education level: All Levels
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Assembly 7: Safer Internet Day
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This secondary school assembly engages with the ICT, PSHE and citizenship curriculum and allows a secondary teacher to raise their students’ awareness and understanding of ‘Safer Internet Day’, which occurs on the 7th February 2017 and is the 14th Anniversary of the event.

Using the associated presentation, teachers can use the assembly and this year’s event theme of 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’, to talk to the students about the opportunities to do wonderfully creative things within a safe online environment.

Students are informed how they can get involved in ‘Safer Internet Day 2017’ and where they can visit online to find further details of what is happening on the 7th February 2017 and keep up-to-date with build-up to the event.

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Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Secondary
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Assembly 7: Cyber Bullying
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This primary assembly resource, which engages with the PSHE curriculum, allows a KS2 primary teacher to focus on developing children’s awareness and understanding of cyber bullying and the importance of staying safe when using technology to communicate.

The assembly aims to provide advice and explanation about cyber bullying without frightening primary-age children. The assembly then develops the primary children’s awareness of the issue by explaining how varying forms of cyber bullying occurs through different technologies such as mobile phones, social-networking and online gaming.

Primary school teachers will be able to use this idea for an assembly to give the children the information, awareness and capability to know if someone is cyber bullying them or if a friend is being targeted. Through the assembly, the children will know how to react to cyber bullying and the appropriate actions to take.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 8: Safer Internet Day
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This primary assembly resource engages with the ICT, PSHE and Citizenship curriculum allowing KS1 and KS2 teachers to raise children’s awareness and understanding of ‘Safer Internet Day’. This is the 14th ‘Safer Internet Day’ and occurs on 7th February 2017.

The assembly plan addresses the theme of ‘Safer Internet Day’ for 2017: 'Be the change: Unite for a better Internet’. This assembly presentation highlights the positive ways in which the online world can be used. As part of this primary assembly, children are given examples of how to use the Internet in a constructive way.

Towards the end of this assembly for primary schools, children are given the opportunity to suggest how they might use the Internet in a positive way.

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Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Primary
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Assembly 6: Cyber Bullying
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This stimulating secondary assembly resource allows KS3 and KS4 secondary teachers to focus on developing students awareness and understanding of cyber bullying as part of the PSHE/Citizenship curriculum. This assembly plan sets out to provide advice, awareness and explanation about what cyber bullying is and the many forms it can take.

The students are then informed about the people that may get involved in cyber bullying such as the person who is retaliating on behalf of a wronged friend, the bully who wants to exert his/her authority, those who just do it for entertainment and the ones who cyber bully just because they can and they want to appear tough online.

This cyber bullying assembly plan offers secondary school teachers the opportunity to give the students the information, awareness and knowledge to know if someone is trying to cyber bullying them or if a friend is being targeted. Through the assembly, the students will learn how to react to cyber bullying and where to find information on what actions they should take to stop it.

Resource type: ASSEMBLY PLANS Education level: Secondary
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