E-safety: Education, Prohibition and the Digital Native Myth

Meet us at the Exa Education Conference - 10th October 2013

We are delighted to be supporting the Exa Education Conference, where we will be able to share our thoughts on the latest e-safety issues faced by teachers today. This will also be a great opportunity to meet with teachers and also find out more about the latest practices, innovations and technologies available to schools.

Ian Pringle, CEO of Kodo Education will be presenting on the day and will also be available to talk to about e-safety issues throughout the event. Here is an outline of the presentation he will be making:

Communications technology has and continues to have a profound effect on all aspects of society, from politics and international trade through to personal relationships. The speed of information transfer and related decision making puts strain on traditional customs, morals and behaviors, exposing and magnifying both the highs and lows of the human experience.

We must all learn how we adjust our behaviors and interactions in this new environment, to take advantage of the potential but protect ourselves from the perils. In educational terms, this is being broadly called e-safety.

However, e-safety in school is more than just the practice of protecting our children in the present, but it is also about equipping them for their futures.

As with any life skill, seeds sown at a young age tend to flourish, especially if correctly nurtured within formal education. However, preparing young people to act safety and responsibility in an environment which has yet to emerge, using technologies yet to be invented is a tall order for schools, and can not be done without proper understanding of the technology and young people’s relationship to it.

This talk will highlight some of the concepts which must be considered to ensure contemporary on-line safety and also outline some dangerous assumptions which must be addressed if we are to ensure we prepare our children for a safe and positive technological future.

Click here to register for the Exa Education Conference

Written by Safeguarding Essentials on September 19, 2013 10:13


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