This post has been gestating for a little while. Prompted originally by a colleague asking for advice about what to do if a parent refused to sign an Acceptable Use Policy at school, I finally decided that I'd better get down and write after a periodic bout of ranting on Twitter about web filtering and how to teach e-safety. The lively discussion on Twitter also threw up a couple of very useful resources, more of which later.
- Use of personal equipment (phones etc) to take photo, video and audio recordings of children;
- Teacher use of social networking sites;
- Attempts by minors to "friend" adults via social networks or engage in online conversations;
- What constitutes inaapropriate content;
- Use of school equipment such as laptops at home.
I would freely admit to using my mobile to capture "learning moments" when I didn't have a digital camera to hand, but this document has certainly given me pause for thought.
To add an edit after posting, Becta released some new training materials this week for "Safer Internet Day". To access these, click here.