We have worked hard to promote e-safety in schools across the UK at conferences and through our website Betsy Bee. As a result of our efforts we were asked by Childnet to help produce the Know It All resources, Kara, Winston and the Smart Crew. You can see Mr Pile’s contribution in the Teacher Resources talking about the importance of working with parents.
We also worked with Professor Tanya Byron on the Byron Review, presenting about our vision for esafety at the launch of the review period, working with children and Tanya through her research phase and were then fortunate enough to visit 10 Downing Street to talk about e-safety with the Prime Minister when the review was launched.
We consider e-safety a fundamental building block of digital literacy. We don’t teach our children to ride a bike by sending them straight to the roads, nor should we allow children freedom and open access the first time they are on a computer.
We continue to work on e-safety issues, consulting on the latest sexting document release as part of the Leading Leaders Network. As you can see from the introduction video, made with the permission of the Dumb Ways to Dies team, we take the issue of e-safety seriously and work with children to produce informative videos that inspire them to remember how to be safe online.
Click on Betsy Bee to visit her website.
Download the Safer Internet Day Newsletter which contains lots of handy hints and tips for parents.
You can also download some of our support documents to give access to information about web filters, browsing safety and supporting young people online.