The speed at which technology is developing has created an environment that allows children greater access to online material than ever. Unfortunately, this has also brought with it a rise in the prevalence of online grooming, child sexual exploitation, cyber bullying, and radicalisation among other hazardous material that is easily accessible on the internet. There is acknowledgement that teachers have a responsibility to educate parents as well as children about the potential dangers that are present online.
The new DfE statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education July 2015 means schools need to reassess how you’re teaching students at your school.
As software developers for safeguarding software it is very important we attend conferences also as well as schools.
Morning Keynote by Will Gardner, Chief Executive, Childnet International and Board Member at UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)
Effective Provision for E-Safety in Schools
- Raising the need to create the opportunity for pupils to be taught about safeguarding as part of a broad and balanced curriculum
- The UK Council for Child Safety on the Internet – protecting and promoting child safety on the internet
- Guidance for schools on preventing and responding to cyberbullying and help them discuss online behaviour as part of PSHE provision
- New approaches to e-safety education, covering all children groups, such as early years and SEN, and parents and carers and staff
Afternoon Keynote by Kate Burls, Education Team Coordinator, CEOP Command
Eliminating E-Safety Threats to Keep Children Protected and Safe Online
- Responding to the threat of child exploitation and abuse nationally through co-operating with child protection partners and local and central government
- Maintaining a robust approach to keeping children safe online
- Supporting teachers to actively tackle e-safety violations between students and external attacks
- Reflecting on addressing the priorities laid out in the Three Year Strategy 2012-15: how successful have we been?
TASC Software also presented CURA at the conference with great interest from delegates and CURA being the answer to many schools issue with regards to having an effective way to log issues for vulnerable pupils