Advice On Child Internet Safety 1.0 Universal Guidelines For Providers
The UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) has launched new guidelines for organisations and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to make sure parents and children get quality and consistent messages about Internet safety. This guidance draws together the most effective messages for keeping children safe online.
Protecting Children Online: Teachers’ Perspectives on eSafety
This report provides an analysis of the responses to questions from a bespoke NFER online teacher survey, covering the topics of e-safety, cyberbullying, pupil use of mobile phones and social networking. The survey data provides a nationally representative snapshot of teachers’ views about e-safety. The report, commissioned by the Department for Education, will be used to inform communications about teachers’ professional development and content for courses.
Comparison of VLE Solutions
Looking for a VLE solution for your school? There are plenty of VLEs available - but which one is right for your school? Every school has different needs, so there is no one solution that will fit all. Here, Andy Kemp, Director of Digital Strategy at Taunton School, examines the various VLE solutions available on the market and discusses their pros and cons based on his own experience and research.
Using data to ensure that every child matters – case study
Help Children Achieve More, formally known as Every Child Matters, is an initiative brought in by the government to support children to be healthy, enjoy and achieve, among other very worthy aims. Schools have a central part to play in this initiative, particularly in narrowing the achievement gap between disadvantaged children and their peers. Here, Rosie Simmonds, Head teacher of Leverington Primary Academy, explains how pupil tracking has helped her school improve attainment levels and achieve an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating.
Using Facebook in school
Politicians and popstars use it to keep in touch with their public. Parents and family use it to keep in touch with their nearest and dearest. Yes, we’re talking about Facebook. Founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook has more than 845 million active users as of February 2012, and it makes a great resource for getting students engaged in the classroom…
Online payment systems for parents
With the ever increasing demand for time and cost savings solutions for both schools and parents, Stephen Clarke, Managing Director of Contact Group, tells e-Learning Update about the importance and benefits of providing parents with an online payment system.