How schools can do more to prevent online risks
Over the last twenty years, we have seen an exponential growth in the capabilities of technology. This has opened up many opportunities for pupils, as learning materials can be transferred to and accessed from mobile devices within a matter of seconds. However, this begs the question - are schools prepared enough to teach online safety, security and digital citizenship?
Supporting the curriculum with film – a practical guide for teachers
In a world where the moving image is becoming increasingly important, film is the richest of educational resources, with the capacity to broaden young people’s horizons and enrich their learning experiences. Here, Jane Fletcher looks at the practical use of film as an educational tool in the curriculum, allowing art, science and technology to meet.
This is a summary of a recent report recommending stronger action be taken to protect children from online bullying and pornography. The report calls for an increase in prosecutions of legal adult pornography sites that do not take adequate steps to prevent children accessing them.
How blogging can support digital literacy in primary schools
Sarah Horrocks gives her advice and guidance to primary teachers on how to effectively use blogs in the classroom to teach digital literacy.
Cracking the cyberbullying code
With schools regularly citing ‘bullying’ as an area in which they would welcome support, school communication technologist, Lawrence Royston, has devised a simple ‘checklist’ for tackling bullying by drawing on his longstanding relationship with school leaders…
Educational blogs and their effects on pupils’ writing
This is a summary of a recent research report exploring the effect that writing for online blogs has on primary school pupils. The key aim of this study was to explore the differences in pupils’ writing on blogs compared to their other writing.