Teaching primary school children about online risks

It has been in the news this week that many parents think schools should be teaching children as young as five about the dangers of pornography, due to the presence of such material on the internet.  It is recognised that as soon as a child is able to use an internet devise they need to…

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e-Safety – keeping children safe

A new application has been launched which allows parents to control how and when children use their mobile phones to access the internet and social media sites. The app from AlphaBlue is currently available for Android and BlackBerry phones. Once the app is downloaded, on to a child’s phone, parents can then log on to the AlphaBlue website to set the…

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e-Safety for schools – course feedback

At the ChildProtectionCompany.com we very much welcome all feedback;  hearing what customers think of our products helps us to continually improve our online training courses. We have had a lot of schools use our e-Safety for schools training course over recent months and here are some of the comments we have received on this training course:  …

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Ofsted requires annual e-Safety training

As part of Ofsteds safeguarding inspections of schools inspectors will be asking if teachers and school staff have had training in e-Safety. “How do you ensure that all staff receive appropriate online safety training that is relevant and regularly up to date?” Ofsted Inspecting e-Safety, Sept 2012   The ChildProtectionCompany.com now provides an easy to…

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Training you can do from your armchair

All the e-Safety and child protection courses provided by ChildProtectionCompany.com are available to do on-line.  This means that courses are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; for you to access at your convenience   So you can do them at work, at home (in your PJ’s if you like – no one will know!)…

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Parents Lack Internet knowledge

Research by Internet security company ESET, which has been reported on by Female First,  shows children are missing out on e-Safety training. This has been found to be partly because parents lack confidence, feeling their children know more than they do. The report shows that there is quite a difference between what children are actually doing on-line and what parents…

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e-Safety is about safeguarding children

e-Safety is not about ICT – it is about safeguarding children Learning to drive is not about knowing the internal workings of a combustion engine; the same is true of e-safety.  Many shy away from e-safety thinking that they don’t have the technical knowledge to understand it.  Technology is not the problem (although arguably it…

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E-safety – What is it?

There is no formal definition of e-Safety; a quick Google search will return many results with individual opinions. Essentially e-Safety is about the education of young people to enjoy the safe use of technology. But there are some important principles: e-Safety is about educating and empowering children and young people to enjoy the safe use…

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e-Safety – Empowering, educating and raising awareness

In the same way we teach our children how to cross the road safely and how to swim, it is imperative that we also teach children how to stay safe online. It is not sufficient to show the children a video or two and expect this to suffice; e-safety is partly about empowering the children;…

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What is e-safety?

The age of the Internet has resulted in an explosion of digital communications technologies. The outcomes of this cannot be understated: the ability to carry out an operation from another part of the world; navigate a car using satellite technology previously only available to the military; remotely search for trapped persons after a disaster; talk…

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