Social Media: friend or foe?

Social media is a great way to connect and communicate with people.  However, to many it can pose a veritable minefield of security settings, fears about privacy and online etiquette. Some schools confidently embrace the use of social media, with many setting up their own Twitter accounts or Facebook pages in order to keep parents up to…

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Ofsted: schools should enable young people to manage social media risks

According to the latest Ofsted guidance, schools should be educating students about how to recognise and manage any potential online risks. This is not necessarily as easy as it sounds, especially when many staff feel they know less about social media than the students they teach. With Ofsted’s expectation that schools place e-safety firmly within…

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Keeping children safe online

As part of each school’s safeguarding provision, Ofsted expect to see measures put in place to educate young people about potential online risks. Rather than just blocking certain sites, educating students about e- safety is actually more about providing them with the knowledge to spot and avoid potential online risks. Many staff are concerned that…

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