Safer Internet Day 2018
With Safer Internet Day 2018 (6th February) on the horizon and plans in place to talk to children locally and Nationally about their online safety, Bristol wanted to support education providers across the city by holding an Online Safety Conference.
On Weds 24th Jan these plans came to fruition and 160+ delegates from local, regional and national education provision attended an information packed day held at Bristol Grammar School’s 1532 events facility. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is Create, Connect and Share Respect: A Safer Internet Starts with You with the conference theme being Understanding the Importance of Healthy Relationships and Keeping Children Safe Online.
Chaired by Steve Spurrell from the E-Safety Working group (part of the local Bristol Safeguarding Children Board), with a key note speech from Cllr Anna Keen Cabinet Member for Education and Skills in Bristol. The day also included presentations from experts in the field of online safety on the subjects of: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and Online Grooming presented by Andri Nicolaou from Avon and Somerset Police; Engaging with Parents, Privacy, Content and Technology presented by Alan Earl from South West Grid for Learning; and Online Bullying presented by Henry Chan and Lesley O’Hagan from Bristol City Council.
As well as these informative sessions, there was an opportunity to hear from children and young people with the performance of poetry, first hand testimony of living in a world of relationships though social media and participation in a Q&A panel. This gave the attendees invaluable advice and insight on the issues from a child’s perspective.
Funded by the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB), the multi-agency partnership that hold the responsibility to improve safeguarding and child protection practice across the city, the event highlighted Bristol’s commitment to supporting professionals dealing with online safeguarding and protection issues on a daily basis.
For further information, lesson plans and how to get involved in Safer Internet day 2018 go to www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018
The presentations from the conference can be found here, and videos played can be seen below:
Kayleigh’s Love Story - is a film about aspects of the last 13 days of the life of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywon
My New Friend - The Grooming and Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men
Childline – Building Confidence after Online Bullying
Online Safety Resources
Here are some of the resources that have been developed for use by families, carers, and education professionals to keep children safe online:
Ofsted Online Safety HANDOUT - list of resources for children, parents and staff
6 step checklist - Steps for families and carers to start a conversation about online safety
What can parents do to keep children safe online? - Steps for families and carers to start a conversation about online safety
E Safety Family Contract - Helpful tool for families to sign up to
Online Abuse - briefing for frontline professionals (Dec 2017)
Online Abuse Tool - tool for frontline professionals (Dec 2017)
NSPCC guide for parents to being 'share aware' - Guidance for parents
'Smartie the Penguin' - online safety for Early Years, presentation for professionals
'Smartie the Penguin' Time to chat, resource for education professionals
Safe Password promotional leaflet
Phishing promotional leaflet
2017 Anti-bullying teaching resources
As providers and advisors of anti-bullying across the UK, Unique Voice are ensuring schools launch the new academic year with useful, effective and innovative ideas for addressing bullying at their school and empowering their young people. The below resources are free to access and contain a cross- curricular approach to bullying issues.
This year’s free resources are based on the National Anti-bullying Alliance’s theme for 2017 which is ‘All different, All equal’.
2016 E-Safety video resources
In 2016 the E-Safety Sub Group of Bristol Safeguarding Children Board commissioned two films to support the work of schools around e-safety.
The films cover the themes of “sexting” and “digital footprint”, which, from our research, are the two topics that cause schools the most concern.
Film story: Lola, a young teenager, forms a relationship with Josh after joining a new school. Through peer pressure and wanting to impress, Lola sends a sexual picture that is shared and sent further than she ever imagined.
Digital Footprint film
Film story: Wanting to land an exciting work experience opportunity, Rachel writes a promising CV and expresses her interest to a local media company. However, her behaviour soon forms a trail, leaving a negative digital footprint which paints a different picture for her potential employer.
The films are available for primary and secondary schools. You will also find a resource pack that can prompt further conversations with your students. There are also some further suggestions for games, discussions and lesson plans.
- Dropbox for secondary schools films
- Google Drive for secondary school films
- Youtube: Sexting video for secondary schools
- Youtube: Digital Footprint video for secondary schools
- Dropbox for primary schools
- Google Drive for primary schools
- Youtube: Sexting video for primary schools
- Youtube: Digital Footprint video for primary schools
In creating these films we have been fortunate that lots of students from various schools in Bristol have been involved. Their participation is really useful in helping us understand the issues raised in the films from their perspective.