E-Safety at JSD
Like many phrases and terms in education, 'e-safety' has evolved. In the past e-safety was synonymous with cyberbullying, chat rooms and stranger danger. However there is a need to cover a much wider area of knowledge in respect to the safer use of technologies.
This brief update has some new terms that you should become familiar with. I have also included a link to my workshop presentation and links to useful resources for parents. E-safety is not taught in isolation as it is integral to all aspects of the ICT curriculum. Hopefully this update will provide you with additional information to support this and if you do have further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
JSD Learning Technology Manager
E-Safety Workshop Presentation
There are nine elements to Digital Citizenship. Each element looks at how technology impacts different parts of society. We move beyond how technology effects us personally to our wider community, country and even the world. Topics like digital law, digital access and rights and responsibilities are discussed. The topics are challenging and are usually discussed in the upper primary. Visit www.digitalcitizenship.net for more details.
The aim of Digfital Literacy is to 'empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world'. Topics range from self-image identity, copyright and cyberbullying and are accessible to all ages. Visit www.digital-literacy.org.uk for more details.
This term best describes our traditional view of e-safety. More focus is made on child protection online as well as being aware of one's online identity. Try www.safenetwork.org.uk for more details.