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Safe use of the internet

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18 comments on “Safe use of the internet

  1. naomi
    January 21, 2013

    Here is a report written by Becta ICT Research. ‘E-safety: the experience in English educational establishmenrts’ the report was written in 2005 This report presents the findings of research examining e-safety – the risks associated with the use of new technologies – in English schools and colleges.

  2. Daisy Savage
    January 21, 2013

    M, Valcke ‘Long term study of safe internet use of young children’

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131511000273#

    Unsafe internet usage – content risks – contact risks – parent and teacher control.

    De Moor et al – internet risks for young children.

    ‘the findings of 235 European studies on Internet risks and children’ … ‘a larger proportion of studies focuses on content risks as compared to contact risks’

  3. Alice Evans
    January 21, 2013

    A study carried out by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found that 88% of the self-generated, sexually explicit online images and videos of young people they found had been taken from their original location and uploaded onto other websites.

  4. Sophie Wood
    January 21, 2013

    Stephen Carrick-Davies states that the primary gateway to the internet is now their mobile phone. He comments that: “because young people can access, update and interact with their social networking service easily, on the move and ever more privately, this creates particular risks for those who are already vulnerable.” Young children go out to escape their bullies that target them at home but with modern technology their bullies can still harrass them on their mobile phones.

  5. Alex
    January 21, 2013

    This paper reports findings from a survey and interviews with children aged 11–16 years, teachers and parents on their attitudes to e-safety in relation to social networking and media creation (Web 2.0) and their practices at school and at home.

  6. Sophie Wood
    January 21, 2013

    http://www.carrick-davies.com/downloads/Munch_Poke_Ping_-_E-safety_and_Vulnerable_Young_People_-_Executive_Summary_Findings_and_Recommendations._doc.pdf
    He also states that BlackBerry Messenger creates “much less distinction between what is private and what is public” as there is a common known app called “screen munch” which means that you are able to take a photo of a conversation and post it wherever you want or send it to whoever you want.

  7. lisatunney
    January 21, 2013

    Munch, Poke, Ping is a project run by e-safety and child advocate Stephen Carrick Davies. He helps children, young peoples and adults to look at ways in which technology can be harnessed and used positively, and teaching children about e-safety and responsibility.He was appointed CEO of childnet international, which is a “non-profit organisation established to help make the internet a great and safe place for children”. Some of the organisations he’s worked with, to name a few, are Microsoft, Childline/NSPCC, Plymouth Safeguarding Board, Southwark Council and Training and Development Agency (UK Government Agency). http://www.carrick-davies.com/

  8. Daisy Savage
    January 21, 2013

    Martin Valcke – Head Department of Education, Professor of Instructional Sciences. PhD.

    http://www.onderwijskunde.ugent.be/en/cv_valcke.htm

    Currently at Ghent University, Belgium. Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and The University of Western Austrailia.

    Has been working at Dutch Open University focusing on information systems. Senior Educational Technologist at Open University of Netherlands

    He has published a variety of international journals, articles and books and he is involved in editorial boards of Distance Education, Computers in Human Behaviour, Computers & Education.

  9. Tyla Elworthy
    January 21, 2013

    The EU Kids Online Survey (2010 – reprinted in 2012) is a report that provides a unique view on e-safety for children. The project had face-to-face interviews with 24,142 children (9-16 year) in 25 EU countries and their parents. The Survey presents real statistics from adult and child’s perpectives with some shocking figures about risks.

    The project was funded by the European Union and the European Community Safer Internet Programme, with the core researchers being Sonia Livingstone, Pat Manson and Janice Richardson.

    http://www.eukidsonline.net

  10. Aaron Fisher
    January 21, 2013

    Sexting By Andy Phippen

    in this survey Andy Phippen looked at the different affect’s as well as the facts and figures behind sexting. For example “around 40% of respondents say that they know friends who have been involved in sexting and over a quarter (27%) of respondents said that sexting happens regularly or all of the time.”

  11. Rhiannon Evans
    January 21, 2013

    A report concluded from Becta ICT Research states that “responsibility for e-safety has been delegated to an individual in only half of all educational establishments.” Therefore also stating that the issue of e-safety remains an area mainly covered by ICT departments instead of covered by the whole school itself.

    http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/1619/1/becta_2005_esafetyaudit_report.pdf

    This was written by Dr Gary Heywood-Everett and Charlotte Barrow who both work for University of Central Lancashire

  12. Charlotte McGiff
    January 21, 2013

    Not sure if it’s relevant .. here’s a website with useful resources and links for parents, teachers and children too. The website: http://digizen.org/ is an extension of Childnet International (A non-profit organisation).
    The website covers such information as social networking (benefits and risks), password controls, role play scenarios and more.

  13. @theokuechel
    January 21, 2013

    Aimed at parents,(and probably very useful for teachers), The Digital Universe of your Children, is a deceptively simple video animation illustrating the findings drawn from draw the EU Kids Online report http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/EU%20Kids%20II%20(2009-11)/EUKidsOnlineIIReports/Final%20report.pdf and dispels some of the more commonly repeated myths. This and and other resources are available on the LSE EU KIds Online site http://www2.lse.ac.uk/media@lse/research/EUKidsOnline/Home.aspx

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