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Simfin

online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • @simfin - absolutely bloomin' amazing!!! He should be heading up @educationgovuk #esafety policy/training!

    Conference Chair brighton

 Tagged with cyberbully


20 March 2015

This guide has been developed for professionals who work with young people to help them understand what constitutes abusive behaviour online, the consequences of that behaviour, and where they can get help. The guide applies to professionals working in England and Wales.

Download here.

16 February 2015

A thoughtful piece of writing on the public shaming of those who make foolish, naive and ignorant posts - and their subsequent, questionably deserved, downfall. Read the New York Times article here.

12 May 2014

Hannah Smith was bombarded with vile messages telling her to kill herself. Posts on the website Ask.fm told her to drink bleach, that she was a slut, and encouraged her to take her own life. Last summer, she was found hanged in her room.

But the messages were not from internet trolls - 98% of the messages had come from the same IP address as Hannah's, with about four posts that had not.

Read the article here

30 October 2013

The article in The Guardian contains some strong and abusive language and shows how James Blunt is beating the online bullies. This would be a useful resource to use with older students.

 

Read the article here

09 August 2013

These call out cards cover many of the common and important areas of digital citizenship including textual harrassment. Perhaps your students could create further examples for their own use?

See the cards here