esafety 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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  • The feedback was excellent, our young people expressed the opinion that it was on a level that was suited to them and gave them an extra awareness of the dangers and pitfalls. Simon comes over as enthusiastic and passionate on the subject.

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15 May 2017

Reducing The Impact

This is a National Cyber Security Resource

Most cyber attacks are composed of four stages: Survey, Delivery, Breach and Affect. The following security controls, applied at each stage of an attack, can reduce your organisation’s exposure to a successful cyber attack.

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12 May 2017

Gaming devices provide a variety of interesting activities and ways for young people to engage with their friends and families.

However, it is important to be aware of what these devices can do and how you can talk with your child to help them to use this technology in safe and positive way.

All modern gaming devices offer parental controls to help you manage how your child uses their device, but these do need to be set up in order for them to be operational.

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03 November 2016

What is ORM and why is it important?

Online Reputation Management (ORM) is about understanding and managing your digital footprint (everything that can be seen or read about your school online). You need to know it all – the positives and the negatives – and to create lots of the positives yourself with a visible and active online presence (including social media).

Few parents will apply for a school place without first ‘googling’ the school, and the Ofsted pre-inspection check
includes monitoring what is being said online (Mumsnet is a favourite). So whether a staff member or an external
agency is tasked with monitoring your footprint, you and your colleagues need to know!

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20 October 2016

Social media is a great way to share with friends and people all over the world. It can be a lot of fun and there are so many apps and tools to allow ourselves to be creative. We do need to be careful though, and aware there are many people, adults and children who also use social media and may want to harm or upset us.