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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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  • Very interesting & thought provoking session by @simfin on Digital Citizenship. Never heard staff request "more E-safety training" before!

    Special School Leader Beacon Hill

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22 June 2016

'The Department for Education published their revised ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ statutory guidance on May 26th ahead of its activation on 5th September 2016. This is relevant to schools and colleges across England and introduces a number of notable changes and updates with regards online safety.

Given the guidance is 75 pages in length, SWGfL, as part of UK Safer Internet Centre, has helpfully highlighted the revised changes, together with what this may mean. Alongside most references, we have also signposted resources and services that may help. Simply skip through the Prezi to highlight the references, interpretation and associated resources.'

 

The resource is here

 

The most recent revision of the document is here

 

 

15 June 2016

Insurer Chubb Limited has announced that it will be adding cyber bullying to its homeowners insurance policies. These policies will cover several costs, including those associated with mental health treatment, legal expenses, and lost wages. For many, cyber bullying is a very real issue that can cause significant trauma.

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22 April 2015

David Brown’s slides (April 2015) are publically available and can be found via the link below. This resource is relevant to school leaders, teachers of computing and all adults, including non teaching staff, who work in a school.

10 March 2015

This is an advice and information document issued by the Department for Education. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients understand some of

the key principles and their obligations and duties in relation to the Data Protection Act 1998 (the DPA), particularly when considering moving some or all of their software services to internet-based "cloud" service provision.

Download here

11 February 2015

'The Kent e-Safety Strategy group comprises of school staff, Kent County Council Officers, child safeguarding officers, Connexions, Libraries and Archives, Kent Police and other children's workforce professionals. We work to support the work of the Kent e-Safety Officer to develop advice and guidance on online safety for schools, settings and professionals working with children and young people in Kent. We work with the Kent Education Safeguarding Team and the Kent Safeguarding Children Board.'

Read more and access the templates and documents here.