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Advice from the Highlands on removing comments from - 24 March 2011 - Miss John

This article tells you how to take down inflammatory comments from pupils.

iphone app a bit of fun or a tool for bullying? - 28 February 2011 - Miss John

Daily Mail article on a new iphone app that rates a person's attractiveness from a photograph.
The article itself is interesting, although the Mail's campaign to ban non useful apps should be considered with objectivity - Who are we to argue what is and isn't useful and also whether something only being fun would mean they wanted to ban it.

eSafety week competition results - 05 May 2010 - Graham Dean

2010 eSafety week competition results

Please be patient - the video will not play straight away, unless you have a very fast internet connection.
This year we had over two hundred entries to the competition from ranging from videos created with Crazy Talk produced by individual children, to animations and videos created by whole classes. Most of the entries were produced by small groups of children. The huge increase in entries from last year caused the judging to take longer than anticipated.
Despite the number of entries, the winners and runners up all came from St Michael with St John’s CE PrimarySchool. The overall winning entry was a rap, written and performed by Fahim, Muhamad Ayab and Muhammed Amin from the Year 6 Lion class (which can be viewed opposite). Two groups of children from the Year 6 Leopard class were runners up. These entries can be viewed by following this link. Some of the other entries will be added in the near future.
Remember any organisation which is involved with young people within Blackburn with Darwen can sign up to the Digital Charter.


Have you signed up to the E Safety Charter? St Bede's R C High School have! - 04 May 2010 - Miss John

Most recent organisations to sign up are...
St. Paul's CEP Hoddlesden
Bayne Street,
Hoddlesden, Darwen
May 2010
St. Paul's RC Primary School
Preston Old Road
Feniscowles, Blackburn
May 2010
St Luke and St Philip's Church of England Primary School
Hancock Street,
May 2010
St Bede's R C High School
Green Lane,
May 2010
Ashworth Nursery School
Addison Close,
May 2010

New Ofsted report on the safe use of new technologies, published February 2010 - 04 May 2010 - Miss John

This report clearly states the need for schools to involve all members of the school community in a whole school approach to keeping our children and young people safe. 
The report is very clear that:


  • schools are not just responsible for keeping their pupils safe in school
  • while schools are expected to provide appropriate levels of filtering for pupils, the safest schools are those where children are not overly restricted
  • senior leaders, staff, governors, pupils and their families all have a role to play in developing effective e-safety policy and practice
  • training for all adults working in schools is essential
  • schools are expected to play a role in training parents.

BwD LA recognise the efforts made by schools towards keeping their pupils and staff safe. - Miss John

Schools can now receive a certificate that recognises the efforts they have made towards keeping their pupils and staff safe.
The first two schools to receive the certificate were St Francis CE Primary School and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour RC Primary School.
Contact for further information.

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