North West eSafety Competition
Details of this can be found here. There are exciting prizes on offer for this competition which is split into three age categories.
Young people are invited to produce any resource that can be used to promote e-safety, in any medium as long as it can be shared electronically - so it could be a short story, a poem, the script of a play, a poster, a film, a podcast, an animated game, anything... Closing date is May 1st, so there is plenty of time!
New CEOP Resources
CEOP has developed a suite of resources designed to tackle the issue of young people taking indecent images which are then circulated to a wider audience. These resources consist of a ten minute film called ‘Exposed’ and accompanying lesson plans. The materials show common ways young people get into this situation, explore the consequences of these actions and what they can do if they find themselves in this position.
‘Exposed’ is aimed at 14 to 18 year olds, although in practice you may feel the film is suitable for those outside of this range.
More information on the resource can be found at: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/exposedand www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/control/sexting/
You can download these resources from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources/and selecting ‘Exposed’ under the 11 – 16’s tab.
Suite of Resources for Young People with Special Needs and Disabilities
CEOP has developed a range of resources for professionals to use with young people who have special needs and disabilities. Three versions of an animation have been produced that convey messages in an appropriate format for this audience – available in , mild–moderate needs, moderate–severe needs and audio only.
Additionally, there is a dramatisation covering broadly similar issues involving actors who use British Sign Language. There are two versions of this film, partial or full subtitles. All films have an accompanying lesson plan and activities to highlight important themes.
You can download these from www.thinkuknow.co.uk/teachers/resources/and selecting either ‘Know your friends with Josh and Sue’ or ‘Sam’s Real Friends’ under the SEN tab.
Interactive E-safety Game
There is a new internet safety game for 8 – 10 year olds called ‘Star Riders’. This interactive game requires the user to answer questions about internet safety to increase the amount of time they have to collect stars and avoid nasty icons. There is a leader board to encourage users to improve. The questions users are asked will be changed every few months to reflect new themes.
You can access this game at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/star-rider/
‘My Life Online’ Competition
On Safer Internet Day, CEOP will be announcing the winners of our ‘My Life Online’ competition. This encourages young people to inform their parents about what they do online, giving them the opportunity to:
· Share all the great things they do when gaming, blogging and using sites like Facebook;
· Show parents what they think is cool and fun online;
· Maybe even give their parents a few tips on how they can learn more!
For more information on the competition, please visit: http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/Teachers/My-life-Online-Competiton/
Other SID11 Activities
Safer Internet Day is organised annually by Insafeto promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, particularly among children and young people. It is supported by countries throughout Europe and beyond during the week of SID, a range of activities will be taking place across the continent to help protect young people online. Visit their website to find out more about the activities that are taking place http://www.saferinternet.org/.
On Safer Internet Day, the UKCouncil for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS)will be launching good practice guidancefor moderation, social networking, search,and chat and instant messaging services. This can be accessed at www.education.gov.uk/ukccisfrom Safer Internet Day.
In addition, CEOP are supporting the work of the UK’s new Safer Internet Centre (http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/) and their safer internet day activities.