Online Safety Series for Schools

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How can we protect ourselves and our students online?

It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of quality online safety content for teachers to share with students and parents. So, Digital Awareness UK and the Girl’s Day School Trust have created 12 excellent videos (six for students and six for parents) to help us get to grips with issues such as sexting, cyberbullying and grooming.

Research has found that more than half of teachers said they knew of pupils who had used social media for sexting [NASUWT 2016] and schools are increasingly under pressure to effectively tackle online safety. Sexting is one of many issues the Live My Digital campaign seeks to address as platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram and Musical.ly take centre stage in young people’s lives.

The videos are created in partnership with Girl’s Day School Trust, who educate over 20,000 students, some of whom were enlisted to participate in the videos themselves, offering valuable insights into digital living.

To access all the videos, click here.

Cyberbullying:

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Self-Esteem:

Digital Footprint:

The @DigitalSisters (YouTube star Willow B and online safety campaigner Emma Robertson) present each of these videos, which offer tips and advice on how to enjoy being online as well as insights for parents on what buzz words like ‘catfish’ or ‘FOMO’ actually mean! Willow B and Emma Robertson are Co-Founders of Digital Awareness UK, one of the UK’s leading e-safety organisations who have a team of hackers, bloggers and developers on the ground in schools educating students, teachers and parents about online safety every day.

Sexting:

Grooming:

Privacy:

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For further information please contact Digital Awareness UK at info@digitalawarenessuk.com or on Twitter as @DigitalSisters.

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@TeacherToolkit

In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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