Friday, 19 June 2009

Internet Safety and child protection

I've been in London for a couple of days attending various events relating to Internet safety in general, and child protection in particular. Our Internet Safety qualification has established a reputation for SQA as something of an innovator in this area but it's always nice to be involved in national initiatives.

On Wednesday I attended a FOSI event about mobile safety. The audience was from all over the world, including representatives of the major mobile phone companies and the UN, and I was asked to participate in a panel session to answer questions about national qualification in this area.

Then on Thursday I went along to the CEOP offices to observe around 100 people undertake the Ambassador training programme. This programme is designed for people who work with children to deliver the ThinkUKnow child safety course.

I had interesting and productive discussions with CEOP about how SQA could support this important training programme. More news will follow shortly.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    In most cases, your internet safety for children depends on their own vigilance and awareness of dangers. Most children's technical expertise will surpass their parent's before the end of high school and they will inevitably (unfortunately) be exposed to spam emails, sites, and links. While the exposure is unpleasant and unfortunate, your children need to understand to with-hold their personal information and to avoid risky involvements across the net.