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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Internet Safety & Responsible Use Conference

I was invited to give a presentation at the Internet Safety & Responsible Use Conference organised by LTS.

The conference was opened by the Minister for Children and Early Years, Adam Ingram. My own presentation was about national qualifications in this area, specifically:
  • Internet Safety (unit)
  • Child Online Protection & Safeguarding of Children (PDA)
I was pleased at the interest in my talk and, hopefully, many people will take it forward by offering the qualifications in their centre or undertaking the qualifications themselves.
The keynote talks were excellent. Helen King, of CEOP, gave an interesting talk about trends in child protection. She pointed out that CEOP has a channel on YouTube with some excellent resources on child protection, including a new video on sexting.


The second keynote, from Jodie Fraser, emphasised the limitations of schools trying to control young people, rather than educate them. She spoke about "the limitations of filtering, blocking and banning" and how it "failed to equip young people to become adults in the digital world". She pointed out that banning many web services frustrated innovative teachers.

Contact Caroline to find out more about SQA's online safety awards.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for you input to the conference Bobby - sorry we didn't get a chance to catch up. See you soon. Ollie

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  2. Thanks for the invite, Ollie. And well done with the conference. It was well organised and very interesting.

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  3. Key notes from day are here https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/isruconference2011/
    Great use of Vimeo

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