E-safety presentation evening- 27th March 2014

27th March 2014
Why is e-safety important?
In the UK, the internet is now a central part of every child’s life, both in school and at
home. Most 8-17 year olds use it daily for homework, entertainment and connecting with
others. Meanwhile web and email are no longer confined to the computer with more
children communicating via smart phones, TV and gaming devices.
With this explosion of online activity the risks associated with the internet are greater than
ever. Almost one in ten 11-16 year olds were cyber-bullied in the last year* and 40% of 1318 year olds know friends that have been engaged in sexting*.
(*Research commissioned by UKCCIS ‘Children’s online risks and safety – A review of the
available evidence’, 2012)
Schools are realising that online safety is not just a technical issue, it is a fundamental part
of the PSHE teaching. Recognising of the importance of the school’s role, Ofsted is now
assessing schools in regard to their e-safety teaching
What is BCS E-Safety
BCS e-safety has been designed
specifically for students in key stage 3
and 4.
It fits into the internet safety curriculum
and offers practical solutions to other
issues they may encounter in day-today life.
It covers four main areas:
• The benefits and risks of using the
• How to report and respond to e-safety
• How to protect yourself and your
computer online
• The legal issues of downloading from
the internet
Did you know?
The BCS e-safety qualification
is a Level 1 qualification and
maps to parts of the National
Curriculum for PSHE - Personal
Wellbeing, Citizenship, ICT and
Every Child Matters.
“Schools should provide an
age-related, comprehensive
curriculum for e-safety which
enables pupils to become safe
and responsible users of new
 The safe use of technologies,
 by Ofsted Report 2012
How we teach E-Safety at St
Joseph’s College
Year 7 and 8 students will be starting their e-safety
qualification in their ICT lessons after Easter
Students will complete a series of classwork and
homework tasks which will teach them the skills
required to work safely on the internet
To test their understanding they will complete an
exam under controlled conditions
The test must be passed to achieve the BCS
accredited E-Safety qualification
Question 1
 Which
of the following is a risk of using the
internet incorrectly?
 A. You can spend too long on the
 B. You can cheat on your homework.
 C. Cyberbullying can happen.
 D. You can li ten to music.
Question 2
What is Netiquette?
A. A recommended conduct for Internet
B. Instructions on how to design a website.
C. An internet focus group.
D. A way to pay for Internet access.
Question 3
Zak checks his email at an internet café but
does not look to see if anyone can see his
screen and keyboard. What problem could
Zak have?
A. Other people could see that he is using his
B. Someone could watch him enter his
C. Email does not work in internet cafés.
D. He should never check his email in an inter
et café as it is not safe.
Question 4
 Which
of the following might help you
decide that the site you are searching is
 A. It is a UK site.
 B. It contains in depth information.
 C. It has links to additional sites and
related links.
 D. You have heard of the author before.
Question 5
 What
harm can cyberbullying cause to
the victim?
 A. The victim’s email will stop working.
 B. The victim s mobile phone will get a
 C. The victim will feel embarrassd.
 D. Nothing it is only fun.
Bonus Question
 Which
of the following is an example of
 A:
An email received from your bank asking
you to update your details
 B: An email received pretending to be from
your bank and asking for your password
 C: An activity which requires a rod
 D: A document about the rules of e-safety

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