Keeping young people e-safe. www.wmnet.org.uk. Version 1.0 Sept 2010. “At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim.” Tanya Byron 2008 Use the menu on the left to select a key area to explore. Blog. Chat.
Version 1.0 Sept 2010
“At a public swimming pool we have gates, put up signs, have lifeguards and shallow ends, but we also teach children how to swim.”
Tanya Byron 2008
Use the menu on the left to select a key area to explore.
A place where anyone anywhere can talk to or see others
Communicating with other people in real time in virtual meeting places – ‘chat rooms’.
Some chat rooms require you to register and are monitored.
To contribute to the chat, the user can type messages into the message box, and the message is then shown on screen for all to see and respond to.
Users can enter a chat room without contributing – ‘lurking’ is a good way of familiarising a chat room.
The internet can enrich all of lives – it is a potentially wonderful thing
How do we use it and how do we get online?
Many Young People
Learning platforms provide safer access to :
Podcasting lets you broadcast to the world without the need for specialist equipment or a licence.
A podcast can be sound or video files which are distributed over the Internet for playback on portable media players and personal computers.
Podcasts can be automatically transferred to a mobile device after they are downloaded.
A podcast can be subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added, using an RSS feed reader.
Ofcom Media Literacy report 2009
Between 1st March 2009 and 28th February 2010 Ceop received 6291 reports – 38% of these came from the public.
CEOP annual review 2010
Social Networking in Plain English
Lee LeFever, the Common Craft Show,
See - How Stuff Works
How Social Networks Work
Sharing too much personal information with strangers
Peer pressure to have as many friends as possible may lead to inappropriate adults added as friends
Bullying through exclusion or posting comments/photos
(Source - Childnet International)
Having hundreds of friends is not always cool!
Setting your profile to private and ‘friends only’ is only as safe as the ‘friends’ you invite in!
How many ‘friends’ do you know in real life?
The CEOP button
Youtube videos can be flagged
Facebook has added the CEOP app
Also incidents can be referred to gaming moderators, mobile phone providers etc
Risk areas are sometimes split into:
WMnet Leaflet for Parents
Newsround special : Caught in the Web
Childnet – lets fight