Safeguarding children in a digital world: Development event ...

Safeguarding children in a digital world: Development event ...

Working in partnership to develop e-safe communities Graham Tilby Divisional Manager Safeguarding & Review (Chair of Dudleys e-safety strategy group) Shirley Hackett Education Improvement Advisor - ICT Directorate of Childrens Services Outline of presentation

Developing our strategy The challenges within schools Parents education Our achievements ESCape Project Next Steps and success factors Developing a strategy Engaging the right stakeholders & partners Childrens Services (ICT, Safeguarding, Education, Schools, Youth Service), Primary Care Trust, Mental Health Acute Trust, Connexions, Police, Community Safety, Libraries, Stop it Now! Black Country &

Birmingham, Parent Lay Advisors, Young Person (CEOP Youth Panel), Be visionary mission statement & strategic objectives Set Realistic Targets monitor & evaluate Dudley Safeguarding Children Board is committed to engaging and empowering children and young people so they can stay safe from harm, exploitation & abuse and from bullying in

the real world & virtual world Dudley Safeguarding Children Board e.safety strategy ICT in Schools & Colleges Internet in homes education all children, young people & parents/carers are equipped with the knowledge & skills

to safeguard themselves online safety all adults who work with children & young people have access to effective training, good policies and safe systems New technologies in Public Spaces Dudleys e.safety

Strategy Group January 2006 . 17000 new web sites every day April 2007 . 1million new websites every day January 2008 . 5.4 million new web sites every day For young people ICT is not a novelty but the way they engage with their world - 21st century culture Communication via email, chat rooms and message boards,

IM, SMS, weblogs, social networks, Skype, podcasting.. Entertainment watching films on DVD, downloading music, playing games, taking, storage and retrieval of digital images. Education research, word processing, data manipulation, modelling, design, WIKIs, creativity, recording thoughts Personal management diary, appointment calendars and address books, alarm clock and personal reminders, finding the best party locations! For shopping ..all at the same time! The net is like a herd of performing

elephants with diarrhoea massive, difficult to redirect, aweinspiring, entertaining, and a source of mindboggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it. Author: Rob Stampfli

How do we keep our staff and pupils e-safe? Common network - fully managed service Firewalls Filtering - Monitoring Acceptable Use Policies and Guidance Training Working with others DSCB, police Provide schools with a range of tools to help What about education? Every Child Matters Media Literacy new national curriculum ICT Mark and Schools Ofsted SEF Learning Platform

Escape Ice Every Child Matters Change for Children Issues for schools to consider Who is responsible for teaching e-safety? ICT Child Protection PSHE where does it fit? What do you teach? At what age should internet safety lessons start? How can parents be involved? Advent of 3G and mobile internet Data security PASSWORDS!

External issues being brought into school e.g. cyberbullying Protection for staff AUPs Dudley Safeguarding Children Board e.safety strategy ICT in Schools & Colleges Internet in homes education all children, young people &

parents/carers are equipped with the knowledge & skills to safeguard themselves online safety all adults who work with children & young people have access to effective training, good policies and safe systems New technologies in Public Spaces

Dudleys e.safety Strategy Group Educating professionals & parents? Hill Crest Community School training of all staff in basic child protection & e-safety in April 2006 Professionals walk away as parents/carers Some parents dont feel its their business Language is key Parents are surprisingly nave Victim disclosures Trainers need privileged internet access Its a lot of effort but worth it!

What have we achieved? Trained over 1,000 professionals via 1-day multi-agency course or 2-3 e-safety sessions (e-safety trainers) Children & young people have received e-safety lessons as part of PHSE (using CEOP & other resources) Delivered e-safety sessions to over 600 parents/carers, including foster carers Delivered e-safety awareness to Imams from local mosques Distributed over 2,000 Stop it Now! internet safety leaflets across Dudley and over 8,000 across the Black Country Distributed nearly 30,000 Parenting Handbooks (includes a chapter on e-safety) Produced a leaflet with young people for young people in respect of

cyberbullying and internet (Community Safety) What have we achieved? Several features in the local press, radio, cinemas and magazines on internet safety Distributed Know it all DVD to parents via schools Internet safety included within Libraries Safety Week Comprehensively revised safeguarding procedures in respect of new technologies DSCB Bi-Annual Conference featured internet safety as one of its main themes 14 people trained as CEOP Ambassadors across ICT and safeguarding specialisms Produced e-safer newsletter for childrens workforce signposting

national & local resources & developments and summary of Byron Review for agencies & schools DSCB SafER Newsletter Could the following situations occur in Dudley? Staff subject to cyber bullying attacks by their Year 6 pupils Teacher downloading adult pornography on the schools laptop 12 year-old arranges to meet adult who has been sending her sexually explicit texts Teacher grooms child online whilst sexually abusing another child in his school Mobile phone used to video oral sex between pupils

images put on website 14 yr-old male sagging on You Tube Unfortunately, they already have ESCape Project a public, private & voluntary sector collaboration Partnership - Commissioned by Dudley e-safety strategy group, funded by Dudley Grid for Learning & RM and produced & delivered by The Saltmine Trust Performed in 60 Dudley Schools (around 10,000 pupils) and the Edinburgh Festival predominantly primary (Years 4-6) Accompanied by E-Safety Resource Pack follow-up

materials and signposting further resources ESCape DVD Film Production & Competition resource to schools & LSCBs Short-listed for a national Children & Young People Now Stay Safe Award 20th November 2008 Next Steps Cyberbullying Workshop Lets fight it together - during AntiBullying Week involving young people & adults (November 2008) Launch of ESCape DVD & development of e-safety pledge on Internet Safety Day (February 2009) Review of e-safety strategy incorporating feedback from schools questionnaires &

measures for evaluation (by end of March 2009) Continued development of ICE & NICE Targeted training for parents/carers and improved responses to children who have been harmed and adults who present a risk Success factors No-one individual or agency can do it alone! Spend some time working out who the key players are and engage them look for people with passion! E.Safety Hill Crest School

Adopt an approach which promotes consistency but allows for19 flexibility! th June 2006 Make awareness & education a priority in all that you do! Develop a range of activities, use the media and be creative! Keep one eye on the future whilst accepting that you will often feel like you are in the past! Dont view the real and virtual as separate worlds!

Our contact details [email protected] [email protected] http://safeguardingchildren.dudley.gov.uk www.stopitnow.org.uk The Saltmine Trust [email protected] www.saltmine.org.uk 01384 454807 Thank You for Listening

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