Jessie & Friends: online safety education for 4-7s


CEOP Education Team announce the launch of Jessie and Friends, a new online safety education resource for 4-7 year olds.

Jessie & Friends is a three-episode animated series from ThinkUKnow which aims to equip 4-7 year olds with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to help them stay safe from sexual abuse and other risks they may encounter online.

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Jessie & Friends, our new online safety education resource for 4-7 year olds.
Based on a series of three fun, age-appropriate animations, Jessie & Friends follows Jessie, Mo and Tia as they view, share and game their way towards a safer future online.”

CEOP Education Team

Poster – Chromebook Accessibility and Learning Tools

Screenshot of Chromebook Accessibility poster

CALL Scotland have just launched a helpful A3 colour poster which has real potential for helping raise awareness of the built-in assistive technologies available in all Chromebooks.

Chromebooks first arrived on the scene in 2011 and are popular for being affordable, lightweight and quick to ‘boot-up’ laptops.

Recent accessibility updates to the Chromebook have been greatly enhanced and now include a range of built-in accessibility tools found on other devices such as Windows, Macs and iPads.

The poster highlights important tools such as:

  • Finding and turning on accessibility features
  • Listening to text spoken aloud
  • Voice Typing
  • Magnification tools
  • ChromeVox
  • Mouse options including dwell clicking.

Pexels.com: Good quality CC licensed images you are free to use

Wood Frame Mini Chalk Board: CC0 licensed image by Pexels.com https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-frame-mini-chalk-board-159622/
    Wood Frame Mini Chalk Board: CC0 licensed image by Pexels.com https://www.pexels.com/photo/wood-frame-mini-chalk-board-159622/ 

Making web site of Twitter posts attractive needs good images, and Pexels.com looks a good source of quality, free stock photos if you don’t have anything else available. 

They’re all free to use for personal or commercial purposes under a Creative Commons licence.

If you’re using the Featured Posts Grid or Slider in the Twenty Fourteen theme, this is an ideal way of quickly finding appropriate images to illustrate those posts which don’t include your own photograph.

NSPCC Sexting Guidance

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James White at Ineqe Group (www.ineqe.com) has drawn our attention to this NSPCC guidance on sexting.

NSPCC Research – 15% increase in counselling related to sexting.

NSPCC has produced a guide to assist parents talk with children about the dangers and legalities surrounding sexting, empowering them to say no to requests. Access to the guide can be found here http://buff.ly/2aXXSFJ

 

What’s New in Google Apps newsletter – May 2016

This newsletter provides a roundup of all the new features added to Google Apps from May 2016. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xw4be6Yw6E79jb6PC5XSx_I68dGAp56ChyRkfZ3cOGc/preview?pref=2&pli=1

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The new Google Slides Q&A feature is getting a lot of interest: jump into Presenter mode from any slide, and you can create a simple web page, with a short URL, that your audience can visit to:

  • see the questions others are asking
  • vote others’ questions up or down with simple thumbs up/down icons
  • ask their own questions – anonymously if they wish

Find out more here.