The theme this year for Safer Internet Day is about keeping the channels of communication open between parents/carers and young people about their online activities.
Parents and carers play a crucial role in supporting children to navigate the risks and make the most of the opportunities offered by technology. The most important thing you can do is to stay engaged with your children’s digital lives.
Often we hear about the negative impact that the internet and new technology has on young people, but on Safer Internet Day we want to celebrate the positives and to explore what we can all do to make sure that all young people have a positive time online.
Teachers can find related resources and lesson activity plans here
Could you be accidentally publishing images, documents and other files to the web?
You could be if you forget that all uploaded files are on the web, not just those you’ve chosen to use in your posts. And those files can be surprisingly easy to find.
Here’s an example to explain.
Yesterday, a commercial publisher asked for permission to reuse an excellent photo, taken about 3 years ago, which they’d found on an Edubuzz blog. There’s nothing unusual about that: there are now over 8000 images on the site. What was unusual, though, was that the school involved didn’t think they’d used the photo on the blog.