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Safer Internet Day 2017

 

 

 

 

Safer Internet Day is an excellent reminder for us all to work together to create a safe environment for children and young people online. The Internet is a fantastic resource for young people and Safer Internet Day is a celebration of both the creative and responsible use of online technology.

 
For Safer Internet Day 2017, we are asked to ‘Be the Change: Unite for a better internet’. The UK Safer Internet Centre wants to bring people together across the world to celebrate the positive power of the internet. In the UK we are exploring the power of image – both for positive and negative – in digital youth culture.
 
Image and video are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity but as we all know there can also be pressures, risks and potential negative consequences.
 
This Safer Internet Day we want to empower children and young people to have a positive time online, equipped with the skills, knowledge, confidence and resilience to communicate using images and videos safely and creatively.

Home to School Transport

The current Mainstream Home to School contract for all closed contracted transport (Non-public service)will end in July 2017. The New contract will start in August 2017and run for four years, after the tender process, which will start in January 2017.

 
Any feedback on current routes is welcome to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk  
 
The young Scot cards used on public service routes will be re-programmed in June 2017 for the next school year, a more detailed plan will be agreed with high schools in the new year.
 

News Release: Consultation on new development plan

East Lothian Council is seeking the views of residents and others on future land-use and development in East Lothian as it prepares a new Local Development Plan.

The plan will eventually replace the East Lothian Local Plan 2008.

Councillor Barry Turner, the Council’s planning spokesman said: “The Council is interested in hearing the views of everyone with an interest in East Lothian. We want to know what aspirations you have for the way your area might develop over the next ten years or so, and what planning issues you think may need to be addressed in the new plan. Continue reading News Release: Consultation on new development plan