A NY Times report on Cyberbullying in the States. A very interesting read – highlights some of the ways, consequences and problems of dealing with it and gives a couple of good ideas.

Tweeted by @ GarnerCampbell & @dudeneyge


Safe: The National Primary school Certificate in Safe Social Networking

Safe is a new programme of practical activities to develop primary children’s skills, self confidence and safety awareness when using social networking sites.

Supported by the free social network for schools and leading safety organisations Childnet International and The I in Online, the certificate combines a safe social network, downloadable materials and teacher resources. Safe, will enable any primary school to easily deliver fun activities which develop their pupils’ digital literacy skills. By completing the free programme pupils gain a Safe certificate as evidence of their learning.

E-safety advice from CEOP

CEOP has been working with social networking sites such as Facebook, BEBO, MSN and other major providers to put internet safety advice at the fingertips of children, through the ClickCEOP application.

It may be worth sharing this information with parents:

Facebook Users: Visit to add the ‘ClickCEOP’ app to your profile and ask your children to do the same. The app is free and easy to use, and gives you immediate access to internet safety advice as well as being able to report any suspicions to CEOP.

MSN & BEBO Users: Look for the ClickCEOP icon on the side of every profile page. It is a default setting and provides immediate access to internet safety advice and allows you to report any suspicions.

Web Browsers: If you use Firefox, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome, you can customize your browser, enabling users to see the ClickCEOP button, regardless of which website you’re on.

E-safety film competition

URGENT – News arrived in an e-mail today…

Primary aged pupils are challenged with creating a 60 second film/animation that highlights why the internet is AMAZING but at the same time gives tips of how to stay safe on the internet

Secondary aged pupils are challenged to again create a 60 second film that considers what a good digital citizen is and to convince others to use the internet in creative and inspiring ways.

There are lots of supporting resources including planning sheets and PowerPoint presentations to use with children and young people when thinking about making films at the website:
See our Harnessing Tecgnologies newsletter from more info…

Closing date for entries – 28th May. 

Bullying helpline damaging their own cause!

This story about the National Bullying Hotline and its possible ‘indiscressions’ is threatening to destroy the work of all bullyhing charitites including Bullying UK  who have been inundated with emails and tweets from people thinking they are the same organisation and registering their disapproval!  HOWEVER they are a completely separate organisation which is doing some excellent work directly with children and through resources such as their bullying poster maker.  Please support Bullying UK and visit their site!

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