Safer Internet Day 2017: a collection
Safer Internet Day is coming up on Tuesday 7th February and while it’s great to have a day to focus on this huge and important issue, any teacher who has anything to do with teaching digital citizenship and safeguarding will tell you that every day is safer internet day in reality. Lee Parkinson sums it up all rather well here – have a watch.
I write about online safety issues all year around for my ed tech column in The TES. Here’s a collection of the different sorts of issues that I think come under the Safer Internet Day umbrella that I’ve written about:
- Teachers, stop sharing those ‘please share this photo so my class can see how far it’s travelled’ pictures: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/lets-see-how-far-message-gets-stop-sharing-and-start-caring
- Why do kids overshare online? Cyberpsychology may have some of the answers: https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/cyberpsychology-unlocks-why-kids-overshare-online
- Forget about children – what happens when parents attack teachers online? https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/what-can-we-do-if-parents-attack-teachers-online-0
- Mental health is a huge issue, but don’t blame it all ont echnology: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/dont-blame-mental-health-issues-technology
- Who controls the off switch on a child’s iPad? Adults! https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/dont-blame-tech-its-you-who-controls-switch
- Trying to teach children how to use social media sensibly is one thing, but how do teachers use it? https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/a-tale-two-very-different-social-media-platforms
- Fake new, Facebook and a web of lies – why children can’t work out what’s true online: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/we-must-stop-pupils-getting-tangled-a-web-lies
- Gambling online – an online safety issue amongst young people that we don’t talk about so much: https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/playing-odds-tackle-pupils-online-gambling
- If I were a digital ombudsman – what I’d do to help keep young people safe online (and it doesn’t involve heaping yet more responsibility on schools): https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-views/if-i-were-a-digital-ombudsman
I hope they’re useful discussion points.