e-Safety – Are you meeting the needs of your learners?

messaging app iconsDo you know your Binweevil from your Club Penguin or Moshi Monster? How is your Minecraft?

E-safety is a broad area to cover from a teaching point of view. Not only do you need to address the issues that your pupils could currently be facing but you also need to start preparing them for issues that they may face as they get older. These issues were broadly defined in the research project begun in 2007 (1) as:

Content – what they view on-line

Contact – who they are interacting with

Conduct – how they behave in these environments

While they still provide an accurate summary of the risks today there have been rapid changes in technology, software and access. Continue reading