Play Like Share - New Online Sexual Exploitation Resource CEOP

Primary teachers and professionals can today access a contemporary education resource pack to teach eight to ten-year-olds to stay safe online.

Developed by the education specialists at the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command, the Play Like Share resources include three animations which follow Sam, Alfie and Ellie as they form a band, Selfie, to take on the mean but cool Popcorn Wizards in their school’s battle of the bands competition.

On their journey to school super-stardom, Selfie learn just how troublesome an online fanbase can be as unscrupulous rivals use their online anonymity to derail the band’s rise to the top.

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Essential online safety


E2BN provides E-Safety advice and guidance to teachers, school staff, Governors and parents/carers because keeping children safe is as much, if not more, about education as it is about technology. It’s vitally important that children know how to behave online, what is and isn’t acceptable, how to manage the risks and where to go for help if things go wrong.

What E2BN Offers:

Ad hoc Online Safety Advice - Sometimes all a school needs is a quick chat on the telephone or a short email exchange, we are happy to provide this sort of advice as part of our service to E2BN member schools. 

School Based INSET - Sessions for school Staff, Governors and as well as separate sessions for parents that address a range of Online Safety concerns. Sessions can be customised to the needs of individual schools. E2|BN also provides CEOP Online safety training

Online Safety Conference - Annual one day Online Safety Conference.

360 Safe - Many schools are now using the multi-award winning 360 Safe schools self-review online tool to develop an action plan to bring about improvements. It is free to use – sign up here E2BN staff are accredited assessors for 360 Safe

Content and Web Filtering - E2BN's Protex is an Ofsted compliant age appropriate filtering system that puts you in control of your pupils access to the Internet. Staff and pupils have different filtering profiles - an essential feature for schools and recommended by Ofsted. The Protex service enables your academy or school to tailor the filtering to your own policies.

The Protex filtering system available from E2BN is already providing safe and secure Internet access to over 600,000 learners and library users. 


Online Safety Conference 2017 – It Could Happen To You

Most of us think that the bad things that happen online, happen to other people. Sadly, they can and do happen to people like you, in schools like yours! But there are ways to keep yourself and your pupils safe.

One of the most effective ways to protect the school community is to raise pupil and parent awareness and to train staff. Attending the E2BN Online Safety conference on 8th March 2017 will update your online safety knowledge and enable you to update colleagues back at school.

We held a similar event in Peterborough in November (in Peterborough) and it was such as success that we are repeating it in Thurrock.

The conference will include sessions on responding to extremism and understanding digital hate. There will also be advice from Stella James on what the DfE's document 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' actually requires schools to do and Ron Richardson from SWGfL will be demonstrating how the free online tool, 360 Safe, can help schools audit, track and prove the effectiveness of their online safety.

Lorin LaFave, founder of the Breck Foundation, will share the heartbreaking story of how the online grooming of her son led to his murder. All

All delegates will receive one year's free subscription to the fantastic peer-led eCadets online safety programme.

We are able to offer places to E2BN delegates at a very reasonable £70 per person. Delegates from schools outside E2BN and those from schools that have opted out of their local authority/E2BN broadband provision are very welcome to attend the conference for £90 per person

Join us on 8th March at: Ormiston Park Academy, Belhus Park Lane, Aveley, South Ockendon RM15 4RU. Registration will be at 9am and the day will finish at 14:40pm.


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  • a string of characters that allows access to a computer, interface, or system.
  • a secret word or phrase that must be used to gain admission to a place.

A password is the most common way to prove your identity. The use of a strong password is essential to ensure your privacy and security. And yet so many of us use the same weak, guessable, easily crackable password for everything. Having to remember dozens of different, long passwords containing a random mix of characters, numbers and upper and lower case letters is difficult – impossible even. So we choose dictionary words often that have meaning for us – maybe the place where we were born, a pet’s name or our favourite football team - chelsea.

Then, either because the system says that we must use a capital letter and a number to make the password stronger, or because we think we are cunning, we substitute some letters for numerals – ‘a’ looks a bit like a 4, an ‘e’ like a 3 so we get Ch3lsea.

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Parents and Online Safety

Parents are our first teachers. They are uniquely placed to respond to individual needs; they are powerful example setters and so should be viewed as key players in teaching and learning. This has never been more the case than with online (e-safety) education.

Many parents and the proportion will only rise, are already experienced users of social media and social networking. Facebook, quickly followed by MySpace and BeBo burst on to the cyber scene in 2004. Many of your pupils’ parents were young adults then, and they were the eager and naïve early adopters of social networking. Many of these parents have gone on to use Flickr, Twitter, Four Square Instagram… Most without incident or indeed a huge amount of e-safety guidance or education. And, of course, there are also many parents of school-aged children who are older and it all passed them by. Or they didn’t get on board the social media bandwagon for social or cultural reasons.

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