Help to evaluate SID 2017

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a short survey to help them learn how schools got involved in Safer Internet Day 2017.  If you did anything at your school for SID this year, please complete this short survey

Education targeted Ransomware attacks

Schools are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. The latest approach is for the criminals to ring the school claiming to be from the Department of Education (remember it's the Department for Education) and asking for the email details for the head teacher/ finance administrator. The fraudsters then claim that they need to send guidance forms to the head teacher (these so far have varied from exam guidance to mental health assessments). The scammers on the phone will claim that they need to send these documents directly to the head teacher and not to a generic school inbox, using the argument that they contain sensitive information. The emails will include an attachment – a .zip file (potentially masked as an Excel or Word document). This attachment will contain ransomware, that once downloaded will encrypt files and demand money (up to £8000) to recover the files.

Read more: Education targeted Ransomware attacks

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.

Read more: Play Like Share - New Online Sexual Exploitation Resource CEOP

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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