Book Corner - Online Safety Books for Teachers & Parents

There are a lots of great books about online safety aimed at teachers and parents 

 Good bad pictures book

Good Pictures Bad Pictures - Kirsten A Jensen 

Want a comfortable way to talk to your kids about pornography? This newly revised edition of the original bestseller makes that daunting discussion easy! Good Pictures Bad Pictures is a read-aloud story about a mom and dad who explain what pornography is, why it's dangerous, and how to reject it.

Featuring easy-to-understand science and simple analogies, this internationally-acclaimed book engages young kids to porn-proof their own brains.With Good Pictures Bad Pictures, your child will never be caught off guard by disturbing videos or peer pressure! The 5-point CAN DO Plan™ teaches kids exactly what to do to protect their young minds when they see pornography.

A great way to talk to your children about pornography without that awkward, uncomfortable feeling. 

 Sonia Livingstone parnets book

Parenting for a Digital Future - Sonia Livingstone and Alicia Blum-Ross

This is not exactly light reading as the authors draw on extensive and diverse qualitative and quantitative research with a range of parents in the UK to reveal how digital technologies characterize parenting in the early 21st Century.

They chart how parents often enact authority and values through digital technologies since "screen time," games, and social media have become both ways of being together and of setting boundaries.

Parenting for a Digital Future moves beyond the panicky headlines to offer a deeply researched exploration of what it means to parent in a period of significant social and technological change.

 

 Parenting in an online world book

 Parenting In An Online World - David Laur

This e-book (free if you have Amazon Prime) brings together current scholarly articles and research, combined with the real-world experiences of parents, teens, and educators, to provide a more holistic approach to online safety in an “enlightening” and not “frightening” way.

Throughout this e-book, actual case studies are used to demonstrate key safety, security, and privacy concepts. 

viral parenting

 Viral Parenting - Mindy Mcknight

Virtal Parneting is a guide to raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world. From cell phone contracts, rules for earning an allowance, and creating a family mantra, this book teaches readers to solve problems before they happen.

 

DfE and NCSC Letter to Schools - Cyber Security

 The DFE and NCSC have written to all schools to raise awareness of the increasing threat of cyber attacks on schools. If you haven't recieved this letter you can download a copy of the text here:

The letter describes:

  • What you should do if your schools suffers a cyber attack
  • What you should do to reduce the risk and harm of a cyber attack
  • Annex A - Explains ransomware, how it impacts education and whether you should pay the ransomware
  • Annex B - Covers being prepared and links to lots of support materials including the NCSC early warning system and Exercise in a Box

 

Additional advice and guidance from the NEN can be found here:

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-what-if/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/cybersecurity-checklist/

https://www.nen.gov.uk/advice/web-filtering-for-schools/

Returning To School - Mental Health and Wellbeing

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown is an unprecedented situation. We do not know what the impact will be on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. But we do know that in many cases it will be teachers who will be in the front line dealing with pupils' anxieties, questions and behaviours.

Many mental health charities and organisations have produced materials, advice and guidance to help school staff during this challenging time.

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. Its resources include:

Other useful resources include:

Place2be.org.uk is a children's mental health charity and has provided a number of recourses including assemblies and group activities for both primary and secondary aged pupils.

NSPCC  has pulled together guidance on 

  • safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures
  • recognising and responding to concerns
  • the impact of coronavirus on children’s mental health
  • supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.

Mentally Health Schools has a produced a returning to school toolkit

Young Minds -Tips, advice and wellbeing resources to support pupils as well as staff and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition back to the classroom.

 

VC with Santa 2020

We are delighted to announce that, despite the current pandemic, it will be business as usual for Father Christmas this year! Along with Mrs Christmas, he will be available to talk to your pupils live from the E2BN Christmas Grotto on 9th and 10th December 2020.

Aided by the technical wizardry and magic of the E2BN elves you and your pupils will have a safe and totally socially distanced 15 minute speaking slot with Father Christmas. (No masks required!)

Find out how Father Christmas manages to visit so many houses in one night, learn what makes reindeer fly and how Father Christmas manages to eat so many mince pies in one night!

 vc santa

You will need

A PC or laptop with speakers, a microphone and a webcam. (We don't recommend that you use a tablet)
We will send you a secure link to to access the live stream. 
You will also need to carry out a test session to ensure that the 'tech' works with one of the E2BN office elves prior to your session. 

£35 per session

To check availability and to book your session please phone: 01462 834588 or email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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