E2BN supports Safer Internet Day 2021

We are delighted to announce our support for Safer Internet Day 2021.

Faced with a deluge of misinformation, scams and fake news, conspiracy theories and frauds, we all need to know more about how to be discerning in who and what we read, follow and believe. We are very pleased that this year the campaign focuses on how we can decide what to trust online, supporting young people to question, challenge and change the online world for the better. It will explore how influence, persuasion and manipulation can impact young people’s decisions, opinions and what they share online. 

Safer Internet Day 2021 takes place on Tuesday 9th February

If you have something amazing planned for SID 2021 let everyone know by registering your school as a Safer Internet Day Supporter

If you are keen to 'do something' with your pupils on the day but need some ideas or resources check out the wealth of free, practical and impactful activities for Safer Internet Day  including; films, lesson plans, assemblies, quick activities and more provided by the UK Safer Internet Centre.

 

Young People and the Dark Web

CEOP are currently working with The Children’s Society and Marie Collins Foundation to find out more about young people’s experiences using the dark web, and how they can be protected from encountering the associated risks.

To learn more about the extent of young people’s experiences using the dark web, we want to hear from all professionals working with 11 to 18 year olds. This includes those without prior knowledge or experiences of young people using the dark web.

The survey should take roughly 10 minutes to complete and will close on Friday 22 January 2021.

Thank you for your input.

Take the Survey

Secondary school pupils - take the Winter Cyber Challenge to win a iPad

The National Crime Agency is running an exciting competition for pupils that will test their cyber skills and give them the chance to win an iPad.

The Winter Challenge will run over four weeks with a new challenge being released each Tuesday in December.

Participants who successfully complete a challenge will be entered into that week's prize pool draw.

Participants who successfully complete all four weekly challenges will be put forward to the grand draw for a chance to win one of three iPads. Participants who complete the end of competition evaluation will be entered into the grand draw twice.

Terms and conditions apply

Find out more and get started: https://www.cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/home-page/winter-cyber-challenge

We now supply school telephony!

We’re excited to introduce our partner Hello Telecom. We have worked with Hello for a while providing tailored cloud phone systems for Schools. The lockdown has bought many technical challenges for Schools, including communication. Hello’s cloud phone service (VoIP for Schools) works in and out of your School, meaning that your School can always communicate safely and efficiently. Hello’s award-winning cloud phone system (VoIP for Schools) is easy to set up, manage, control and comes packed full of features which you can’t get on your traditional phone line. Hello’s phone service has been built for Schools, so it has a wide range of features that will keep your students and staff safeguarded. Features include, Extension twinning that allows staff to add their Hello phone extension as an app on their mobile phone for increased mobility, virtual conference rooms, student support lines and more.

We like Hello’s phone service so much that we are using it ourselves and thoroughly recommend it for your School.

If you have any questions, we will be happy to discuss them further. You can call us 01462 834588 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or find out more here 

 

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.

 

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