Pupil Voice Week 25th - 29th September 2017

We're excited to announce the second Pupil Voice Week will be running on the 25th – 29th September 2017. This year’s theme is It's Your Voice.

Pupils Voice Week aims to celebrate the diversity and individuality of The Pupil Voice, encouraging pupils to use their voice to be themselves and create positivity for those around them.

Pupil Voice Week will also have a focus on pupils' mental health, ensuring that they are encouraged to use their voice to speak up about their mental health and wellbeing.

Find out how to get your pupils involved

Complying with the New Data Protection Laws

New Data Protection laws (the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation) will come into force on 24th May 2018. The new laws will make data protection more rigorous and will lead to large fines for organisations (including schools) that are not compliant. Display this poster to remind staff of key features of the new requirements.

 gdpr poster image

Half of young people online suffer abuse and bullying

Almost half of young people surveyed have experienced threatening, intimidating or nasty messages online. 
And of these, 14% said they had been a victim of cyber bullying, according to a study YoungMinds and The Children's Society.
Many young people said their personal information had been shared publicly, they had been excluded from conversations or groups online or received persistent messages from someone after asking them to stop.

Read more about young people and online bullying

FlashMeeting Retirement Of Service

E2BN will no longer be supporting or offering the Flashmeeting Video Conferencing Service due to increasing technological issues with the platform. We have, therefore, decided to end all support for Flashmeeting with immediate effect.

E2BN provided this safe and reliable VC service to schools and educational establishments around the World for over 15 years. We were proud and excited to offer this straightforward solution at a time when VC usually required schools to purchase high-end equipment. However, technology moves on and there are now many, often free, platforms that make video conferencing an everyday possibility in the classroom. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the termination of the service.

 

 

Free teaching resource - Using your mobile safely

"Myfirstmobile" is a programme of study derived from a Kirklees Safeguarding Children Board  Digital Citizen Award project and is designed for teachers to equip pupils with basic skills to help them to make the correct choices whilst using the internet.

It starts with a 5 minute animated film created by students from The Creative and Media Studio School which is all about a boy receiving his first mobile phone on his tenth birthday. The video starts at his birthday party and takes viewers through a number of challenging issues about his ownership and safe use of his new phone.

What follows are a number of session plans on different internet related subjects taking the child through their online learning experience.

Once all sessions have been completed, children are encouraged to take the quiz to test their online safety knowledge and skills.

On successful completion of the programme all participants will be able to obtain a certificate of their achievement.

The programme is best delivered over several sessions. It has been put together by a collaboration of senior teachers and online safety professionals addressing a number of key elements covered in the PSHE curriculum.

It was funded by the local PCC through their money reclaimed from criminal activity. It is open to any school, free to use and they can access the resources at http://www.myfirstmobilephone.org.uk/ 

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