Safe Online - our responsibility to ensure young people "stay safe"

Monday 13 October 2008

6.00pm for 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Coffee prior to meeting in HC 020, from 6.00pm

John Woollard, University of Southampton

Southampton Solent University, HC021, ground floor of the Herbert Collins Building

Joint with the BCS Hampshire Branch and the forthcoming BCS e-Learning SG.

"The Internet has brought vast new opportunities to the education sector and has affected the way that teaching is delivered, the location of learning, communication with parents and the way schools are managed and administered." (BCS, 2008)

This talk will outline the issues with respect to e-safety in the changing world of online education. There is a growing recognition of the importance of e-safety and the need to better equip teachers, parents, systems designers and administrators to both understand the issues, make systems safer to use and educate pupils to protect themselves. The presentation will include a viewing of the short DVD called Jenny's Story.

This thought provoking video is a first person account of the impact of grooming originally designed for use in schools with parents. There will be discussion of the other issues relating to e-safety and how different people have a role in ensuring that our young people "stay safe".

John Woollard is a researcher and teacher trainer at the University of Southampton. He has just concluded important research aimed at identifying the issues of e-safety in teacher education and designing materials that have been distributed to all teacher training institutions and secondary schools by the TDA and Becta.

This event is open to all (both BCS and non BCS members), free of charge, and no booking is required.