It’s the final week of our e-safety series and this week we are focusing on how parents can help their children stay safe online. We are delighted to welcome back Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager with South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre with a much-needed …Continue Reading
RM Education Blog
Enabling students to take full advantage of technology and preparing them for the real world, while providing a safe environment, is a tricky balancing act.
You might be tempted to go for locked-down systems that exert total control over what students can access online, but this provides no opportunity for students …Continue Reading
Manor High School is a convertor Academy with approximately 900 students aged between 10 and 14 (KS2 and KS3). Assistant Head Teacher, Ian Wilson, shares the story of how E-Safe’s monitoring system quickly became a valuable tool in the school’s e-safety provision.
“Although there was little inappropriate use of the …Continue Reading
A guest blog from Teresa Hughes, General Manager at Securus Software and child protection consultant
Last week, schools across the country marked Anti-Bullying Week with special assemblies, lessons and activities to raise awareness of the problem. This can only be a good thing: with almost half (46 per cent) …Continue Reading
I am delighted to have been asked to write a guest blog for RM Education. My name is Laura and I manage the Professionals Online Safety Helpline, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre. The POSH helpline is a free service for professionals, and volunteers working with children and young …Continue Reading
As you well know, e-safety is more than a tick-box exercise. Sustained action is essential to embed e-safety into the culture and values of a school. But a checklist is a good place to start, so here’s our Nine Steps to E-Safety Checklist. How will you score?
Clear e-safety policies in …Continue Reading
For the first time this November, there are more sponsored primary academies open in England than sponsored secondary academies.
Nevertheless, the proportion of primary schools that are sponsored academies is still significantly lower than the proportion of secondaries (3% compared to 14%). See here for …Continue Reading
Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager, South West Grid for Learning and Safer Internet Centre
Esafety is one of those areas of safeguarding that never seems desperately important until things go belly-up; only then do a host of authorities appear to point out the massive gaps that you missed, the …
When we ask schools about their ICT priorities, e-safety consistently tops the list. Not surprising when you consider that e-safety now forms part of Ofsted’s inspection and that one in every 12 minutes we’re awake is spent online*.
In schools, excitement about the amazing learning opportunities presented by the internet is …Continue Reading
By Martin Adams, Senior Business Analyst at RM Assessment & Data.
Didn’t have time to read all 114 pages of Ofqual’s Annual Qualifications Market Report when it came out in September? Never fear – Business Analyst Martin Adams has done the hard work for you. Here’s his …