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Month: August 2013

e-Safety Inspection Changes Apr 13 to Sept 13

The “Inspecting e-Safety in Schools” framework which was released in September 2012 has been updated on a quarterly basis.  This is understandable, the e-safety inspection framework was brand new and it has needed time to settle in and get it right.  The quarterly changes have been small but also positive. The changes detailed below compare …

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Free lesson plans from ICO – protecting personal privacy

Within e-safety, the protection of your personal data and your privacy is a significant concern, this is particularly the case with young people who may share information on social networks without understanding the potential consequences. In a recent survey, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that: 60% haven’t read the site’s privacy policy, which explains how their …

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Internet Filtering: Creating a New eSafety Risk

Internet filtering in the context of e-safety always stirs a great, and sometimes emotive debate.  Schools are a great source of discussion in this area as they have been subjected to a filtering requirement since the very first days of internet connectivity.  In my previous role as a service manager for a large local authority …

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