Key e-safety Issues - First Level Useful Resources

Exchanging information with other pupils and asking questions of experts via e-mail or blogs:

  • Pupils should only use approved e-mail accounts or blogs.
  • Pupils should never give out personal information.
  • Consider using systems that provide online moderation e.g. SuperClubs Plus.

Publishing images including photographs of pupils:

  • Parental consent for publication of photographs should be sought.
  • Photographs should not enable individual pupils to be identified.
  • File names should not refer to the pupil by name.
  • Staff must ensure that published images do not breach copyright laws.

Audio and video conferencing to gather information and share pupils’ work:

  • Pupils should be supervised.
  • Schools should only use applications that are managed by Local Authorities and approved Educational Suppliers.

Publishing pupils’ work on school and other websites:

  • Pupil and parental consent should be sought prior to publication.
  • Pupils’ full names and other personal information should be omitted.
  • Pupils’ work should only be published on ‘moderated sites’ and by the school administrator.

Communicating ideas within chat rooms or online forums:

  • Only chat rooms dedicated to educational use and that are moderated should be used.
  • Access to other social networking sites should be blocked.
  • Pupils should never give out personal information.

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