BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, delivers a qualification entitled ‘e-safety’, which helps schools to offer the curriculum for e-safety via PSHE education.
The content of the qualification helps students to improve their knowledge of the risks of spending time on the internet, as well as how to report any issues, protect themselves, and to ensure they are acting legally at all times.
The internet has become part of a child’s daily life in the UK, at home and at school. Most children, aged between 8 and 17, use the internet for networking with others, entertainment, and for homework. Further, they are becoming more accustomed to using devices beyond computers, with the internet now available on gaming devices, TV, and smart phones.
With online usage now at super-high levels, there are greater risks than ever to children. A report going back as far as 2010 showed that close to 10 per cent of children aged between 11 and 16 were a victim of cyber bullying in the previous year. Further, 40 per cent of children aged between 13 and 18 said that they knew someone who has been involved with sexting. UKCCIS commissioned the ‘Children’s online risks and safety – A review of the available evidence’, 2010 report.
At Ten Ten Systems, we understand the importance of e-safety in schools and continually work towards facilitating management of online activity in the classroom. Our classroom management software, one of our numerous education ICT products, make monitoring children’s activities easy, ensuring that they are safe at all times, when using the internet.