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    eSafety for Parents

    I have been asked to write a letter home to parents to inform them of the dangers of eSafety and Cyber Bullying. Not only this but I am also going to be giving a presentation after school one night to parents about the same subjects. I have all of my subject material, I know my stuff when it comes to eSafety, the DPA, etc, but have never had to give a presentation to parents before so any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    Lots of alcohol! Not you..... the parents.

    Sorry....

    There is an old saying something like "never work with children or ........"

    I think its "technology".

    If you are thinking of using a PC or Laptop for your presentation..... check everything.....duplicate everything....... then get your best friend to do the same!

    Also run the presentation by someone first and time it just in case it may be to lond and your "audience" fall asleep and slid off their chairs..... (or what that the amount of alcohol I got them to consume before it started)

    Anyway good luck with that!

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    Hi Tom,

    Our Marketing type, Sue, is putting together a resource on cyberbullying as we speak. This will be available for download on monday, but PM me if you want to look over the draft - your feedback would be welcome. This applies equally to the rest of you edugeekers!

    Having done 101 presentations, Sue has passed on the benefit of her wisdom - keep it simple, know your subject (you seem to!) and intersperse a few images. BECTA also have a few stats that are worth quoting - people always listen more to a man with stats

    Tom

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    Stand up, speak to the back row, and sit down as soon as possible.

    Avoid like the plague reading the same info as your slides, and have as few words as possible on the slides, and not too many of them.

    Don't forget that not all the parents will necessarily be able to read (English).

    Make sure they can see you, if the can't see your face, they will psychologically not be able to hear you.

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    Tom,

    Is this document available yet? Sounds fairly interesting

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    I do actually have a copy of the SmoothWall documents but would not want to give them out without permission. I will contact the person that sent them to me and ask if I can make them publicly avaliable.

    Tom (Not the SmoothWall one :-))

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    The dox are online now:
    http://download.smoothwall.net/pdf/b...berbullies.pdf - beating the cyberbullies (not literally)

    and..
    http://download.smoothwall.net/pdf/p...or-schools.pdf - password advice for schools

    [edit to make links a mite clearer]

    I hope you folk find these useful - they're a bit of a first attempt for us at producing useful material like that... any feedback/comments to Sue: susan.ainley @ smoothwall.net or 0113 3874178

    Please feel free to redistribute these as you see fit.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Re: eSafety for Parents

    Thanks Tom - they should be useful

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    If it helps have a look at bbesafe - IMSafer - Protect children on the internet as we have put together lots of free resources and free tools to help parents keep their children safe online at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDragon View Post
    If it helps have a look at bbesafe - IMSafer - Protect children on the internet as we have put together lots of free resources and free tools to help parents keep their children safe online at home.
    Very nice Mr. Dragon Stylish looking website, although for some reason I can't put my finger on I am mildly perturbed by the pink rabbit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Very nice Mr. Dragon Stylish looking website, although for some reason I can't put my finger on I am mildly perturbed by the pink rabbit!
    I have to agree, I like the rabbit but it is a bit odd.... in a sort of cute way!

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    BTW the IMSafe affiliate link appears to 404

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    BTW the IMSafe affiliate link appears to 404
    Hi Tom, thank you for letting me know, just repaired the link.

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    I've been running "internet safety for parents" sessions for a while now at this school.
    The session is opened by the assistant head who explains why we run these sessions, then the network manager does a bit on the methods we use in school to control internet use, then I do my bit. I keep the initial presentation to 15 minutes and really just concentrate on the 'did you know aspect', showing genuine screenshots of what we've caught kids doing and just making it all quite informal but informative. I then get a bit serious and focus on some of the danger stuff and demonstrate various methods of controlling what your children do on the internet which leads into an open question and answer session for everyone. We've had good feeback and are running the next one in September for the new year 7 parents. At the next session we have a guest speaker from the Police cybercrime forensics unit who says his aim is to scare people by showing them what is really going on out there in that big bad world that their children are exposing themselves to.

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