Online Information

A Practical Guide to Teaching Using Breakout Rooms in Zoom

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In developing contingency plans for the provision of remote education and blended learning during the Covid-19 crisis, schools can take advantage of the latest video communications technology, and use its special features and functions to enhance learning outcomes.

An Introduction to Online Information

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In basic terms, information is data which is processed and ordered to become meaningful. The arrival of computers profoundly changed the speed and way this happens – once information can be found on the internet, it is then online. This online access has transformed the way we all relate to information.

Digital Consent

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Part of our Online Information Series 2020-21

Vloggers

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Gaslighting

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Echo Chamber

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Social Bots

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Online Hoaxes

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Image Searching

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Fake News

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Search Engines

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What Parents Need to Know About TextMe

  • Published 26th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on TextMe. TextMe is a free texting and calling service. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as predators, visible location and in-app purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Email Scams

  • Published 19th May 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on email scams. Email scams are when you receive an email from someone purporting to be a genuine person or company, but is actually an online fraudster trying to trick you into disclosing personal information. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as viruses, financial damage and personal safety.

What Parents Need to Know About WhatsApp

  • Published 10th March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on WhatsApp. WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging service, with around two billion users exchanging texts, photos, videos and documents, and making voice and video calls. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as stranger danger, live location sharing and disappearing messages.

What Parents Need to Know About Signal

  • Published 3rd March 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Signal. Signal is a multimedia messaging service (previously known as TextSecure) that provides secure chats between users. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as a false sense of security, vulnerability to hackers and disappearing messages.

10 Top Tips for Keeping Children Safe From Cyber Crime

  • Published 10th February 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for keeping children safe from cyber crime. We all want to continue being informed and inspired by the ever-expanding capabilities of the internet. The guide takes a look at a range of top tips such as backing up your data, how to spot phishing bait and how to recognise warning signs.

What Parents Need to Know About Fake News

  • Published 13th January 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on fake news. Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as embarrassment, negative influences on people’s behaviour and negative emotions.

10 Top Tips for Safer Online Shopping

  • Published 21st December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 top tips for safer online shopping. Internet shopping has become part of our everyday lives. Last year, an estimated 1.92 billion people made a purchase online: around a quarter of the world’s population. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing, unsecure sites and your data being sold.

Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children with new devices. The current generation are the first children to group up in a world where digital devices are the norm. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

12 Online Safety Tips for Children with New Devices

  • Published 17th December 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the 12 online safety tips of Christmas for children with new devices. Christmas is almost upon us once again, and soon some lucky children will be excitedly tearing the wrapping off a new mobile phone, tablet or games console. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as how to turn location settings off, how to discourage device dependency and how to set up parental controls.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online on Cyber Monday

  • Published 30th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Cyber Monday. Hot on the heels of Black Friday comes Cyber Monday. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

10 Tips for Safe Shopping Online On Black Friday

  • Published 26th November 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on 10 tips for safe shopping online on Black Friday. Once a transatlantic novelty, Black Friday is a now a pre-Christmas fixture in the British calendar. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as phishing attacks, overspending and unsecured sites.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Hoaxes

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on the Online Hoaxes. Online hoaxes are fictional stories circulated online, frequently intended to shape people’s beliefs or opinions. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as spreading disinformation, taking dangerous advice and teaches you how to encourage critical thinking.

What Parents Need to Know About Voice Activated Searching

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on voice activated searching. Voice activated search, also known as ‘voice search’ or ‘voice-enabled search’ is a search tool that allows the user to use a voice command to search the internet, a website, or an app. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as adult content, data misuse and online purchases.

What Parents Need to Know About Online Content: 10 Tips to Keep Your Children Safe Online

  • Published 16th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online content: 10 tips to keep your children safe online. The internet has transformed the ability to access content. Many apps that children use are dependent on user-generated content which can encourage freedom of expression, imagination and creativity. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, privacy issues and mental health.

What Parents Need to Know About Search Engines

  • Published 10th September 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on search engine. A search engine is something that helps you find what you’re looking for on the internet. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as bypassing SafeSearch, inappropriate content and misleading information.

What Parents Need to Know About Phishing

  • Published 12th August 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on phishing. Phishing is a form of cyber-attack where victims are targeted in the form of spoof emails, phone calls or texts. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as loss of personal data, hackers and targeted phishing.

What Parents Need to Know About Protecting Personal Data

  • Published 1st July 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on protecting personal data. Personal data is a strange commodity. Cyber thieves can buy huge quantities of personal data on the black market for very little, yet your own personal data is hugely valuable to you. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as sharing sensitive information, phishing attacks and social media visibility.

Conversation Starters for Parents and Carers: Online Content

  • Published 24th June 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on conversation starters for parents and carers: online content. Trying to start a conversation about online safety with children can be a daunting task. The guide takes a look at a number of tips such as cultivating a blame free culture, asking them to be the teacher and ask about the risks.

A Guide to Safer Live Lessons

  • Published 1st April 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on safer live lessons. An online lesson occurs when teachers use video conferencing software to ‘live stream’ lessons to their pupils. The guide takes a look at some things you should consider such as your child’s conduct, communication with your child and their school and the content of your child’s lesson.

Online Safety Tips For Children

  • Published 27th November 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety tips for children. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, strangers and cyberbullying.

Leicestershire Police: Addressing The Online Drugs Trade Online Safety Guide

  • Published 10th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide by Leicestershire Police focuses on the online drugs trade. It is specifically in relation to the expansion of the online world, including the rise of the dark web and social media. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as law, personal and financial risk.

What Parents Need to Know About Home Internet Controls

  • Published 19th June 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Home Internet Controls. Home Internet Controls cover router filtering controls, parental software controls, ISP filtering controls and useful recommendations. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as privacy & security, unrestricted access and harmful content.

Helping Schools Engage Parents in Online Safety

  • Published 30th January 2019

A FREE staffroom poster that lists 7 simple strategies to help schools engage parents in online safety.

What Parents Need to Know About Fake News

  • Published 9th January 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on Fake news. Fake news can be false information, photos or videos purposefully created to confuse or misinform. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as cyberbullying, dissemination of truth and confusion.

7 Questions to Help you Start a Conversation with your Child about Online Safety

  • Published 7th November 2018

This week's free online safety guide focuses on a series of 7 questions that will help you as a parent or carer, start an initial conversation with your child around online safety. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as personal information, gaming addiction and online relationships.

Online Safety Storybook [Digital Version]

Oscar’s Adventures in the Online World has been created to help you understand what it takes to stay safe in the online world.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Early Years (Age 0-4)

This topic for Early Years helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 1 (Age 4-7)

This topic for Key Stage 1 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Lesson Plans Bundle for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

Based on the eight key topics outlined in the UKCCIS ‘Education for a Connected World’ framework, our new Key Stage 2 interactive video lessons talk to the children about online dangers in a fun and engaging way, providing a truly immersive experience.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 2 (Age 7-11)

This topic for Key Stage 2 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 3 (Age 11-14)

This topic for Key Stage 3 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

Managing Online Information Lesson Plan for Key Stage 4 (Age 14-18)

This topic for Key Stage 4 helps students understand how online information is found, viewed and interpreted.

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