Encouraging good online and technology security?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Everyone has part to play when it comes to online and device security. It is often the case that the greatest vulnerability in a network is that of human error. Everyone makes mistakes, but taking time to work together with others to create strong passwords, secure devices and agree which online […]

Respecting copyright online?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Copyright protects a person or organisation’s work and stops others from using it without their permission. Copyright automatically applies when someone creates original literary and non-literary works such as books, movies, videos, images, songs/music, video games and software. If someone copies or uses the work of someone else without permission, the […]

Fact checking online content?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours There are websites dedicated to fact checking news, stories and rumours that have been shared online, as well as claims made by politicians, organisations and celebrities. These websites help explain whether or claim/story is accurate, misleading or false. They also explain the reasons why this is the case, and link to […]

Filtering, monitoring and parental controls?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Filtering software allows you to control which types of websites, content and services can be accessed on your internet connection. It can be used to block access to sites that contain content such as adult content, gambling, drugs and depictions of death. Filtering software can be installed on each device required […]

Positive online behaviours?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Showing respect for others is as important online as it is offline. Regardless of who a child communicates with, respectful communication can always include politeness, kindness and an appreciation that others may not think or feel the same as you do. At this age, children can most easily show positive behaviour […]

Getting help with concerns about online contact?

Positive and Proactive Behaviours Many online services (such as games and social media) have settings that can be used to manage contact from other users. These include privacy settings, block/mute settings and reporting tools. Reporting tools can be used to make a service aware of users who are behaving inappropriately. This includes any contact from […]