e-Safety Dates for the Diary 2011

Data Protection Day and Safer Internet Day 2011

 Data Protection Day 2011

Data Protection day is the 28th January 2011. Data Protection Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through our unique personal information.  In this online and networked world, our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories are stored as so many bits and bytes, we have to ask – who is collecting all of this – what are they doing with it  – with whom are they sharing it?  Most of all, people are know asking ‘How can I protect my information from being misused?’  These are reasonable questions to ask and we should all want to know the answers. To find out more (including links to lesson plans and resources altough most are American based at present) and to register your interest please visit http://dataprivacyday2011.org/


As soon as more information and material becomes available, this blog will be updated


Safer Internet Day 2011

The new Safer Internet Centre starts on 1st January 2011, and is made up of Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning, and the Internet Watch Foundation. Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness, and Childnet want to make Safer Internet Day (SID) a collaborative event, where all of the networks work together to build up a momentum to ensure that SID has the greatest impact on the audience as possible.

 Safer Internet Day is on 8th February 2011 and the theme this year is ‘Virtual Lives’, with the strap line ‘It’s more than a game, it’s your life’.

 The European coordinator of the network of Awareness centres and Safer Internet Day, INSAFE, is developing some content that will be shared and available for use on the day. This includes:

  • A banner advert, which is due to be ready by the end of October
  • A toolkit, which is also due to be ready by the end of October
  • A short film clip (about 15-30 seconds long) which will be ready in November.

The UK Safer Internet Centre will have a number of resources available for the day, and in advance of the Day:

 For Primary:

  • 5 quick lesson ideas
  • A lesson plan
  • Only a game‘ Primary drama activity
  •  Know IT All for Primary 
  • The Safer Internet Centre will list other resources and events happening relevant for this age on the Safer Internet Centre website.

For Secondary:

  • 5 quick lesson plan ideas
  • A lesson plan
  • Digizen game 
  • Safer Internet Day event for 16-18s
  • Know IT All for Secondary toolkit with lesson plans and accompanying resources
  • The Safer Internet Centre will list other resources and events happening relevant for this age on the Safer Internet Centre website.

The website for the Safer Internet centre is www.saferinternet.org.uk and the site is currently under construction. It will outline the new SIC, the plans and resources from SIC and other stakeholders, and will include a map of activities.

If you have any further questions about any of this, or want to discuss your plans, do get in touch with the esafety officer either via email or this blog, or contact the Safer Internet Centre.We will keep you posted on plans and resources as they become available, and it would be great to hear from Schools in Kent about any plans.

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