Tag Archives: Security

New Guidance for Schools on Cloud Software Services and the Data Protection Act

The Department for Education has published a new advice and information document regarding Cloud (educational apps) software services and the Data Protection Act. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools understand some of the key principles and … Continue reading

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CEOP issue Snapchat hack advice

CEOP have issued a blog post on the Think U Know site about the recent Snapchat hack press coverage that has been reported in a variety of media outlets over the last few days. The post contains a useful summary … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Challenge – Inspiring the next generation

The National Crime Agency have partnered with the Cyber Security Challenge Schools programme to help create a series of innovative learning tools and teaching resources to raise awareness of the exciting careers in cyber security and develop practical skills in … Continue reading

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The Information Commissioner’s Office updates Data Protection Guidance for Education

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have updated their guidance for education settings (July 2014) regarding data protection. The update includes a useful video aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, school business managers and school governors. It discusses data protection and freedom … Continue reading

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New ICO Blog Post – “Keeping parents informed: what schools need to consider when using email”

The ICO Blog has recently posted a very useful blog which highlights some points for schools to consider when communicating with parents via email. The blog post looks at safeguarding and security challenges regarding using email to communicate with parents, … Continue reading

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New Facebook Graph Search Guide from Childnet

Childnet International has produced a new guide to help users understand changes and important steps to take following Facebook’s announcement that they are beginning to roll out the new Graph Search feature in the UK.   It’s essential to share … Continue reading

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