Category: esafety

Online Safety & SEN 2: Why is it so important?

This is part 2 of the Online Safety & SEN series. In this blog I will look at why it is so important that our most vulnerable students are supported. What is it that makes students with special educational needs so vulnerable? I am primarily talking about those students with complex needs (ASD, SLD, PMLD,

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Online Safety & SEN 1: The Search for Research

Online Safety is essential. This is not up for argument. But what are the risks for children with special educational needs?

The Wellbeing Curriculum: Bett 2016

This is an extract from the presentation I gave at The Bett Exhibition on the 22nd January 2016. Links to the original Wellbeing Curriculum posts: Part 1 Part 2 It is our job to remove barriers to learning, in online safety it is often the curriculum that forms a barrier to meaningful learning. The fact

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Why We Need to Stop Saying “In Real Life’

This idea formed part of my Bett presentation. I am going to say that the phrase In Real Life. Often used to distinguish between online activity and activity in our tangible immediate physical surroundings. Should be retired. Audio version below. Please bear in mind whilst reading this that it is purely an idea. I feel

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Some More Safer Internet Day Resources #SID2016

More online safety Resources #SID2016

Online Safety   Here are some more resources to use with students who require symbol support for #SID2016 or general digital citizenship resources. They are in both PPT format and link to the widgit online site if you have a subscription. I have a second post here with a couple more ideas. A Communication/Discussion Board Here

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The First #SpEdSC: Summary

A Great Start to the first #SpEdSC – Special Education Slow Chat. How can we encourage student Voice, the story of the chat is outlined annoyingly in reverse order below. For a new chat I don’t think the stats are too bad. 49 users took part with 153 posts. There was some really positive support

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