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Posted on October 13th 2017
Online Safety and 'Digital Tattoos' Sessions
Students attended an interactive presentation this week by Mr Jonathan Taylor (MSc), a social media and online safety consultant, who provided information, advice and guidance on staying safe online.
Each year attended a slightly adapted presentation geared to their interests and needs, with Jonathan providing both information on how they can reduce the risks of being online and also how they can use technology and the internet to their advantage.
Jonathan emphasised how we can take control of our digital tattoos (digital reputations) by promoting our positive achievements and work, which is likely to aid our future opportunities.
Our recent whole-school PSHE topic week focused on online safety and how we portray ourselves online, which was reiterated by Jonathan’s presentations, as he emphasised how employers often use social media sites to obtain information on candidates prior to inviting them for an interview.
Considerate and cautious
Students said they found the sessions useful in providing ways in which they can improve their safety online, and how to be more considerate and cautious about what we share online. Parents, governors and staff were also invited to attend an after school session where they were provided with useful advice on how we can all try and promote safer practice online and promote this to children and young people.
The day was hugely beneficial to all and feedback has been really positive from students, staff, parents and governors. Thank you to Jonathan and all who attended. Please do visit Jonathan’s website if anyone would like further information.