#265 – Internet Safety for Children
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What’s in this episode?
A little bit late to coincide with the official date in the UK calendar, Karine and Rose meet this week to discuss Internet Safety with Edurio’s Ernest Jenavs, and Natterhub’s Caroline Allams. The group will explore Edurio’s Autumn 2022 report on Pupil Safeguarding, the reaction to Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman’s ‘surprise’ over mobile phone use in-class, and discuss good technology role-modelling for young people.
Safer Internet Day 2023 took place on the 7th February, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, the celebration saw thousands of organisations involved to promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. In today’s episode, Karine and Rose explore what the practices of Internet Safety look like in the classroom and at home, in conversation with parents, carers, peers and grandparents, and with regard to children’s safety, privacy, their access to materials and apps, and with advice to prevent online abuse.
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An experienced educator, fuelled by compassion, empathy and a drive to provide pupils with meaningful learning opportunities, Caroline began her career in the UK, later teaching at international schools in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Hong Kong, where she became Assistant Headteacher at Kellett School at just 27. Inspired by her continued desire to make a real difference for children, Caroline wanted to tackle the issues around screen use and social media. Her philosophy is simply; education should have the child at the heart of everything that’s taught, and empathy needs to be high on the school agenda. Caroline passionately believes that wellbeing lies at the heart of personal success, in mimicry as a powerful route for learning, and that social media and its potential needs to be explicitly and positively modelled.
Ernest Jenavs – Cofounder, Edurio
Edurio helps private and public school groups improve the way they use stakeholder feedback. They are changing student, parent and teacher surveying from a data collection activity to a true driver of continuous school improvement. Ernest regularly speaks in international conferences and participate in OECD and European Commission working groups on school improvement and accountability. He is an active member of the Nordic and UK EdTech communities and advise a number of startups.
Rose Luckin – Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL, Founder, EDUCATE Ventures Research
Rosemary (Rose) Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab. She was named one of the 20 most influential people in education in the Seldon List, 2017. Rose is Founder of EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd., a London hub for start-ups, researchers and educators developing evidence-based educational technology. She is past president and current treasurer of the International Society for AI in Education and co-founder of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education.
Karine George – Former Headteacher, Chief Education Advisor, EDUCATE Ventures Research
An award-winning, future reimagining educationalist, Karine spent more than 20 years as headteacher in an ‘Outstanding’ Oftsed-rated school, She is an active research practitioner and ties research, business and education together to transform leadership and pedagogy. An advocate for technology’s support of 21st century teaching and learning, she has reported on its use to the DfE, penned numerous articles on educational issues and was a contributing author for ‘Sustainable School Transformation: an inside-out school-led approach’.
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