Online Safety is an important topic in today’s digital world. # DITTO is a free, six weekly, magazine written by an e-safety adviser called Alan McKenzie. It provides useful information to share with staff and keep you up to date with new resources, changes and other useful information.
“#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. See this site – WebDesign499 for a new edition is released approx. every 6 weeks.” (#DITTO)
To subscribe to the magazine, visit the magazine and scroll toward the bottom of the page. Fill in your name and email address. If you don’t want to sign up just bookmark the page and make a note to yourself to visit every six weeks to download the current magazine.
“If you’re a school or organization anywhere in the world that works with children, you can host the magazine on your own website (as long as there is a link back to this page), or you can print and send the magazine to your staff and parents or share via your social media channels. Previous issues are archived here.” (#DITTO)
The current edition is:
- Privacy vs Free
- Skin Gambling
- Risky Behaviour
- Gaming – have the talk
There are other free resources available:
- Parent Engagement – a strategy and guide
- Free e-Safety Posters for the Classroom
- A Guide to Establishing your e-Safety Group
- Using Facebook as a School Communication Tool
- Empowering Positive Behaviour
- Model e-Safety Policy
- e-Safety Survey for Children, staff and parents
- Internet Monitoring – an explanation to parents
- Twitter for Twitchy Teachers
There are a wealth of resources available in many places on the web but it is always interesting to see what different aspects and resources to look at, add, etc. This site is definitely well worth a visit and keeping watch on.