24 hours late, but yesterday was Safer Internet Day, an event aimed at promoting "safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people." In the UK, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) took the lead by producing an animation for young children with the theme 'Think Before You Post', and has also been collaborating with Microsoft on a special version of Internet Explorer to give parents and children easy access to useful advice and information.

By coincidence, yesterday also saw the publication of The Safe Use of New Technologies, a short research report from Ofsted. Among it's conclusions is the claim that: "Pupils given a greater degree of freedom to surf the internet at school are less vulnerable to online dangers in the long-term."


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