With its virtually limitless content and opportunities, the internet has become so popular, we now carry it in our pockets to everywhere we go. However, its popularity and wide reach also brings about risks along with it. In a world where education is increasingly reliant on technology and online tools, it is essential that schools provide an online environment where students and staff can make the most of the internet while staying as safe as possible.
The eSafety Label+ MOOC aims to support education professionals to create an online safety strategy tailored to their school’s needs in order to ensure their pupils learn and interact in a safer digital environment. How will this be achieved? Through an introduction to the concept of ‘eSafety strategy’ and a thorough analysis of the schools’ strengths and shortcomings. As a participant, you will reflect upon and be better prepared to make informed decisions about a safer technological infrastructure, school policies and practices for your students. Moreover, the eSafety strategy developed throughout this MOOC will pave the way for your school to receive an eSafety Label, the European online safety accreditation service for schools!
Module 1: How to build an eSafety strategy - opens 21 October
Module 2: Identifying eSafety challenges at your school - opens 28 October
Module 3: Start building your strategy - opens 04 November
Module 4: Implementing and monitoring your strategy - opens 11