EST E Safety Training

The Danger of Strangers Online

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EST- E- Safety Awareness

On Thursday 4th July, Castle View students from across all year groups observed a presentation from EST on E-Safety Training, tackling issues such as the exploitation of children online, with a particular focus on social networks and apps. The presentation, delivered by former police officers ‘the 2 Johns’, offered students an insight into the ever-evolving world of social media, including popular apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and ones that parents are arguably less familiar with such as TikTok, Twitch and Omegle. Through the use of real world examples and a powerful short film to illustrate the consequences of inappropriate conduct and how this can be shared due to the rise of modern technology, students were led to understand that the concept of ‘Stranger Danger’ has increasingly different connotations in the 21st Century. Students commented that the film was “particularly effective”, and that the long-term implications were “far more serious than they would have imagined” for people involved in taking and sharing inappropriate images. A session for parents and professionals after school was also provided, with a focus on the Dark Web, designed to enlighten the local community on how young people are targeted through their online activity. Anyone seeking further information on this subject is advised to visit the EST website at www.esafetytraining.org


David Gray - Castleview School Academy

15th July 2019

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