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That's Not Cool UK Council for Child Internet Safety UKCCIS achievements include: creating a family friendly internet and a code of practice (PDF, 29.8KB, 4 pages) drawn up by service providers following a consultation about parental internet controls providing advice for industry on effective internet safety messages (PDF, 242KB, 21 pages) they should be using providing advice for industry on social networking (PDF, 232KB, 54 pages) , moderation (PDF, 210KB, 44 pages) , search (PDF, 329KB, 30 pages) and chat (PDF, 242KB, 21 pages) creating summaries of a large body of internet safety research UKCCIS Board members Appointment process When vacancies arise, board members and other appropriate organisations are invited to make nominations, except in the case of government officials who are nominated by their departments. The final decision about who is appointed to the board is made by the joint ministerial chairs. Executive Board The UKCCIS Executive Board oversees the whole of the Council. UKCCIS Board meeting notes

Social Stories - Educate Autism Disclaimer | By: Gavin Cosgrave | Reading Time: 5.8 minutes “Social stories were developed in order to support individuals with autism to better cope with social situations." - Ali and Frederickson (2006, p. 355) What is a Social Story? A Social Story can be a written or visual guide describing various social interactions, situations, behaviours, skills or concepts and were introduced and described by Gray and Garand (1993). According to Gray (2010) ‘a Social Story describes a situation, skill, or concept in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses in a specifically defined style and format. Although they are a very common intervention option for children, there remains a call for more research into the effectiveness of social stories (Reynhout & Carter, 2009). Why Might Social Stories Work? Social Stories and Theory of Mind Having a theory of mind is a bit like being able to say you're able to “put yourself in another person’s shoes”. They used three steps:

Helpline - UK Safer Internet Centre Do you have a cyberbullying or digital safety concern? The Safer Internet Centre has been co-funded by the European Commission to provide a Helpline for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care. We provide support with all aspects of digital and online issues such as those which occur on social networking sites, cyber-bullying, sexting, online gaming and child protection online. The Helpline aims to resolve issues professionals face about themselves, such as protecting professional identity and reputation, as well as young people in relation to online safety. Where possible, queries will be responded to within 3 hours (during the office opening hours). It is primarily a signposting, advice, and mediation service, any urgent risk to children should be dealt with via normal safeguarding procedures. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Support the Helpline

Media and Technology Resources for Educators February 27, 2014 We are thrilled to announce the release of our entire Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum as a set of eight interactive, multimedia iBooks Textbooks, available for free in the iBooks Store... read more March 31, 2014 Imagine … a school district that is teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship lessons to 28,000 K-12 students, with 1,800 trained teachers. Is it possible? Last week, I hosted an inspiring webinar... read more Categories:

Young Kids Visit the Circus Roll up, roll up for the greatest show on earth...learn about online safety with Zippep and his circus friends. Have some fun! Have some fun in Silicon Deep with Hector and his friends. Hector's World LEGO ® Based Therapy Training Courses & Information - Building Skills LEGO®-based therapy is a structured, group intervention designed to help children learn and practise social skills. LEGO®-Based Therapy is a collaborative, play based social skills intervention for children with autism and related conditions. This site provides information about LEGO®-based therapy and details of training courses in the UK. Aims of LEGO®-based therapy LEGO®-based therapy aims to develop social competence through the development of social skills. Principles LEGO®-based therapy encourages children to interact with each other through collaborative play with construction toys; materials which are often highly motivating to children with autism and related conditions. Training LEGO®-based therapy is suitable for use in schools and community settings. 2017-2018 training dates October 17th 2017: London, Battersea Crowne Plaza SOLD OUT (Click here to add your name to the waiting list) January 15th 2018: Birmingham, Impact Hub February 5th 2018: Manchester, Doubletree by Hilton

Safe Connects | Net Literacy While 99% of all that happens on the net is positive and safe which is very similar to the real world, educating teens about Internet safety helps keep them safe and enables them to enjoy the riches available to them online. Safe Connects is differentiated from other Internet safety programs because students use “straight talk” to discuss topics that are important to teens. This program has established a “student-teaching-students-and-parents” model for school systems throughout America. Safe Connects Cyber Bullying PSA The Safe Connects online safety program is based on three premises: 1. 2. 3. Learn more about Safe Connects by clicking on the “What Is Safe Connects?”