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E-Safety and Data Security

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E-Safety and Data Security

Introduction

Information and Communications Technology in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, Schools need to build in the use of these technologies in order to arm our young people with the skills to access life-long learning and employment.

ICT covers a wide range of resources including; web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole. Currently the internet technologies young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

  • Websites
  • Learning Platforms and Virtual Learning Environments [VLE’s]
  • E-mail and Instant Messaging  Chat Rooms and Social Networking
  • Blogs and Wikis
  • Podcasting
  • Video Broadcasting
  • Music Downloading
  • Gaming
  • Laptops, Mobile/ Smart phones with text, video and/ or web functionality
  • Other mobile devices with web functionality