One of the most useful sites for getting across internet safety principals, is Childnet International.
They produce the excellent Know IT All resources, some excellent support for parents re internet safety, the ZCards on internet safety tips for primary and secondary students, ChatDanger, which looks at the potential problems with online interactive services, and much, much more…To quote from their excellent Digizen site: “Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognising and dealing with online hazards. It’s about building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information, and about being internet savvy – using your online presence to grow and shape your world in a safe, creative way, and inspiring others to do the same”.
One of the elements that it is hard to get across to children is the importance of copyright when it comes to music. It is so easy to share and multiply recordings these days and so easily avoid paying and, therefore, supporting artists.
Childnet’s Young People, Music and the Internet pages are comprehensive and really useful when discussing issues with students.
The Childnet leaflet “A GUIDE FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS ABOUT DIGITAL MUSIC AT HOME, AT SCHOOL AND ON THE GO” can be downloaded for free HERE
The ProMusic site is also full of useful and well presented information regarding digital music copyright and more.
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