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ICT Awards for Cornwall School Children 2017

It's that wonderful time of year again when we join our schools in the celebration of student's achievements.  It's lovely to hear about their hard work, dedication and passion and we want to ensure this is recognised and rewarded, especially in the field of IT.

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Free 'Esafety event for Parents' - 10th Feb

Know how to protect your children on the internet

You're invited to attend an important event that is free to all parents who want to keep up-to-date with esafety - ensuring your children are safe online. 

When: Tuesday 10th February at 6pm

Where: St Mary's School, Mongleath Road, Falmouth, TR11 4PW

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Will Google search changes leave your students vulnerable?

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How to ensure new search engine changes don't leave your students at risk...

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You may have heard that Google will be making some changes to their search engine forcing all Google searches to use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption.  We expect other search engines such as Yahoo, will follow in their path over the coming months and make similar changes.

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School Tech Show for Cornwall 2015

Exciting News!
It's back this Summer
Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Your own mini-BETT show on your doorstep! 

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NCI success story- Marlborough School rated OFSTED 'Outstanding'

Congratulations to all staff and pupils at Marlborough Primary School...

for joining the elite group of schools to receive the top Ofsted rating under its new grading system - we're so proud of you!

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NCI rescued Calstock School from lost internet

 Calstock School's superfast rescue by the NCI team ended their 2 weeks downtime without internet

Calstock Community Primary School lost their internet connection and were stuck without access for over 2 weeks when their provider failed to reconnect them. 

NCI Technologies came to the immediate rescue when Calstock School contacted them having received a positive referral from one of NCI’s school clients.  Andy Trish, Education Director at NCI, met promptly with the School Secretary and Head Teacher to discuss the options and presented them with details of the advanced Netsweeper web filtering and reporting system which adheres to Ofsteds ‘outstanding’ guidelines for E-Safety.

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Teens aged 14 and 15 most at risk online

McAfee and Anti-bullying alliance found...

Teenagers aged 14 and 15 are most likely to be at risk from harm on the internet, according to research.

A tenth of them have been approached by an adult stranger online and half had then sent the stranger inappropriate material.

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The danger in sending photos from your phone

Anyone who sees your digital photos, can trace your whereabouts and your children's too!

The latest phones on the market now compete to have the best cameras and video facilities.  Each device having bigger storage capacity and unlimited access to the internet with great links to social media sites such as facebook, Twitter etc.  But have you considered the dangers associated with sending photo's from a mobile phone?

You may have seen programmes where the police have tracked peoples movements by their phone records, or you may simply use a map feature to find your way around town.  Nearly every mobile device on the market today has a GPS feature that most of us never consider configuring.

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Awards for ICT & E-safety Students

School pupils to be awarded ICT Student of Year and E-Safety Champions

This year we will reward two outstanding pupils per school for their achievements in ICT throughout 2013.

As part of our managed ICT services to schools throughout Cornwall and the UK, we have provided schools with an ICT Student of the Year Award and also a Best E-Safety Student rosette to present to their star pupils.

Andy Trish, Education Director says;

‘Supporting ICT education and child safety is the heart of what we do, so witnessing and rewarding the achievements of pupils is truly inspiring’.

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South West Finalists for National ESET Cybersmart Awards 2013

Thank You everyone for voting for us...   

We were absolutely thrilled to have received such a fantastic public voting response to our entry for the ESET CyberSmart Awards and such great feedback on our newly launched resource site esafetymatters.com.

 

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The ESET CyberSmart Awards is the UK’s first competition to recognise individuals and organisations in the UK that are working on projects to keep people secure online – meaning we can all enjoy the benefits of the Internet in a safe way. Our entry also highlighted the presentations our Director, Andy Trish has delivered over the last 12 months, on the dangers of the internet to over a hundred schools in Cornwall alone. Andy has spoken to primary and secondary school children at the various stages of their internet learning experiences and also delivered workshops for their parents/carers.

Many thanks for all your votes which secured our place as Finalists for the South West, and we were invited alongside 11 other finalists nationwide to the Award Ceremony at the Birmingham Science Museum.  The panel of judges from ESET, UK Safer Internet Centre and the Daily Telegraph selected the overall winner and 2 runners up to receive awards and grant funding to develop their projects in the community.

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Is your child really safe online? – Free talk for Parents/carers

NCI Technologies Ltd are joining forces with Penryn College Cornwall this month to raise awareness about the dangers of the internet and how to stay safe online, through a series of talks to parents, pupils and the wider community.

Andy Trish, NCI’s Director of Education and NSPCC Childline Schools Service Programme Volunteer has been talking to all pupils at Penryn College this week to raise their awareness of the dangers on the internet and who to talk to if they are worried or need help. The important topics of cyber-bullying, grooming, sexting, identity theft and phishing are covered through powerful child-centred videos, and pupils can volunteer to take part in an ‘every person matters’ role play to highlight the effects of bullying.

Andy advises “A parent or teacher who understands the dangers and takes an interest in the child's virtual life is much more likely to build that trust relationship that is so needed if things go wrong”.

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What happens on the web in 30 seconds?

A mere snippet of time, not nearly enough to read this news item and yet the superfast world of the net has clocked up a staggering amount of connections and data from us, by us and about us.  How then, are we protecting ourselves from being so exposed?

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Addition of e-safety to primary school curriculum would be breakthrough for children

Today, the Government has proposed changes to the national curriculum including adding e-safety to the primary school (KS1 and KS2) national curriculum.  This is great news as addressing issues such as cyber-bullying and e-safety at this early age can help protect children as they increase their use of the internet and social networking throughout their school years.

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