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Even after thinking

I often find myself reminding people of the notion to think before you post. “Would you be happy if your Granny read that”, “is that really necessary” etc? I remind myself of the rule too – there are posts which I delete or rephrase on a daily basis. This post...

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eSafety Guidance for Schools

This blog was originally written by Adam Welch for ClassThink.Com   When Ofsted released an ‘Inspecting eSafety in Schools’ briefing document in 2012 it became clear that the matter had been recognised by the inspectorate as an important part of student’s well being and education.  Through consultation with outside agencies the...

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Online Alias vs. Real Names

The most observant followers I have on twitter soon noticed when I changed my name earlier this week.  Over the holiday I read ‘The Students Guide to an Epic Online Reputation … And Parents’ Too’ by @WayneDenner.  His book gives plenty of tips and ideas for people looking to build a...

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Google SSL Search

For those that aren’t aware, Google made an announcement earlier this month that seemed to go unnoticed for a little while – an announcement which has fairly serious repercussions for those involved in content filtering and monitoring.  Google have announced that from some point in December, all Google searches will...

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YouTube for Schools

YouTube its self needs no introduction, the video sharing site owned by google is one of the biggest single websites in the world today. It’s one of those sites that can be incredibly useful within school, but could also be huge distraction for students. Traditionally YouTube has been blocked for...

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Brand Building

You may not think of your identity as a brand, but one day you’ll want to market yourself to a new employer, university or customer.  Perhaps someone will spot your talent and sign you up for a five album deal.  Either way, your digital footprint needs to be managed or...