Safer Internet Day 2016

A collection of tweets and links for Safer Internet Day 2016.

As School Librarians, we spend a large proportion of our working lives showing young people how to discover, access and safely make use of information in all formats, so online safety is an integral part of our role. NLC schools might be on holiday, but ideally, our advice and influence continues to keep pupils safe online whether they’re in school or at home.

SQA supports Safer Internet Day 2016 – Courses available for young people in schools

UK Safer Internet Centre coordinate Safer Internet Day in the UK

UK Safer Internet Center – Education Packs contain plenty material including a collection of useful videos, including those below (which are ironically restricted via YouTube but available through Vimeo).

Play your part

Tamanna’s Story

Jessica’s Wish

Online quiz from the Open University: Are you a safe sharer?
Not sure I agree with all of their analyses. Watch before sharing onwards as this is aimed at adults.

Advice on passwords from Get Safe Online

Categories: Developing the Young Workforce, Health and Well-Being, Information Literacy, Learning and Teaching, Resources, Social Media, Technology, Twitter | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Today in a Scottish School Library

tiassl2Today in a Scottish School Library (TIASSL for short) is a Twitter account that collates information from School Libraries and School Librarians across Scotland.

TIASSL helps all of us to share news and good practice across authorities and builds a  collection of material that we can use to advocate for School Libraries in Scotland. Since being set up in November, there are over 100 followers and over 1100 tweets.

TIASSL can be read at or click on Tweet Tunnel and type in TIASSL. You do not need a Twitter account to view it.

Material includes class reports, discussions, meetings, special events, news, discoveries, author visits, cataloguing, projects, recommendations, photographs and images, competitions, funding information, collaborations with other staff, advocacy, showing off, daft stuff, interdisciplinary learning, school trips, extra-curricular activities and perhaps most importantly, the normal day-to-day, period by period, management of the School Library.

You can submit to TIASSL in two ways:

1. if you have a Twitter account, just add @TIASSL to your tweets

2. if you do not have a Twitter account, you can email tiasslnews @ (removing the spaces from the address). Contributions should be 140 characters and include your school/library name.

TIASSL also seeks out Twitter accounts of school libraries from across Scotland and retweets their existing posts. As a result, there are contributions from School Librarians in North Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Falkirk, Aberdeenshire, Stirlingshire, North Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Angus, Perth and Kinross, West, Mid and East Lothian and Shetland (with an honourable mention for a former School Librarian, now English teacher, in South Lanarkshire :-))

Many thanks to everyone that already follows and contributes to sharing the amazing work of School Librarians across Scotland.

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