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Safety

Railway line safety.

This was on BBC TV Breakfast this morning, start of a campaign to warn of dangers of trespassing on the railway,

The railway is full of hidden dangers. When you trespass on the railway there are serious and catastrophic consequences for you, your loved ones, rail staff, and communities as a whole.

The campaign You vs Train – Harrison's Story – Network Rail

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UK Online Safety Bill

The draft of the new Online Safety Bill is now available.

The draft Online Safety Bill establishes a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online.

This bill is really important and has potential implications for anyone running online services. This bill aims to protect both adults, children and young people from online harms.

Update 17/3 BBC Article

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Data Detox Kit: Workshops

This looks like a really good resource, I will download and see what I can do with this. It could make a really good discussion topic at the Paignton Library STEM group.

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Alison Food Safety Course

Food Safety Knowledge – Basic Level Requirements -Revised

This  course  is  compiled  from  the  Food  Safety  Knowledge  Network's  Basic  Level Requirements for Food Manufacturers. The practices outlined in the course adhere to internationally  recognized  standards,  codes  of  practice,  and  guidelines  relating  to food,  food  production,  and  food  safety  recognized  by  the  WHO  (World  Health Organization) and United Nations. The topics covered include personal hygiene, water quality, product contamination control, and pest control.

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Enable children to feel safe – Review

Review of

HOW TO ENABLE CHILDREN TO FEEL SAFE SO THEY CAN FLOURISH

Having completed the course I decided to write a review on this. My previous post was a quick post to say that I undertook the course.

REVIEW

This course is presented by Pooky from Creative Education. Pooky has lots of experience and knowledge in this and related areas.

So the course has 4 main component areas:-

  • Emotional
  • Cognitive
  • Physical
  • Socially

Is is also worth mentioning that the course is really up to date as it mentions we are in the current Covid 19 pandemic.

Course is presented in 4 short vidoes on each of the above topic area, complemented by other videos, also by Pooky with some more specific advice on techniques.

So the course explains what is meant by each of the above areas, then looks at a view techniques we, as adults can use to help children but also help us reflect on our own experiences, in doing so this can feed in to how we help children.

EMOTIONAL SAFETY

This looks at how we can help children cope with different situations, that they make them feel scared or anxious, and how we can help them, that it is OK to feel scared and this is normal and it is good to talk about it

This is explored in a short video, which, while bite size, packs a lot of information and advice

Using an example of exams or tests the course looks at how children can refect on their feelings and put a plan in place if something goes wrong, for example you get to the exam and your mind goes blank, so the plan then could be perhaps some deep breathing to help you calm and refocus.

Interesting that, while not mentioned as practitioners we could perhas give examples of how in sport players may have a routine to go through prior to a game.

COGNITIVE SAFETY

This looks at how children need an environment that helps them develop by being

  • Safe to learn
  • Safe to try
  • Safe to make mistakes
  • Allows us to learn from mistakes

This is useful as children need to have freedom to try things out, make mistakes, and learn from these, it also encourages practitioners to learn along side the children so they also become learners,

Practitioners can be role models to set a good example, we all makes mistakes. The course also looks at how we can help children develop a 'joy for learning' by removing fear of failure children will keep trying and be able to reflect and move forward.

PHYSICAL SAFETY

This looks at the learning environment, not just the Health and Safety viewpoint but the fact children need to feel it is a safe environment, how we can help children feel they are safe through for example reassuring and talking to them

SOCIAL SAFETY

This looks at social skills, so children are able to interact with other children and adults in the environment, the barriers that may make this difficult for some children (SEN or not attending pre-school or example). Set out what they can expect, make these expectations clear, and what they should expect from adults (that they listen and act for example).

So this looks at how you may behave in different environments, or even different cultural expectations (not in the course but one example could be how we greet, do we take foot ware off) so it is important to have cultural awareness. What to do if you get something wrong.

As adults we can set the example and talk to children, we may reflect on our own experiences or knowledge. Children may worry about starting a new year with a new teacher so this will give them one less thing to worry about, one example could be not running in the corridor, but we may say the expectation would be to walk around the building. How we can help children could be through role play, for example so setting a table or in a kitchen, the role play could include washing hands (even if pretend) it enforces what is expected in that environment,

CONCLUSION

This is an excellent course, I have tired not to give too much away within this review, but give a few examples, there is much more advice within the course. There is a video early on that looks at how good enough is good enough. This is on Youtube, so I am going to share with the Open University group as this could be useful for students writing assignments.

This gives you the confidence to, and helps you let go. So that learners can submit their work and not keep making changes trying to strive for perfection.

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Creative Education Course – Enable children to feel safe

Just completed another course with Creative Education on Enabling Children to Feel Safe so They Can Flourish.

This could be really useful to me going forward and helping children feel confident while learning.

As with other recent training. I am doing this on my own initiative, hopefully it will help me in to work, other than that it will be most useful in quite a few activities.

Making Children Feel Safe

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Mastodon Privacy and safety

So today I am presenting 3 more videos on Mastodon.

Firstly a video on how to hide sentitive content, which is more of a safety feature.

It is probably a good idea to hide all media, as different people have different views on what is sensitive.

The second video allows you to do two things

  1. Not be indexed by search engines
  2. Hides who you follow, and who follows you.

While the third video looks at how to ensure your timeline,feed etc remain private and away from public view. This also means people would have to sign up to the Fediverse to see and commuicate with you.

This is also an important safety feature as it reduces the risk of stalking, you also need to keep activity private from perhaps employers, potential employers or other parties.

My Mastodon sign up blog post is here

#Mastodon,#safety,#privacy,#settings,#YearOfTheFediverse

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Mastodon – Settings.

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After using Mastodon for a while, I found that the federated feed moved so quickly, that it was difficult to select and block post if needed.

Investigating further and asking on irc (#mastodon) on Freenode I found a solution to this.

Firstly to slow down the feed go to the settings menu (the 3 horizontal bars) and under settings, select preferences

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From here, you can tick slow mode as illustrated above. By default on the instance I am using sensitive content is hidden. If this is not the case on your instance or you want to change this setting, then further down is the option for this:

hide sensitive content

Hopefully this brief post is helpful to people out there. If you need further help there is further technical and user support available.

Paul Sutton zleap on IRC and @zleap@qoto.org on Mastodon.

#mastrodon, #settings, #safety, #filters, #fediverse


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