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Regional Support Centre for Northern Ireland (RSCni)
Queen's University Belfast
14 Lennoxvale
Belfast, BT9 5BY

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Welcome to the Regional Support Centre of Northern Ireland site for e-safety

We intend to populate this site with web links to help inform and advise on how to stay safe online.  If you know of any tips that would help keep children and adults safe online, please let us know and we will add it here:

Social networking 


Social networking Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal messages.  As the popularity of these social sites grows, so do the risks of using them. Hackers, spammers, virus writers, identity thieves, and other criminals follow the traffic.



The virtual world opens up new opportunities for learning and creativity, but it also means thinking ahead for new risks. This section sets out basic good practice for keeping learners safe.

Becta have launched a new Safeguarding area on their web site, which has self evaluation tools, example policy and procedures, etc, that can be used for FE, teaching staff, governors, parents and students.

e-Learning and e-safety course:

The course aims to introduce tutors/managers to the issues involved in making information technology safe for learners - whether they are children, young people or adults – Course is hosted and run by RSC East Midlands.

Social Networking Advice

Social Networking Advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) pages for young people – aimed at helping you protect your personal information.

Excellence Gateway e-Safety theme

This Excellence Gateway content theme explores how organisations can protect learners and staff from risk of misuse of new technologies, while making the most of what they offer.

BBC Campaign - bullyproof yourself and stamp out online bullying

"Radio 1 and 1Xtra have joined up with some big social networking sites to help young people protect themselves from online bullying.  Click to watch stars' tips on feeling confident and find out how to protect yourself.

Online Basics - Free Internet Information

JISC Legal: Top Ten e-Safety Tips

JISC Legal have  published a handy 'Top Ten e-Safety Tips' guidance document. The purpose of the guidance is to serve as a quick reminder of the main areas to be addressed when thinking about meeting your organisations e-Safety duty.

This guidance can be accessed in Word and PDF formats.

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