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15 Nov 2017

Introducing Smoothwall’s exclusive report - The Digital Curriculum: How to prepare tomorrow's teachers for today’s technology

Over the last decade, digital technology has revolutionised the learning environment and drastically changed how children are educated.

The widespread availability of mobile and desk-based devices means that teachers and pupils are now able to interact with each other in ways that weren’t previously possible. But there is a distinct lack of awareness of the online safety issues that come alongside the adoption of such technology.

After speaking to teachers, parents and pupils of all ages over the last year, the lack of knowledge surrounding online safety is alarming and is apparent that it’s a subject which is   being openly brushed under the carpet and ignored. With many young people using various platforms to extend bullying outside of the classroom, for the safety and wellbeing of pupils, this is an issue which needs to be addressed.

In light of this, we have commissioned this exclusive research to discover how big the issue really is and what can be done to help tackle it.Our special report discovers that as instances of cyberbullying and the viewing of inappropriate material in the classroom is at an all-time high, teachers are calling for more support to help with online safety issues.

The findings also reveal that cyberbullying in schools has increased by 37% in the last year, with 2 in 3 teachers identifying cyberbullying as their biggest concern. But the findings aren’t all negative; the introduction of technology within education has brought increased efficiency for teachers and higher engagement amongst pupils.

Delving into the impact technology has within education, our report explores the increasing pressures faced by teachers to deal with cyberbullying and radicalisation in the classroom. Topics include:

  • The positive impact of technology in schools
  • The risks of a digitally transformed classroom
  • Making online safety a shared responsibility
  • Plus much more!

For more information and to download your free copy, click here. If you have any thoughts of any of the topics raised within this report, let us know on Twitter by using #TheDigitalCurriculum.

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