THIS PAGE IS CREATED TO TAKE ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF eSAFETY RULES DURING PROJECT ACTIVITIES.
eTwinning offers a safe platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. Teachers who register in eTwinning are checked by the National Support Service (NSS) and are validated in order to use all the eTwinning features.
However, there are issues relating to working on the internet in a safe and secure way, that everybody, teachers and students alike should be aware of and be equipped for to the benefit of all, from online buying to the publication of images. Every citizen in today’s world is also a citizen of the digital world and needs to understand what the rights and responsibilities of being a digital citizen are.
HERE ARE SOME OF FAQ:
Is consent of parents recommended if the pupils work exclusively in the closed area of the TwinSpace?
It is always good to inform parents about the work in eTwinning as in that way you let them know what you are doing with your students.
Does eTwinning offer sample forms for parents to give permission for the filming and taking of photographs relating to eTwinning project work?
No. But we have just created one and uploaded into the materials section.
What is the security for images?
Are they visible to anyone outside the Twinspace?
No. all the materials are private. The teachers can define to whom the page will be visible.
Can I use whatever picture I like from the Internet in my project (on TwinSpace)?
No, You can use only free commercial free photos.