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Mark Dinsdale
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Mark Dinsdale

Merton, GB
Provide training for Primary and Secondary parents and years 5 & 6 moving onto secondary school. Happy to provide bespoke training and the Think U Know training at the Chaucer Centre.

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Schools ICT eSafety Advisor
Qualifications:
  • CEOP Ambassador
  • ThinkUKnow Trainer
Working for:
London Borough of Sutton ( www.merton.gov.uk/learning/training-development/pdc.htm )

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 38
  • Followers 9
  • Follows 4
  • Votes given 0
  • Votes received 21
Questions Answers Comments Votes
26Feb
How can kids get appropriate news?

**First News** is a great newspaper - the issues are not sensitive, and it reports on many stories, You will be able to find it on the Internet, and ...

15Feb
Should you let your child free on YouTube?

Ruth Arnold: "YouTube is without doubt a fantastic resource, BUT I think it's also entirely unsuitable for kids to use unsupervised." I agree fully ...

15Feb
How can you stop children giving their online passwords to their friends?

Treat your password like your Toothbrush - don't give to anybody else - we often get primary pupils giving away their passwords and it results in ...

13Feb
I want to teach my child to program, how do I start?

A Rasberry Pi would be a good idea!

11Feb
Do you let your toddler use your smartphone whenever they want?

Yes, I'd think the radiation from a smart-phone would cause problems for young people, especially when they are 1.5 years old. We often see people in ...

11Feb
How can I start a conversation with my child to find out if they're being cyberbullied?

Use straight-forward language, and ask them if they are being Cyberbullied. If they are I can present a film (in Sutton) which which highlights the ...

07Feb
How can parents handle cyberbullying by other parents?

There is a Childnet video (which cost £7) which includes lots of bad language and nasty messages sent to Joe. There are cameos for every person in ...

06Feb
What are good rules for computer use in the home?

Always supervise the computer - make sure it's in the living room so that you can see the Facebook (lots of children log onto Facebook, but under age ...

05Feb
Should we snoop on our children’s online activity?

As an eSafety Advisor I will snoop on my child's iPad Touch - we bought him a Kindle for Christmas and he does not know who updated it but the word ...

04Feb
Do you let your children take tablets or phones to bed at night?

No, the DS and the iPod Touch stay downstairs because my 8 year-old frequently receives messages on the iPod Touch which wakes him up. The iPod Touch ...

25Jan
Should social media be taught in high school?

Facebook is available lots of secondary schools but they should not be using it until they are 13 (Based on American Advertising Laws). If they have ...

23Jan
Is there a place in secondary schools for students to use their own mobile devices to enhance their learning?

Yes, 2 schools in Sutton use mobile devices to include devices in their remit to enhance their understanding of mobile devices. They tend to use ...

21Jan
Do you feel comfortable about children's game sites using Facebook Connect as a sign-on?

No - I don't think that fits well with password changes - if they use the same password for all game sites I think that the password will get out ...

18Jan
Should I let my 11-year-old take a phone to school?

Generally speaking - I would let a secondary school pupil take a phone to school (although they can be banned in secondary schools). It can be useful ...

14Jan
Did your kids ever use MSN?

I always advise turning the chat log on so that parents can see what they are talking about. MSN - I always advise parents that have the chat-logs ...

08Jan
How do you strike the balance when it comes to technology?

My son has just bought an iPad Touch and he uses it all the time, I'm a bit concerned that he will be using it on YouTube and will be downloading ...

21Dec
Is the Christmas TV guide a thing of the past?

Not when you've got a Tivo.

21Dec
Which music subscription/streaming service is best for children and teens?

I'd have to agree with that - Spotify is the only music player I can get on my PC without downloading iTtunes, which was sent to me by Jim Gamble of ...

Q: How can kids get appropriate news?

A: **First News** is a great newspaper - the issues are not sensitive, and it reports on many stories, You will be able to find it on the Internet, and ...

4 years ago

Q: Should you let your child free on YouTube?

A: Ruth Arnold: "YouTube is without doubt a fantastic resource, BUT I think it's also entirely unsuitable for kids to use unsupervised." I agree fully ...

4 years ago

Q: How can you stop children giving their online passwords to their friends?

A: Treat your password like your Toothbrush - don't give to anybody else - we often get primary pupils giving away their passwords and it results in ...

4 years ago

Q: I want to teach my child to program, how do I start?

A: A Rasberry Pi would be a good idea!

4 years ago

Q: Do you let your toddler use your smartphone whenever they want?

A: Yes, I'd think the radiation from a smart-phone would cause problems for young people, especially when they are 1.5 years old. We often see people in ...

4 years ago

Q: How can I start a conversation with my child to find out if they're being cyberbullied?

A: Use straight-forward language, and ask them if they are being Cyberbullied. If they are I can present a film (in Sutton) which which highlights the ...

4 years ago

Q: How can parents handle cyberbullying by other parents?

A: There is a Childnet video (which cost £7) which includes lots of bad language and nasty messages sent to Joe. There are cameos for every person in ...

4 years ago

Q: What are good rules for computer use in the home?

A: Always supervise the computer - make sure it's in the living room so that you can see the Facebook (lots of children log onto Facebook, but under age ...

4 years ago

Q: Should we snoop on our children’s online activity?

A: As an eSafety Advisor I will snoop on my child's iPad Touch - we bought him a Kindle for Christmas and he does not know who updated it but the word ...

4 years ago

Q: Do you let your children take tablets or phones to bed at night?

A: No, the DS and the iPod Touch stay downstairs because my 8 year-old frequently receives messages on the iPod Touch which wakes him up. The iPod Touch ...

4 years ago

Q: Should social media be taught in high school?

A: Facebook is available lots of secondary schools but they should not be using it until they are 13 (Based on American Advertising Laws). If they have ...

4 years ago

Q: Is there a place in secondary schools for students to use their own mobile devices to enhance their learning?

A: Yes, 2 schools in Sutton use mobile devices to include devices in their remit to enhance their understanding of mobile devices. They tend to use ...

4 years ago

Q: Do you feel comfortable about children's game sites using Facebook Connect as a sign-on?

A: No - I don't think that fits well with password changes - if they use the same password for all game sites I think that the password will get out ...

4 years ago

Q: Should I let my 11-year-old take a phone to school?

A: Generally speaking - I would let a secondary school pupil take a phone to school (although they can be banned in secondary schools). It can be useful ...

4 years ago

Q: Did your kids ever use MSN?

A: I always advise turning the chat log on so that parents can see what they are talking about. MSN - I always advise parents that have the chat-logs ...

4 years ago

Q: How do you strike the balance when it comes to technology?

A: My son has just bought an iPad Touch and he uses it all the time, I'm a bit concerned that he will be using it on YouTube and will be downloading ...

4 years ago

Q: Is the Christmas TV guide a thing of the past?

A: Not when you've got a Tivo.

4 years ago

Q: Which music subscription/streaming service is best for children and teens?

A: I'd have to agree with that - Spotify is the only music player I can get on my PC without downloading iTtunes, which was sent to me by Jim Gamble of ...

4 years ago

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