eSafety and eTwinning

  • A: eSafety in eTwinning and the TwinSpace

  • Q1: 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 the students. In case there are parents who feel reluctant to allow you to work online in the TwinSpace, you can create a visitors account so parents can see some of the activities you organise with their children. It is also important to agree with your eTwinning partner(s) that all photos will stay only in the TwinSpace and he/she won’t use them without your permission e.g. for presentations, for the school website etc.

    For further information, have a look at the eTwinning code of conduct.

  • Q2: Does eTwinning offer sample forms for parents to give permission for the filming and taking of photographs relating to eTwinning project work?

    No, eTwinning does not offer such a form. Given that every country follows specific rules, it corresponds with national policies.

    Consult your National Support Service (NSS) for further information.

  • Q3: What is the security for images? Are they visible to anyone outside the Twinspace?

    By default no. All material (i.e. files, images, etc.) are private. The teacher who shares these material in the different pages can define to whom the page will be visible.

  • Q4: Can I use whatever picture I like from the Internet in my project (on TwinSpace)?

    Common online rules imply to all platforms, including the TwinSpace. You can use only free for commercial use photos. (more information in Section B3)

  • Q5: What kind of liability issues arise when running a public TwinSpace?

    The same as for all public sites. You should have the permission from parents if you have pictures of the students. You should avoid having the whole name of the students. Instead of Mary Brown – Mary B. Moreover, you need to consult your eTwinning partner(s) to agree on a common approach in this regard.
    For further information, have a look at the eTwinning code of conduct.

  • 12.11.2018
    Are you unsure about the content you post?

    This decision tree resource has been created addressing online issues young people may encounter online, such as online bullying, queries they might have regarding posting content and their online friendships. The infographic is available in English, you can find it available in other languages here.

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