Friday, March 24, 2006

Welcome to the Internet safety blog

Welcome to the Internet safety blog. This blog will record the development of a new qualification relating to the safe use of the Internet.

Safety concerns have frequently been in the news so SQA has decided to develop a new qualification in this area. It's hoped that the qualification will be of interest to a large number of people - including school pupils, parents, librarians, adults working with children and other Internet users who want to know how to use the Internet safely and legally (which includes a growing number of silver surfers).

We're aiming to produce more than a qualification. In partnership with other organisations, we hope to develop a complete curricular package to support learners - including online assessment material. Given the intended audience for this new award, it seems natural that this material should be digital so the entire qualification and all of the support material will be available online. In fact, Internet Safety will be SQA's first entirely digital qualification.

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