Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Internet Safety Questionnaire

In September 2006 SQA launched what was probably the world's first
Internet Safety qualification, consisting of a single Unit at
Intermediate 1. This qualification was aimed mainly at secondary school
and college students and has seen a substantial uptake from these groups.

However, there have been significant changes in Internet use since 2006,
particularly the increased use of Social Networking and the associated
dangers. A minor revision of the qualification was undertaken in late
2010, prior to having it accredited on QCF for use in England and Wales.

SQA is now proposing to carry out a major revision of the unit as used
in Scotland. I have been commissioned by them to research opinions
regarding the content of the revised qualification. To this end I would
be grateful if you could take some time to answer the following
questions at your earliest convenience. The questions should take only
a few minutes to answer. Your responses will have a major impact on
shaping the revised qualification.

The questionnaire can be found at:

Once the results have been analysed they will be published on the SQA Computing
blog and other sources.

Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any queries, or other
comments to make, or wish to suggest anyone else who ought to receive
this questionnaire, please email

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