This year E-Safety Live will be a little different – and more local to you!
We are now a little over halfway through our Online Safety Briefing programme - a 2 year programme that will see over 120 sessions right across all the corners of the UK.
So far, in our first year, at the 60+ briefings, we’ve welcomed over 2,000 people, typically teachers, and Local Authoritys or child protection professionals.
What are Online Safety Briefings?
These are sessions which last for a maximum of 2 hours (that are free to attend) where we skim the surface of such a broad range of online safety subjects, changes, research and resources; downloading as much information as we possibly can – a briefing session in its truest sense.
Everyone then has access to an online resource area with links to all the materials we reference so they can investigate the bits that are relevant to them. We also signpost sources of help and support too.
These briefings are primarily aimed at senior leaders and those with a safeguarding responsibility but also to anyone working with children and young people.
Why are these briefings important?
E-Safety is one of those areas of safeguarding that never seems desperately important until things go wrong; only then do a host of authorities appear to point out the massive gaps that you missed. The recent Serious Case Review at a North Somerset First School where a member of staff had been systematically abusing children over a period of time clearly identified the glaring gaps in online safeguarding that in hindsight are so obvious but at the time, obviously didn’t register as a cause for concern - continue reading...
Each session will include the following updates
- Latest technology overview; opportunities and threats
- Latest research conclusions
- Ofsted frameworks (England venues)
- Legislation update (England and Wales)
- Latest tools and resources
- Follow up
- Question and Answers
The Schedule will grow significantly over time as we confirm venues to hold events. The total is hoped to reach some 100 events and cover the entire nation.
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