360 Early Years announced as Bett award winner

24 Mar 2022 UK SIC

360 Early Years was announced as the winner of the Early Years – Digital Product of Service category at the Bett awards last night. The ceremony that took place last night in London, saw leading organisations within the education sector celebrate the products, services and technologies that are leading the way for schools and other organisations.

360 Early Years

360 Early Years was built from the already established work from our partners at SWGfL with the 360 tool. This tool alone has assisted over 14,000 schools in helping them to develop their online safety policy and practice with progress monitoring and accreditation at the end. Now, 360 Early Years is more specific to early years’ settings, applying guidance for those age groups and towards the staff and volunteers that work with them.

Judges from BETT commented:

This was a useful tool for the early years sector with the potential for wide-reaching application beyond the traditional classroom.  The judges liked that the product builds on an established and proven technology while adapted specifically to this learning phase

David Wright (Director of UK Safer Internet Centre)

With tools like 360 Early Years, we are looking to bring online safety to the forefront of discussion and practice. With more and more people being online, the risk of harm to children and young people can increase if not managed correctly by the right establishments and settings. The internet is always changing and it is our responsibility to keep up with policy and practice so it can be used safely. 360 Early Years ensures that your setting is up-to-date and in control of your online safety responsibilities whilst actively building on knowledge and understanding of essential topics and considerations. We’re so happy to receive this prestigious award, thank you so much to BETT and all those who have used it, we look forward to seeing it grow and continue to support early years settings for the future.

To find out more about 360 Early Years, you can sign up for free and start reviewing your online safety policy and practice.

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