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07 Sep 2021 UK SIC

September is a busy time for schools, especially when it comes to gearing up for the new school year. As part of this, one of the main priorities that schools face is ensuring that staff are prepared to manage their online safety responsibilities for the year. The UK Safer Internet Centre offers a range of training options for professionals who work with children and young people.

Why Do I Need Online Safety Training?     

In the latest UK schools’ online safety policy and practice assessment, it was found that 40% of schools had no staff training in place. This statistic ultimately became one of the biggest weaknesses found throughout the report.

It’s no surprise that the online world is constantly evolving. Things are changing at such a quick pace that it is so easy to get left behind. Despite this, children and young people are constantly moving forward and keeping up with the trends, potentially much better than adults are. Whether it’s getting involved in a new app or a latest craze, they’ll always be something ‘new’ on the horizon.

Online safety is a constant priority; it doesn’t just stop when children leave the house. Personal devices are so common that children and young people may be consistently online. Schools need to ensure that their online safety knowledge and responsibilities are adhered to so they can prevent, respond and manage incidents effectively if they occur. Promoting a strong base of online safety awareness in any school can go a long way!

What Does Online Safety Training Offer?  

Our partners at SWGfL offer specialist e-safety training for pupils, staff and parents from leading online safety experts in the field. The sessions can be delivered online or face-to-face, it’s entirely up to you! The team of expert consultants deliver a wide range of internet safety sessions to organisations that work with children and young people from Early Years to Universities, adoption agencies to councils, and everything else in between. With trainers based throughout the UK, these bespoke sessions are presented in a range of settings nationally and internationally.

The good thing about the sessions is that they are flexible and bespoke to your organisation. If there is a topic that you want to hear more about or are experiencing troubles with, you can request it through the enquiry form and the right expert will be found for you. Start the new academic year off right and get the essential knowledge you need!

Online Safety Live

We are also taking places for our latest dates for Online Safety Live. Tickets for these events are completely free, with sessions occurring for different parts of the UK over the next few months. Find your session and book your place!

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