Online Safety Live – Free Online Safety Sessions Across the UK

As part of its work within the UK Safer Internet Centre, South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) delivers dozens of free online safety briefings up and down the UK each year. Online Safety Live has been designed exclusively for professionals who work with children and young people. Typical Online Safety Live attendees include:

Teachers and school staff
Police officers
Foster carers
Social workers
Youth club staff
Healthcare workers

If your day to day work brings you into contact with young people, Online Safety Live is for you.

This month we are in Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Trowbridge, Swindon and Hereford. Tickets are still available.

What can I expect from Online Safety Live?

Each session packs the very latest in keeping children safe online into a two-hour briefing. Your session will include the biggest trends and issues you need to be aware of, new and upcoming changes to legislation and safeguarding, plus the best resources to help you keep the young people in your care safe online.

Select sessions in 2019 will also include a special 30-minute section on tackling the growing problem of online hate speech with SELMA, Social and Emotional Learning for Mutual Awareness. We will introduce you to this pioneering new project and give you a glimpse into the upcoming SELMA Toolkit, a collection of principles, methods and practices for use in schools and youth settings.

How much does it cost to attend Online Safety Live?

Sessions are completely free. We’re able to deliver these briefings with no charge as part of the UK Safer Internet Centre’s Online Safety Live outreach programme, co-funded by the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility. This allows us to deliver free, balanced and impartial advice to the UK children’s workforce.

What do attendees say about Online Safety Live?

‘The was an informative and well thought through presentation. I feel that I will definitely be able to make a difference to the confidence of professionals and ultimately the safety of young people in Sunderland.’Catherine, Together for Children, Sunderland

‘A fantastic event, very engaging and thought provoking. It certainly made me realise that as an adult working young people I must find the time, amongst a busy curriculum, to empower and support children in their decisions when using social media and the internet.’ Karen, Hedworth Lane Primary, Tyne and Wear

‘I had no idea that there was so much information and guidance available to help professionals, parents and young people navigate their way through using the internet safely. The event was really helpful and it is very comforting to know where to go to get up to date help and advice when necessary. Thank you.’Marni, Whitley Bay High School, North Tyneside

When is Online Safety Live in my area?

We are on the road for nine months a year and our next sessions will be in:

Portsmouth – 11th March – 14:00-16:00
Isle of Wight – 12th March – 10:30-12:30
Isle of Wight – 12th March – 14:00-16:00
Salisbury – 13th March – 9:30-11:30
Winchester – 13th March – 14:00-16:00
Trowbridge – 14th March – 9:30-11:30
Swindon – 14th March – 15:30-17:30
Hereford – 15th March – 9:15-11:15
Deeside – 1st April – 14:00-16:00
Anglesey – 2nd April – 9:30-11:30
Wrexham – 2nd April – 14:00-16:00
Llanelli – 3rd April – 14:00-16:00
Porthcawl – 4th April – 9:30-11:30
Cardiff – 4th April – 14:00
Northern Ireland – W/C 29th April – Locations, dates and times TBC
Ipswich – 13th May – 14:00-16:00
Great Yarmouth – 14th May – 9:00-11:00
Peterborough – 15th May – 9:30-11:30
Peterborough – 15th May – 14:30-16:30
Huntingdon – 16th May – 9:30-11:30
Cambridge – 16th May – 14:30-16:30
Cambridge – 17th May – 9:30-11:30
Northampton – 10th June – 14:30-16:30
Northampton – 11th June – 9:30-11:30
Dunstable – 11th June – 14:30-16:30
Bedford – 12th June – 9:30-11:30
Luton – 13th June – 9:30-11:30
Luton – 13th June – 16:00-18:00

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