Sessions to train staff in Online Safety

Staff Training is consistently identified as amongst the weakest area of school Online Safety practice. We offer online professional development webinars free as part of our BOOST service.

Online Safety BOOST Webinars

Staff Training is consistently identified as amongst the weakest area of school Online Safety practice.

BOOST gives your school unlimited access to SWGfL online webinar professional development sessions. SWGfL also run a series of additional classroom based training sessions that, whilst incurring a charge, you are welcome to attend.

When: 1 November 2017, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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Whisper is BOOST’s anonymous online reporting app. This webinar will guide you through the process of setting up and rolling out Whisper so that it becomes an integral component of your safeguarding process. It will cover:
  • Features of an effective reporting route
  • Whisper registration
  • Designing your reporting box
  • Creating an online button for your website
  • URL shortening and QR codes
  • How your SMS code works
  • Introducing Whisper to the school community
  • Managing the service expectations
  • Dealing with responses

When: 22 November 2017, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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Are you on Facebook? No? How do you know if you’re not? When was the last time you’ve tried to “Google” your name? In today’s world of the Internet and social media, it is critical for teachers to protect their professional identities and reputations.  This webinar will cover:
  • From collaboration to communication; how children search, find and comment on those around them! How important is social networking in their everyday lives?
  • Understanding the nature of our own online presence and environments
  • Content, contact and conduct - What risks do professionals and volunteers face?
  • Keeping online social and professional lives apart
  • Understanding school and organisation policies and how to stay in control?

When: 6 December 2017, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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The alerting tool in BOOST is an additional reporting route that gathers passive intelligence to inform your safeguarding response. This webinar guides you through social media alerting, managing the information it produces and responding to issues raised. It will cover:
  • Social media alerting as a reporting route
  • Registration with alerts
  • How to create an alert
  • Responses and what they mean
  • Creating reports from the dashboard
  • Responding to incidents
  • Escalating incidents

When: 10 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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This webinar aims to provide you and your staff with up to date practical and Government supported advice on how to manage sexting incidents and help protect young people. The information will help you understand the often complex issues and ensure you are able to confidently and competently deal with incidents arising from the sometimes unwise use of technology around sexting.  It will cover:
  • What is sexting?
  • How common is it?
  • What does the law say?
  • What do I need to do to protect children?
  • How do I control or report the image?
  • What kind of policy does my organisation need?
  • Where can I get help for me or my staff to understand the issues and how to deal with them?

When: 31 January 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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School inspectorates are focusing on online safety as part of a school’s wider safeguarding commitment. What are the features of a good or outstanding school? It will cover:
  • Whole school devolvement
  • Policy
  • Reporting
  • Staff development
  • Curriculum
  • Parental engagement
  • Standards and monitoring

When: 7 March 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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BOOST+ provides additional tools for staff development that drive staff empowerment around what for many is a complex component of staff safeguarding training. It will cover;

  • Overview of the BOOST+ toolset
  • Using the staff development video content effectively
  • Registering for staff assessment
  • Running the assessment
  • Certification

When: 25 April 2018, 16:00 - 16:00

Location: Online

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Have you ever run an safety event where only a handful of parents turn up? And not necessarily the ones who need to hear your important messages? This webinar explores a range of strategies that schools might explore to ensure your online safety aspirations are effectively communicated with parents. It will include;
  • Parents: the keystone in a successful online safety strategy
  • What are the best strategies to engage parents?
  • What research tells us about parent’s attitudes to their child’s online life
  •  Effective strategies for parental engagement.
  • Understanding parental concerns
  • Generate a parental survey.
  • Impact tools
  • Parent Governor
  • E-Safety Group
  • Offering opportunities to educate parents
  • E-safety EveningsExpert technical sessions
  • Incidental education through BYOD or 1-to-1 roll-outs
  • Entrapment
  • Encouraging child/parent dialogue
  • Empowering parents by providing or advising on technical solutions to support monitoring and management of behaviour
  • Online safety curriculum that includes parent contribution
  • Drip-feeding latest information through a range of existing communication routes
  • Clearly signposted resources that do not overwhelm
  • Valued and effective reporting routes for parents to contact the school
  • Active reporting.
  • Passive reporting.
  • Develop a reputation as a single point of coordination and expertise for online safety

When: 7 June 2018, 16:00 - 17:00

Location: Online

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Education is at the heart of a successful online safety strategy and yet resource and structure seem disparate when faced with the wealth of information out there. This webinar focuses on the SWGfL CSM Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum and will cover:
  • What is digital literacy and citizenship?
  • Scope and Sequence of the scheme
  • Lesson materials
  • Dovetailing lessons into other areas of the curriculum
  • Engaging parents
  • Reinforcement and extension
  • Assessment
  • Accreditation

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