The West of England ICT conference is taking place on the 12th June 2017, with a number of great speakers from SWGfL, UK Safer Internet Centre, Childnet, Ofsted, and many others.
The Growing up Digital report highlights the need to make sure that young people are:
- digitally informed
- understand their digital rights
- develop resilience and
- are empowered to report issues and keep themselves safe online
Attend our conference to find out more ways to address these with young people in your school. We are lucky to be joined by young people from Westwood with Iford Primary School who will be presenting a Live Online Safety Radio show to give us their tips for staying safe with their headteacher Ian Rockey and Russell Prue (Anderton Tiger). Year 6 e-cadets from Beech Grove Primary School, Wellington, Somerset will share Online Safety: from the pupils perspective.
Will Gardner CEO of Childnet International
will provide a practical session looking at resources to educate and empower children and young people. His colleague Caroline Hurst will talk about using peer education to improve e-safety in schools.
Ken Corish from South West Grid for Learning
will introduce an educative programme that reflects current culture; informs choice and builds effective strategies for empowerment and a healthy online life for young people This is further supported by workshops for both primary and secondary about online safety teaching presented by Ian Gover, Julia Briggs and Amy Brittan from Somerset’s ELIM team.
Colleagues from the Safer Internet Centre
will present sessions on Sexting; Real life case studies, best practice response and the lessons we have learnt as well as an update on the latest trends, apps and issues facing professionals around online safety from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline..
Focus on leadership with sessions on Keeping Children Safe in Education through your curriculum presented by Michael Bell, Safeguarding in School Team, DfE and Ofsted Implications for Schools Regarding Online Safety and Curriculum by John Nixon, HMI Ofsted.
What you will get from the conference:
- Learn about how to empower young people to keep safe
- Develop teacher knowledge to improve online safety teaching
- Benefit from up to date information from national, regional and local leaders working in the field of online safety
- Find ways to improve leadership in safeguarding young people online
- Ensure your online safety processes are as robust as possible