As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are now spending more time online. Because of this, online safety training for young people, their parents and those working with children is now more important than ever. This is why we are delighted to offer remote online safety training sessions for those who need it.
Lockdown restrictions have prevented many things from happening but one thing it hasn’t prevented is the amount of time we spend online. Video conferencing has become a significant form of communication over the past couple of months whilst social media, gaming and smart phones have all continued to play a major part in our day to day lives.
As the UK continues to follow new instructions around lockdown, it is important to keep up-to-date on the latest online safety information as technology continues to develop.
What Do We Cover?
SWGfL have been delivering online safety training for many years. Now they will be continuing to offer support by offering training sessions online and livestreaming their guidance directly to you. As well as this, we will be resuming face-to-face sessions from September. Some of the topics covered in the training include:
- Online Bullying
- Protecting staff
- Personal Privacy and Security
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Engaging parents
- Virtual self-harm
- Impact of technology use on development, physical and mental health
- Online sexual predation and grooming
- Online Safeguarding Regulation and Legislation
- Educating online safety
- Features of effective online safety policy and practice
Who can Benefit?
We also offer bespoke packages to those who want a specific topic discussed. Some of our audiences who may benefit from the information include:
- Children and young people - aged 3 - 25
- Parents & foster carers
- School staff and governors
- Social workers
- Safeguarding professionals
- Local Authority Safeguarding Boards
If you are interested in finding out more or booking an Online Safety training session for pupils, parents or professionals, please visit our training page.