The schools are now back in full swing, the evenings are getting darker and Online Safety Day is only one week away! When planning for this event, we wanted to provide schools with the latest information around what online safety trends we had seen over the past year. To help us with this, we have managed to have some of the leading experts join us from some of the most well-known organisations in the UK to speak about some of these essential topics.
What is Being Discussed?
The day will cover a range of topics that address various aspects of online safety. Some of our speakers have already put forward their topics, take a look below:
- Wendy Ghaffar (Ofsted) – Sexual violence and harassment in schools and colleges. How professionals do not know the extent of the sexual harassment in their culture and what children said about the abuse they receive online.
- David Wright (SWGfL & UK Safer Internet Centre) – Latest projects and resources from SWGfL to support professionals
- David Miles (Facebook) - The importance of reporting at Facebook and responding to the evolving needs of our users
- Alex Holmes (The Diana Award) - How to empower young people to shape attitudes and change behaviours online and offline
- Andy Phippen (Bournemouth University) - Can we all just calm down and look at some data? Moral panics in online safeguarding
- Carmel Glassbrook (Professionals Online Safety Helpline) – Helpline data from the Professionals Online Safety Helpline and Report Harmful Content
- Carolyn Bunting (Internet Matters) – Supporting parents, wellbeing in the digital world, general/ vulnerable insights and research.
- Susie Hargreaves (IWF) – Latest updates from the Internet Watch Foundation
Join Online Safety Day
The best thing about the event is that it’s free to join! Tickets are still available but places are filling up fast. Make sure you join us on Wednesday 29th September 13:00 – 15:00pm and get all the latest information you need to begin the new school year.