We offer the following Online Safety Training
Discover essential online safety training, delivered to you by our leading experts. As technology develops and new risks emerge, it's important to gain the latest advice, resources and guidance to protect the young people that you work with or anyone in your care. Our variety of training options will equip you, to ensure that those around you can experience technology free from harm.
Online Safety for Children & Young People
Our sessions for children are interactive and up-to-date; we talk to young people about the technology they are using everyday. We encourage discussion and involvement. Because of this, we usually seek to keep group sizes to a maximum of 60 children.
Online Safety for School Staff
A staff internet safety course can range from raising awareness of broad online safety topics to teacher CPD, managing your professional reputation and multi-agency training. The content of our sessions can be tailored to suit your needs but one thing you’re sure to find in every session is expert advice and an engaging speaker.
Online Safety for Parents & Carers
These sessions provide parents with a window into the current popular technologies and how their children use them. Demonstrating the massive positives and potential pitfalls, the interactive presentation provides parents with advice, coping strategies and resources to help them understand and engage with their child’s online lives.
Online Safety for Other Settings
We offer standard or bespoke online safety training aimed at the entire children's workforce - for any professionals working with children and young people including police, healthcare, social workers, youth worker, foster and adoption professionals.
Cyber Security Training
We know that cyber security can be complicated. These sessions aim to help support you to understand cyber and information security in an accessible and entertaining way. Delivered by experts our sessions will; define key terminologies, unpick key risks, provide practical tips to help protect your organisation and staff.
Cyber Security Awareness Training
Cyber security awareness training: Provided by Mimecast at a discounted rate for schools, this cloud-based software enables you to deliver targeted, engaging and short video based training to your staff. Providing training for your staff in this way is proven to reduce the chances your staff will click on a malicious link.
Online Safety Training Pricing
Our pricing structure is simple. We can offer sessions virtually or face to face.
|45-90 mins depending on audience
|£300 + travel + VAT
|Up to 3 hour session
|£400 + travel + VAT
|Up to 6 hours session
|£700 + travel + VAT
|90 minute session
|£300 + travel + VAT
|Full day with evening session
|6 hours and a 90-mins session
|£900 + travel + VAT
Please note: If your school has a limited budget but you would like online safety training for your setting, please do get in touch and we will try to work with you to find a solution to best suit your needs. As well if you are looking for a commercial rate, please do get in touch.
If you are looking for digital literacy resources to use with children aged between 3 and 18, please visit our completely free ProjectEVOLVEtool where you will find a huge range of activities and resources across eight different strands of digital literacy across all year groups.
Why choose SWGfL?
At SWGfL we have over 22 years of experience supporting schools with online safety, shaping national policy and curriculum changes. We are the team behind the award-winning 360-degree safe tool for schools and also more recently ProjectEvolve. As a partner within the UK Safer Internet Centre, our reputation is global and we collaborate with partners both nationally and internationally.
Our team of experts are based throughout the UK. They deliver a wide range of internet safety sessions to organisations that work with children and young people from Early Years to Universities, adoption agencies to councils, and everything else in between.
Boris was absolutely fantastic presenting at our conference. Not only was his content first class but his delivery really engaged the audience and he had such positive feedback. Boris is a credit to your organisation and I would recommend him to all of our partners
If you already know what you want your online safety training to cover, when and where you want it, you can just fill out the Online Safety Training Enquiry Form:
Meet the Team
Our expert team includes educators, police officers, academics, school senior leadership and more and together they have created award-winning resources such as the 360 degree safe tool.
David Wright, UKSIC Director
David is Director UK Safer Internet Centre at SWGfL; the national awareness centre and part of the European Insafe network. David has worked extensively in online safety for many years with children, schools and wider agencies. David advises a number of Governments and school inspectorates on online safety strategy and policy, particularly with regards schools and curriculum. David has recently been appointed as an expert adviser to the UN ITU
David has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. He is a member of UKCIS as well as the Twitter Trust and Safety Council. David is a Fellow at the EP3 Foundation and member of IEEE standard for Child Data Governance.
David has led pioneering work, such as the development of multi award winning resources, as well as the establishment of the helpline for victims of Revenge Porn. With the Plymouth University, he has published a number of ground-breaking research reports.
Ken Corish, Online Safety Manager
Ken is Online Safety Manager and SMT member with South West Grid for Learning Trust drawing on twenty years as a teacher and school leader and ten years as a BECTA award-winning Education Adviser with Plymouth’s ICT Team.
Ken’s broad canvas of experience and engaging presentation style has seen him work with a wide range of educators and agencies. He has trained all Education, Social Care and Early Years HMIs in aspects of online safeguarding and is responsible for shaping inspectors briefing sheets and training in online safety.
He developed and wrote the multi award-winning 360 degree safe online safety self-review tool and Online Compass tool. Along with fellow director, David Wright, he also created the BETT award-winning BOOST toolset for children’s settings.
He works with a broad range of national and international organisations and has spoken at global conferences in the Middle East, South Korea, Azerbaijan, Greece, Spain, Estonia, Europe and the US. He has recently written Online Safety standards with AQDAR for schools in UAE.
Ron Richards, Online Safety Consultant
Ron became a founding member of the South West Grid for Learning E-Safety Group in 2005, while Headteacher of Priory Community School, a large secondary school in Weston Super Mare.
In his continuing role as a School Improvement Partner to many Somerset secondary schools, he advises on a wide range of issues, complemented by his role as a school ICT Mark Assessor.
More recently, Ron has held the challenging post of Headteacher of a Virtual School for Looked After Children in North Somerset as well as being invited to manage the council’s 14-19 broadband project.
Boris Radanovic, Online Safety Officer
Boris is the Online Safety Officer for the UK Safer Internet Centre working at South West Grid for learning. The UK Safer Internet Centre is the national awareness centre and forms part of the European Commission’s, Safer Internet Programme and part of the European Insafe network. For the last three years, since the creation of the Croatian SIC, he has worked as the Awareness coordinator for the Croatian Safer Internet Centre where he has held more than one hundred presentations and educations about online safety to children, parents, teachers, police officers, social care workers and companies in Croatia. As an expert speaker in the field of online safety he has been working with the European Commission, TAIEX instrument, on four expert missions to Belarus, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia to present the topic of online safety to government officials, NGO’s and stakeholders as well as presented as a keynote and guest speaker at European conferences on the topics of new and emerging trends and applications being used by children and youth online.
For the last ten years he has been working in the field of social media marketing, online advertising as well as maintaining the online and media presence for companies and NGO’s that he has worked with. Boris lead and contributed to the creation of Awareness tools, resources and materials, as well as created innovative campaigns for the Croatian SIC on the topic of online safety and safeguarding of children online.
Jess McBeath, Online Safety Consultant
Jess is a trainer and consultant with a passion for online safety and digital citizenship. With a 1st class degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence and an MBA (distinction), Jess began her career working in IT for a multi-national corporation, followed by a rollercoaster year at a mobile software start-up business.
Following this, Jess moved into the public sector, managing local authority services including learning and development, strategic planning, performance and self-evaluation. Jess has worked closely with colleagues including education, child protection, social work, police, health, elected members and voluntary sector bodies to review and transform services, and to prepare for and respond to inspection.
Throughout her career, Jess has regularly delivered training on a variety of topics, including digital participation and online safety. Jess also volunteers with the NSPCC, providing workshops in schools and for parents. Jess lives near Edinburgh and specialises in online safety within a Scottish context.
Gareth Cort, Online Safety Specialist
Gareth is an online safety specialist who writes content for a number of SWGfL educational projects, as well as delivering educational sessions in schools across the UK on behalf of SWGfL and independently. He is an experienced primary teacher, father of three and a former school governor, as well as an accredited 360 Degree Safe Assessor. Gareth also previously worked as part of the education team at Childnet International, one of the partners in the UK Safer Internet Centre.
When it comes to online safety, he is particularly interested in young people’s use of new and emerging technologies, the possible impact of technology and the internet on mental health and the challenge of supporting young people with special educational needs to safely navigate and enjoy online services.
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