UK Safer Internet Centre (a partnership between SWGfL, Childnet, and IWF) for Safer Internet Day 2018 found that 42% of young people felt worried or anxious about something online in the last week.
It isn’t overdramatic or excessive to state that the harmful use of technology costs lives.
A systematic review of research into cyberbullying, pulling together 26 independent studies that had researched a total of 156,384 children and young people, found that victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to self-harm or attempt suicide.
Online harm isn’t exclusively cyberbullying, though. Other e-safety risks include:
You may be surprised at how little online safety training can cost – especially in comparison to the risks.
SWGfL believes that technology is inherently positive and beneficial.
If we can help people of all ages feel aware, educated, and supported in their use of technology, we open up limitless possibilities and opportunities for growth.
Technology enriches our lives by:
And, so, a little education can produce an enormous impact.
From tiny acorns…
Online safety training doesn’t have to be stuffy. It doesn’t have to be a drag. It doesn’t have to be led by well-meaning parents giving it their best shot.
Online safety training can be led by experts, tailor-made to suit your interests and needs, and leave you feeling empowered and enthused.
There are many options out there, but we stand alone in delivering training from globally-renowned consultants who are at the cutting-edge of online safety trends and policy.
If your school is looking for fairly-priced e-safety training, led by experts, that will allow you to protect your pupils and unlock the educational potential of technology, visit our Online Safety Training page to see why we’re the perfect fit.
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