“The internet provides our children with a world of entertainment, opportunity and knowledge – a world literally at their fingertips. But we must ensure that the virtual world is as safe for them as this one.”
Gordon Brown PM, 8th December 2009, launching “Zip it, Block it, Flag it”
With web safety skills to be a compulsory part of the curriculum to help tackle the growing problem of cyberbullying and online grooming by paedophiles, it is now essential for all schools to update their knowledge and skills. In an area – more so than any other – where students know more than the teachers, how do you protect your school community from online threats, and empower them to protect themselves? What help is available to you?
Since Prof Tanya Byron released her Review into online safety, developments have continued apace. The UK Council for Child Internet Safety has been set up and launched the first ever internet safety strategy, “Click Clever Click Safe”. We are delighted to welcome back Prof Tanya Byron to address the conference.
This conference is a unique opportunity to hear the latest policy from the leading figures in online child protection and attend practical workshops which will help you return to your school and protect the whole school community from online threats.
Click here to see an overview of this event. You can also see details of the day in our conference programme.
Last year’s delegates said:
“Very informative and interesting. Enlightened knowledge of e-safety and consequences.”
Learning Mentor, Woodside Primary School
“Informative sessions, relaxed atmosphere, lots to disseminate.”
Learning Mentor, The Gateway Academy
“Very insightful day into many aspects of online bullying. Came away with a clear action plan for development.”
Head of Year, Charles Darwin School