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Safer Internet Centre

Do you have a cyberbullying or digital safety concern?

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Book a UKSIC training session

As part of our work as a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, SWGfL delivers a range of online safety training and briefing sessions across the whole of the UK.

With the school summer holidays coming up, this means weeks of (relative) freedom for teachers and pupils alike. It also means that schools cannot be involved in their pupils’ online safety in the coming months. This is a great time to squeeze in some online safety training or book early for the new school year, to ensure young people know how to stay safe online, and parents and teachers know how to combat any problems they may encounter.

With exams and other end of year commitments we know that it’s a busy time of year for schools, but with one of our bespoke training sessions, one of our highly experienced experts could come and equip your pupils, parents and staff with the knowledge they need when it comes to navigating the online world.

The training sessions are a great tool for learning how to use the internet in a positive way, and how parents and their kids can engage with it together. While there are several worrying aspects of the online world, there are also lots of really great ways that young people can interact and create their own online spaces.

Tailor-made

Our training sessions can be tailored to meet your school’s needs and cover specific areas of concern for discussion, these could include:

  • gaming,
  • sexting,
  • screen-times or
  • keeping identities or personal details safe.

Sometimes the trickiest thing can be knowing how to talk to young people about the way they use the internet.

Concerns around particular apps, cyberbullying and social media are commonplace, and it can be difficult to know how to tackle these issues and start this kind of dialogue with young people.

Training you can Trust

When it comes to seeking training from external bodies, it can be difficult to decide on which provider to trust. It’s important that you are confident on who they are and the quality of the content they are delivering. UKCCIS has produced this helpful guidance for schools on Using External Visitors to Support Online Safety Education.

Who we are

Our consultants come from a range of backgrounds; the police, schools, IT, children’s charities and social development research, and they all have years of experience in online safety. The variety in experience and expertise of our consultants ensures that you will receive high quality training you can trust.

If you book one of our training sessions you can also be safe in the knowledge that SWGfL works alongside organisations like the UK Council for Child Internet Safety, the Department for Education, the NEN Safeguarding Group, Welsh Government, Scottish Government, OFSTED and many more in the UK and around the world.

Easy to digest

Online Safety is an ever-changing entity, and it can seem overwhelming, but once you break it down the solutions become more realistic.

If you understand tools like parental controls on games and privacy settings, this can make a fundamental difference to the way in which a child interacts with the internet, and could keep them safe.

Let us know what your school or parents are worried about, and we can cover it. Getting these dialogues started is the most important thing to ensuring children’s online safety and happiness in the future.

How to book

If you are interested in booking one of our training sessions, visit https://swgfl.org.uk/training-events/training/ to see the different types of training sessions. By clicking ‘Enquire Now’ and filling out your details we find a dedicated consultant according to your requirements.

We are already taking bookings for the new school year. Get in touch today!