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Online Safety Live: An A to Z of Online Safety

Delivered by SWGfL’s online safety experts, as part of their work for the UK Safer Internet Centre, Online Safety Live is the UK’s largest online safety professional development programme for the children’s workforce. 

Since it started in 2013, it has so far reached more than 12,000 delegates across more than 300 events up and down the country, with 98% of delegates commenting that they feel better equipped to protect children online after attending one of the sessions.

Each Online Safety Live event follows a similar format: 

  • Free to attend
  • 2 hour duration
  • presents updates and latest information on:
    • Changes
    • Research
    • Regulation
    • Tools & Resources
  • offers attendees the opportunity to ask questions
  • provides an online resource area with presentation materials and associated links to enable delegates to access further information relevant to them

The events are a privilege to present and we get a real sense of the challenges being faced up and down the country.  The events have been mainly attended by schools (Primary 41% and Secondary 15%), but also law enforcement, social services, healthcare and the voluntary sector. 

According to the feedback we have received, the issue that troubles delegates the most is cyberbullying (41%), while sexting is also an area of particular concern for many (15%).

The sessions are  continually updated to reflect the latest issues. Recently this has included elements on personal data and privacy issues, particularly how apps and other online services acquire and generate revenue from personal data.

The briefings are also a perfect way to share the latest updates on statutory requirements when it comes to online safety.  The most important aspect of the event is signposting to the latest online safety resources and services.

Visit www.onlinesafetylive.com to find an Online Safety Briefing Event near you