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Online Safety Live - free online safety events

Online Safety Live is a programme of FREE e-safety events designed exclusively for professionals working with children and young people.


Delivered across the whole of the UK by SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning), we bring these events locally to you with all the very latest in online safety, including the latest issues, trends, research, resources and advice. We have been delivering this programme up and down the country for the past 5 years and spoken to over 15,000 professionals working with children and young people in over 350 events. 

These sessions are completely free. They are two hours long and all delegates receive exclusive access to an online resources area following the session.

Check below for an event near you. 


98% of professionals told us they felt better equipped to protect the children they work with as a result of attending one of our briefings. 

“Superb course. The two presenters were slick, knowledgeable and delivered the 2 hour session with humour and lots of interesting stats and info. Best I've attended on Online Safety.”

"Yes, I thought the session was the best I have attended to date. The information conveyed was pitched at exactly the right level. It was informative, educational and entertaining. Great speakers who knew their stuff and conveyed it with a sound no nonsense approach and complete conviction. Simply excellent, a really well executed event! I left feeling empowered with a broad knowledge base to draw from if a new online safety issue should arise. Thank you."

“Thank you for the training; it was thorough and very relevant, with lots of useful ideas for taking back to our school to use immediately.”


Are Online Safety Live events relevant to me or my work?

These events are aimed at anyone working with and for children and young people. Professionals who have attended our events have included teachers and wider school staff, police officers, health and social workers, adoption and foster professionals, youth workers, local authority, safeguarding professionals and many more. These sessions are not relevant for parents or children.

What topics are covered?

We update the content for these events regularly to ensure they have the latest around trends and issues, research, resources and advice, and legislation. Operating the professionals online safety helpline gives us a unique insight into issues that professionals are facing every day and we reflect these in our presentations. 

Will I receive resources after the session?

Yes, you will receive exclusive access to a range of resources, all free of charge, as well as the presentation that was given on the day for future reference.

Will I receive a certificate, and will this count towards my CPD?

Yes, and yes! You will receive a certificate in your resource list, and this will count towards your CPD as you will have the latest knowledge in the field. However this is not formal online safety training. 

How are these events funded?

Online Safety Live events are delivered by SWGfL, a partner in the UK Safer Internet Centre, with funding from the European Commission's Connecting Europe Facility Programme.  This is the reason why we can offer them to professionals for free and as a charity we also work with stakeholders around the UK who offer us venues for these events.

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