Early Years

How to Develop and Implement an Online Safety Policy for Nurseries

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This webinar will provide nurseries and early years settings’ managers, deputy managers and room leaders with practical guidance and advice on developing and implementing an effective online safety policy in line with statutory guidance and best practice.

Screen Addiction: Assessing the Impact and Forming Healthy Habits | Primary

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This webinar will provide school leaders and teaching staff with practical guidance and advice on how to develop strategies in the classroom and at home which support children and young people to manage their screen time and develop healthy screen habits.

Maximising Digital Learning Tools for Education | OneNote, Nearpod, MS Forms, Flipgrid

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The second webinar in this series will provide senior leaders and teaching staff with advice and guidance on how selected educational technology tools and platforms – for a range of ages, abilities and contexts – can support teachers in boosting pupil understanding and outcomes.

Implementing a Multi-Agency Approach to Online Safeguarding

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This webinar will provide governors, headteachers, senior leaders, DSLs and school staff with practical guidance and advice on how they can implement a comprehensive multi-agency approach to online safety in line with DfE statutory requirements to safeguard children from harm.

Supporting Pupils with ASD through Effective Use of Technology

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This webinar will provide senior leaders, SENDCOs, safeguarding leads and teaching staff with practical guidance and insight into how young learners with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) can interact with technology in empowering, beneficial ways in both school and home environments.

Age-Inappropriate Content: Safeguarding Children Online | Primary

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This webinar will provide governors, headteachers, senior leaders and all school staff with practical guidance and advice on understanding how children can access age-inappropriate content online and implementing measures to reduce the associated risks and build their digital resilience.

Maximising Digital Learning Tools for Education | MS Teams, Sway, Padlet, MS Reading

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The first in a series, this webinar will provide senior leaders and teaching staff with advice and guidance on how selected educational technology tools and platforms – for a range of ages, abilities and contexts – can support teachers in boosting pupil understanding and outcomes.

Age Ratings

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Just like films have an age certificate, most video games also come with a rating which indicates which age they're deemed to be suitable for. With many best-selling games featuring extreme violence, explicit content or horror themes, check out our short video on age ratings to make sure you're in the know.

Online Gaming Consoles

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The ability to compete or cooperate with other players online has added a whole new dimension to video gaming consoles. It's also created an entirely different set of considerations for trusted adults to be aware of. Our five-minute explainer gives you a swift rundown on the most popular games consoles.

Location Tracking

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From planning a route for your journey to finding the nearest cashpoint or café, there are times when location services are a blessing. That isn't always the case, however - and sometimes (for children especially) having our location pinpointed through a phone or tablet is a definite risk. Check out our quick video briefing on location tracking.

In-app Purchases

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It may be free to download, but that doesn't necessarily mean an app or game won't ever cost you money. Our short video will help to level up your knowledge of in-app purchasing.

Online Grooming

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Online grooming is a nightmarish situation for parents and carers, and - even more pertinently - a potentially life-altering one for its young victims. Our short explainer video addresses the key issues that trusted adults need to be aware of.

Age Inappropriate Content Explained

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Children being exposed to content on the internet which isn't appropriate for their age is a perennial safeguarding concern; this video quickly tells you what you need to know.

Certificate in the Role of the Senior Mental Health Lead for Early Years Providers (2022-23)

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Course Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes (approx.) This course provides senior mental health leads with a clear understanding of their role and supports them to develop a clear vision and strategic plan which effects change, helps enhance pupil outcomes and delivers greater emotional and physical wellbeing for all stakeholders.

Certificate in Online Safety for Managers and Leaders in Early Years Settings

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Developed by Konstantina Moustaka, a professional development and EYFS coordinator and nursery practitioner with over 16 years’ experience, this course provides you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to lead an effective approach to safeguarding children online and safer use of technology.

Certificate in Online Safety for Staff in Early Years Settings

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Developed by Konstantina Moustaka, a professional development and EYFS coordinator and nursery practitioner with over 16 years’ experience, this course provides you with the knowledge and skills to support an effective approach to safeguarding children online and safer use of technology.

Certificate in Safeguarding and Child Protection for Staff in Early Years Settings

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Developed by Lorna Ponambalum, an independent safeguarding and inclusion consultant, this Essential CPD course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand your child protection and safeguarding duties if working in an early years setting.

Certificate in Phase Leadership for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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Course Duration: 2 hours 12 minutes (approx.) This Essential CPD course will provide you with the core content you need to build your subject leadership skills, strengthening your ability to tackle challenging situations and inspiring your team to deliver successful outcomes.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about YouTube Kids

  • Published 6th May 2022

This free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. It highlights a number of tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitor the watch history.

Online Safety for Under 5s: 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety for under 5s. It highlights a number of tips such as managing screen time, block in-app purchases and using devices together.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Toddlers and Screen Time

  • Published 6th May 2022

This free online safety guide focuses on toddlers and screen time. It highlights a number of tips such as setting parental controls, removing devices at certain times and using screen time as a reward.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about YouTube Kids (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This free online safety guide focuses on YouTube Kids. It highlights a number of tips such as disabling the search option, restricting viewing time and monitoring the watch history.

Online Safety for Under 5s: 10 Top Tips for Parents and Carers (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This week's free online safety guide focuses on online safety for under 5s. It highlights a number of tips such as managing screen time, block in-app purchases and using devices together.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Toddlers and Screen Time (Spanish)

  • Published 6th May 2022

This free online safety guide focuses on toddlers and screen time. It highlights a number of tips such as setting parental controls, removing devices at certain times and using screen time as a reward.

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Age-Inappropriate Content

  • Published 1st December 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on age-inappropriate content. It highlights a number of risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.

How to Set up Parental Controls for Android Apps

  • Published 22nd September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to set up parental controls for Android apps. It highlights a number of tips such as how to block app downloads, how to stop auto-updates and how to restrict apps.

How to Set up Parental Controls for iPhone Apps

  • Published 22nd September 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to set up parental controls for iPhone apps, it takes a look at a number of tips such as how to restrict built in apps, the game centre and app store purchases.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Protect Privacy | Android

  • Published 2nd June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls to protect privacy. The privacy settings on your child’s smartphone give you control over how the information stored on it can be used. The guide takes a look at a range of tips such as managing app permissions, managing location settings and controlling access for third-party apps and sites.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Protect Privacy | iPhone

  • Published 2nd June 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls to protect privacy. It highlights a range of tips such as how to make changes to the privacy settings and how to prevent changes to other settings and features.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | iPhone

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as age-restricted content, explicit websites and inappropriate search results.

How to Set up Parental Controls to Limit Age-Inappropriate Content | Android

  • Published 21st April 2021

This week's free online safety guide focuses on parental controls. The parental controls on smartphones allow you to block or restrict certain apps, features, content, downloads or purchases that might not be suitable for young people. The guide takes a look at tips such as sexting, strangers and excessive use.

What You Need to Know about Video Streaming Apps and Sites

  • Published 22nd September 2020

This free online safety guide focuses on streaming video. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online scams, possible addiction and inappropriate content.

What You Need to Know about Webcams

  • Published 5th August 2020

This free online safety guide focuses on webcams. Most commonly found embedded in laptop screens and smartphones, webcams are tiny video/still cameras designed to let users participate in video calls on services such as Skype and Zoom. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as hackers, malware and visibility to strangers.

How to Clean Devices Guide

  • Published 18th March 2020

This week's free online safety guide focuses on how to clean devices. Our electronic devices can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The guide takes a look at a few tips such as not rubbing too hard when cleaning, how often to clean your devices and to keep your hands and faces as clean as possible.

How to Manage What Your Children Watch on TV

  • Published 17th July 2019

This week's free online safety guide focuses on managing what your children watch on Television. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as unrated content, inappropriate content and screen time.

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