Following the success of Safer Internet Day 2018, with schools across the country getting involved with activities to raise awareness of online safety, one thing was very apparent; schools are better equipped than ever to protect children from the dangers of the internet as a result to increasingly effective safeguarding provisions.
However, it was also clear that the risks are still increasing, especially when children finish the school day. When at home, children are under increasing risk with unlimited, unrestricted access to devices and websites. It is therefore essential that the education and understanding around online safety continues at home.
Here at National Online Safety, we aim to support schools in taking a whole community approach to online safety, proactively engaging with parents, carers and families and empowering them with the knowledge to keep children safety online.
From speaking to the schools across the country, we have found that often despite the online safety leads best intentions and efforts, they find it very difficult to effectively engage parents with these key messages – whether it is through after school workshops, newsletters or face to face.
We have therefore launched “Online Safety World” – an interactive online safety workshop which allows schools to take a proactive approach towards helping families to protect their children at home. From social media to online gaming, we cover a wide range of online safety topics in this interactive course.
This interactive online workshop includes a number of individual sections that can be undertaken at any time, therefore making it much more accessible for parents to complete.
The course covers:
- THE IMPORTANCE OF ONLINE SAFETY
- KNOWING YOUR DEVICES
- KNOWING YOUR PLATFORMS
- ONLINE DANGERS
- CYBER BULLYING
- ONLINE REPUTATION & OVERSHARING
- TIPS FOR PARENTS
As part of the Online Safety World package, schools will also provide parents with useful guides for different online platforms, social media channels and website that children may be using, explaining them, identifying the potential risks and providing helpful tips on how to keep children safe when using them.
For more information on how we can support your school with this package please visit: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/courses/online-safety-course-for-parents/