Online Safety: Understanding your Statutory Duties and Effectively Supporting Parents & Carers During Lockdown

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Online Safety: Understanding your Statutory Duties and Effectively Supporting Parents & Carers During Lockdown

On the 14th April, the DfE released their Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance to help support parents and carers keep their children safe from different risks online.

It follows a continuous stream of DfE guidance released in response to COVID-19, particularly around safeguarding children whilst they are remote learning during what is an unprecedented time.

In this webinar, Senior Online Safety Consultant, Chris Skinner, discusses what schools need to know in relation to their statutory safeguarding requirements. He will also explore the supplementary changes around COVID-19 and how schools can support and guide their parents to ensure that children enjoy a safer and more enjoyable experience online.

Learning Outcomes

  • What the DfE guidance means for schools and recognising their statutory obligations under Keeping children safe in education

  • How the DfE ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): safeguarding in schools, colleges and other providers’ supplements existing safeguarding guidance

  • How National Online Safety have prepared a comprehensive suite of resources to help support schools during the COVID-19 outbreak, mapped against statutory guidance

  • How schools can take advantage of our award-winning, beautifully designed parental resources to help advise and engage parents in online safety, including providing essential support and guidance through home learning

  • How parents can access everything through our state-of-the art and easy-to-navigate online learning hub which means remote access to our resources at any time on any device

Chris Skinner

About The Expert

Chris Skinner

Senior Online Safety Consultant
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Very Useful Update for Lockdown

Chris spoke very well and made it clear what to expect in the webinar. He was informative and went through what the expectations are with the current lockdown. I enjoyed watching and listening to this webinar.
David Tighe - Temple Sutton Primary School and Early Years

Tinuke Maiyegun - The Pegasus Academy Trust CR7 7JN

Useful webinar

Chris gave a useful summary of the latest guidance from the government relating to online safety, the information was clearly presented and easy to follow.
Nicolle Burns-Keane - Honley CE (VC) Junior, Infant and Nursery School

great video

found this webinar video very informative and useful especially guidance on how to move round areas on site.
carol brown - Pennine Way Primary School

Supporting Parents during lockdown

Very good video, with great information about how to spot online bullying and it is also good for teaching staff when working with the children during their IT sessions.
Susan White - Harlesden Primary School

Tracey Moore

The courses are very useful at this time in our lives, and knowing that we have the tools to help us deal with all different situation that we may face in the coming months and days.
TRACEY MOORE - Rockmount Primary School

Excellent support and advice

As a school, we have used NOS for a year officially, but have always shared the weekly #WakeUpWednesday platform guides to support parents and staff in keeping children safe online. The training courses are comprehensive - not only are they up to date with current regulation, the information is presented and explained in such a way that you know how to implement change in school that best reflects guidance and legislation. The website is easy to navigate and it's straightforward to use when pushing courses out to staff members. The support that I have received from NOS, either by email or on the phone, has always been professional, useful and addressed in a timely manner. They have supported us brilliantly when we have had issues in school with apps that we are not familiar with, I truly believe that NOS is at the forefront of training and guiding schools through the whirlwind that online safety can be!
Charlotte Branney - Valley Primary School

Informative and concise

I appreciated the concise nature of this webinar. The main points were expertly described and avenues to gain more information were clearly signposted.
Steph Gore - Abbeymead Primary School

Home Schooling Safely online

Thanks Chris, this webinar was very informative and easy to understand. The Learning Hub has all the key resources needed to support our students, parents and staff not only through these challenging times but for the future while we are finding new ways of working to educate our students.
Myrtle Anderson, Teacher - Icknield High School

Update safeguarding for this COVID-19 period

It was very informative and how to deal with on line safeguarding issues.
Ahmad Amani - The Pavilion Study Centre


easy to watch, not too long, great information, ideal as short burst of info, good presenters
Tracy Smith - Heddlu Gwent police

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