Safeguarding Strategies: Online Safety - Digital - Programme

Thursday 26 Jan 2023 - Thursday 9 Feb 2023
Online 26 Jan (13:30 - 15:30) and 9 Feb (15:15 - 17:15)

Equip your pupils to stay safe online, ensure a robust safeguarding culture and raise awareness of specific vulnerabilities.


This conference will also provide a full set of recordings meaning you can access the content at a time that suits you best.

Module 1: Thursday 26 January 13:30 - 15:30 GMT

Digital harms (13:30)

Equip your students to recognise and respond to digital abuse including micro-aggressions, bullying and live trauma videos

Ann Marie Christian, International Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer

FOMAP: Fear of missing a post: understanding anxiety and how it links to social media use (14:10 - 14:30)

Dave Guard, Senior Youth Worker at Bromsgrove Youth and Community Hub and Safeguarding Trainer at Ella Savell-Boss Safeguarding Training and Consultancy

LGBTQ+ (14:30)

Explore the increased risks facing LGBTQ+ students online and how to create a safe space for disclosure.

Beth Davies, Safeguarding Content Developer and Trainer

Module 2: Thursday 9 February 15:15 - 17:15 GMT

Refuge and Risk, the role and impact of the digital world on the lives of vulnerable young people (15:15)

Young people with offline vulnerabilities report higher rates of encounters with harm online. Yet they also need and depend on the digital environment more than other children.

  • Explore who is more at risk and why.
  • Understand how emotional need trumps rules, and what this means for your practice.
  • Gain nuanced insights and practical steps to implement, based on studies exploring large samples from The Cybersurvey, peer reviewed academic research and reports for policy and practice.

Adrienne Katz, Director, Youthworks Consulting Ltd

Online safety - through the lens of the child (16:00)

Strategies for effective student and parental engagement with online safety.

Alan Mackenzie, Online Safety Consultant

Leading and monitoring online safety in your school culture and curriculum (16:50)

  • Best ways to filter information and why this is important.
  • Key actions to support the monitoring of online safety.
  • Gain a tool to check your compliance of coverage of the DfE Interconnected World document.
  • Easy-to-implement strategies to deliver online safety explicitly.

John Paul McInerney, School Partnership Lead - Behaviour Hub and Managing Director of Success Education Ltd