123Safe Online Safety Training and Workshops
Online safety is a vital part of safeguarding in schools and academies. The demand for online safety related CPD has increased significantly since OFSTED included “behaviour and safety” as a criteria for their inspections. In order to comply, schools should have systems for preventing inappropriate internet use and cyberbullying. It also plays a major part of the computing curriculum and our team of online safety experts and CEOP ambassadors are ideally placed to support teachers with advice and resources.
What Online Safety services do we provide?
Our specialist team of online safety experts and CEOP Ambassadors deliver a wide range of online safety training and awareness sessions to schools and academies. These typically including staff meetings, INSET days, twilight parent meetings, pupil workshops and assemblies. We tailor our services to your needs and budget so please use the form below to get in touch for a no-obligation chat.
Which online safety resources do we recommend?
All our training advice and resources are consistent with those promoted by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection service (CEOP) and below are quick links for teaching professionals:
Our primary computing scheme of work, 123SOW contains planning, resources and challenges to help teachers, with any amount of experience, teach online safety in an engaging way across the whole school.
Think You Know
Thinkuknow is the education programme from CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline.
Where would I get further guidance and policies for my school?
Child protection advice and resources can be found on the Child Exploitation and Online Protection website.
The 360 Safe Matrix provides schools with a simple way of assessing their online safety provision and creating an action plan to improve their offering.
Frequently Asked Questions…
Below you will find a range of frequently asked questions. If these do not answer your specific question please use the contact form below to get in touch.
How much will it cost?
The pricing of our online training is based on an hourly rate and linked to the time spent at your school / academy. Please contact us using the form below for a quote.
What type of online safety sessions do you offer?
We can provide a range of online safety sessions tailored to your needs. We regularly provide pupil workshops, assemblies, parental awareness workshops, staff awareness workshops and governor awareness workshops. Please contact us to talk about your specific needs.
What is 360 Degree Safe Accreditation and how does it benefit our school?
The 360 degree safe matrix is free to use, and is intended to help schools review their Online Safety policy and practice. The online assessment tasks walk you through each aspect of Online Safety, helping you to collaborate, report, and progress.
Our online safety consultant, Nick Speller, is an authorised 360 Degree Safe trainer and assessor and has spent a lot of time supporting primary schools in creating achievable action plans in their quest to work towards the 360 Degree Safe mark. Please complete our contact form below and Nick will be in touch.
Can you tailor training to our particular needs?
YES – we always start our conversations with new schools with a full audit of your needs to fully understand what you need from us before we plan any training. Everything is tailored to your specific needs and budget.
Which geographic area do you support?
123ICT are based just outside Oxford and work across the UK delivering training to pupils, parents, teaching staff and governors. All our consultants are experienced trainers and CEOP ambassadors who keep up to date with the latest online safety developments.
Do you offer teaching sessions on online safety?
YES – Classroom based online safety teaching sessions can also be booked engaging one of our qualified teachers. Our Teacher workshops also provide all of the guidance you need to help your school stay up to date and make the best use of the available resources.
How often would you recommend online safety training?
Annually – Both Ofsted and the 360Safe matrix suggest that all staff should receive regular and up-to-date training. The training should extend beyond those who will teach online safety to include all staff who work with children.
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