Tuesday was Safer Internet Day - an occasion for schools to remember and remind pupils about how the Internet should be used, and warn of the dangers of going online.
Of course, e-safety should promoted within schools all year round, but it’s a good opportunity to be extra aware of what being safe online is all about. With this in mind, Webanywhere have been running a series of free e-safety events.
So far, we’ve visited Manchester, Swindon and East London, with Halifax tomorrow (Friday) - and finally Birmingham and Carlisle on 3rd March. Each event has been hosted by a local school, with content delivered by CEOP Ambassador Tracey Gentle. All have been well attended, with those who came along learning how to promote e-safety in the classroom, detect, stamp out and prevent cyberbullying, and get a look at how Learner Journey promotes e-safety within schools.
The sessions also covered Ofsted requirements for school websites - useful for schools, as many teachers aren’t aware of the guidelines and rules. Ofsted look at a school’s website before they pay a visit, so it’s important to have all the relevant information easily accessible. This section was also topical, as e-safety is now of high priority for Ofsted inspectors.
If you’d like to come along to one of the remaining events, find out all the details you need here. If you would like to find out more about Learner Journey’s safe social networking system, and how it promotes e-safety, get in touch here.