School Training

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A whole school approach to online safety and an introduction to social media, ‘Use, Abuse and Consequences’, that is designed to reflect Ofsted good and outstanding practice requirements.

This one-day course is designed to meet the needs of teachers, staff, parents and governors. The training day courses are design to provide schools with an overview of key issues relevant to the school, its workforce, students and parents. The day consists of three sessions with an optional fourth (evening) element specifically for parents. Sessions are designed to support Ofsted good and outstanding practice recommendations.

Session 1 – Social Media in the Workplace


A focus on personal use of social media within the context of school life, professional conducts and school reputation. This module provides an overview of how personal use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter or Youtube can adversely impact on an individual, their employment status and or the reputation of the school. Using case studies it provides contemporary examples of inappropriate use and guidelines for developing or improving appropriate use policies.

Section 2 – Social Media 101


This module provides an overview of contemporary social media platforms and current trends related to text, photo and video context. Focusing on the most popular platforms it provides a simple but detailed review of privacy, safety settings, blocking and reporting options. The session is ideal for those individuals who are new to social networking or who require an update on current approaches to site/platform configuration options.

Session 3 – Online Safety & Child Protection


This session simplifies and explains the history and development of new media engagement with child protection issues. It reviews past practice and highlights emerging technologies, trends and themes, exposing both opportunities and risks. The module incorporates an introduction to digital homework partnerships between the school, child, parent or carer and provides information on signs and symptoms of Internet related abuse.


Session 4 (Optional) – Parents, Children & Technology

A one-hour presentation that introduces the audience to social media whilst explaining its use, potential abuse and tips to help manage children’s engagement.

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