We are now in an era commonly known as web 2.0 where anybody can publish information via web 2.0 tools. This means we are all now publishers with a worldwide audience. YouTube allows users to easily upload videos and to view and comment on other
user’s videos. Flickr provides a similar service with digital images. Blogs and forums allow people to post updates about their lives or their interests and allow people with common interests to share information and ideas. Facebook allows users to share
video, images, audio and messages with ‘friends’ so that we are constantly connected in the digital world.
Schools are utilising such technologies within their own classroom provision and delivering the new Computing Curriculum where (e)Safeguarding is a core aspect and should be part of all school’s safeguarding provision.
The Ofsted 2014 school inspection handbook states that inspectors should consider the following about the quality of leadership in, and management of, the school:-
‘The effectiveness of safeguarding arrangements to ensure that there is safe recruitment and that all pupils are safe. This includes the promotion of safe practices and a culture of safety, including e-safety.’
The course is built and delivered around the use of the free online SWGfL
360°safe self-review tool (www.360safe.org.uk/) and focuses on Leadership & Management, Infrastructure & Data Security and Curriculum & CPD. The course is designed to enable schools to achieve the Ofsted recognised SWGfL E-safety Mark
within a 12–18 month period. The course involves the development of an (e)Safeguarding action plan including realistic target setting and gap tasks to be completed back in school.
The course is delivered by Paul Scott who is a qualified CEOP ambassador (Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre) and SWGfL (South West Grid for Learning) E-safety mark assessor. Note Day 2 - 25/03/15, Day 3 - 20/05/15.
For further information and to book your place please visit the Courses and Events section of