There is a huge range of resources available online to support teaching e-safety and digital literacy. If you have the chance, though, it can also be very useful to have the opportunity to meet face to face with others working in this area to hear about latest developments and resources, as well as to see examples of practice up close.
E-Safety Live Events
E-Safety Live are events bringing online safety providers, professionals and industry leaders together to share information and resources on the latest online safety topics with education practitioners in the UK to better help safeguard children, as well as professionals, when online. Workshops by organisations such as Facebook, Vodafone, Xbox (Microsoft) and CEOP can be attended throughout the day as well as opportunities to get those burning questions answered by knowledgeable professionals.
The events this year include workshop sessions on a wide range of topics on games-based learning, bullying, parental engagement and support as well as resources to use in the classroom. The sessions will deliver useful, current advice and information regarding the safe and proactive use of online technologies in learning and education. Some specific examples include: ‘Protecting your Professional Identity’ ‘Empowering Children’s Organisations’ ‘Playing it Safe – keeping children safe online with games at home and in education’ ‘Embracing Mobile Internet in Learning’ Facebook, Childnet, Beatbullying, CEOP, Education Scotland and more. There will also be a range of exhibitions.
For 2012 there are two events in the UK, one in London on Tuesday 20th March 2012
and one in Edinburgh on Thursday 22nd March 2012
Who should attend?
Teachers, Head teachers, e-safety lead officers, Health professionals, Organisations working with children, Social workers, and Local Authorities Officers.
If you are a teacher or a professional working with children or young people and you are keen to safeguard them online while at the same time embracing technology in learning, this event is for you.
What will I get out of attending?
- Practical resources and information from industry leaders and respected professional bodies
- National policy advice and guidance
- Latest academic research
- Ideas to challenge your thinking surrounding the positive use of online social spaces in the education of young people
- Opportunity to take part in a live demonstration and receive access to the free Online Safety Compass tool
- Examples showcasing how technology can support and enhance learning