Child Internet Safety Training Conference Event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 28 October 2015


Child Internet Safety Training Conference Event in Edinburgh on Wednesday 28 October 2015

Child Internet Safety conference: Leading challenges, effective responses and strategies for minimizing risk online Wednesday 28 October 2015 in Edinburgh

This event seeks to provide an opportunity for colleagues from schools, local authorities and the third sector to hear about how to strike the right balance between keeping children safe online and ensuring they become highly competent, confident and responsible digital citizens.

Featuring a range of expert speakers, this one-day training conference will comprise three core strands covering:

Cyber bullying and Sexting
◾ The dangers and impact of these leading challenges to child online safety in Scotland

◾Effective responses and strategies for minimizing the risks

E-safety in Scotland’s schools
◾ Embedding online safety into the Curriculum for Excellence and promoting a whole school approach to responsible use

◾ Reviewing and improving e-safety provision in Scottish schools using the 360 degree safe self-assessment tool (developed by South West Grid for Learning and rolled out by Education Scotland last year)

Partnership working on e-safety
◾ Developing collaborative strengths-based approaches

◾ The benefits of engaging with a range of groups to promote child online safety – creating a better, safer internet together

Speakers include:

• Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive, Young Scot

• Brian Donnelly, Director, respectme

• Professor Andy Phippen, Plymouth University

• Heather Smith, Principal Officer – Child Care & Protection Training and Development, City of Edinburgh Council

• Ron Richards, E-Safety Consultant with South West Grid for Learning

• Plus, representatives from the Scottish Parent Teacher Council

Find out more, and register to attend, at the link below:

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