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25 Mar
BSA-SACPA Joint Webinar - Online safeguarding and emerging risks for educators
25 Mar 2020 10:30 - 31 Aug 2020

Online safeguarding and emerging risks for educators webinar
10:30-11:30am, March 25, 2020

As one of the Government’s top 3 priorities, online safeguarding is hugely important and a ‘hot’ topic in education. With children now spending increasingly more time online and with more than half of them using social media before the age of the 10, it is vital that the younger generation are taught how to use the internet responsibly and are aware of the dangers found online.

This webinar will be hosted by Stella James from Gooseberry Planet. Gooseberry Planet is passionate about raising the profile of E-Safety in schools and about engaging and educating the whole school community. Parents and teachers have a combined responsibility to protect and prepare children for a life online.

During the workshop, we will explore:

  1. The top 10 ways of online harassment
  2. The top 5 emerging risks and how they relate to being online
  3. Are you staff ready to deal with these?

Stella James is a mother of two young children and Head Gooseberry of Gooseberry Planet – an award-winning educational software platform developed to educate children, teachers and parents how to be safe online.

In response to this, Stella developed Gooseberry Planet to enable schools to effectively teach pupils about staying safe online. She says, “If Gooseberry Planet can save one child from being groomed or sexually exploited, then it has achieved my goal.”

Stella is passionate about broadening conversations around online safety and protecting young children online. She regularly delivers presentations and workshops to schools and school associations and runs CPD training courses to organisations in the education sector.

Stella’s sessions offer an informed and thought-provoking insight into the issues surrounding online safety and safeguarding, discussing how schools can meet statutory requirements and deliver engaging and regular discourses around online safety for pupils.