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Stay Safe Online with TechSafe
Knowing how to stay safe online is an essential life skill. Our TechSafe workshops and resources teach adults, children and young people to have digital resilience, so you can take control of your safety online.
Our services include online safety training, workshops, app development and resources. We work directly with schools, families, social services, children’s safeguarding boards, charities, hospital trusts, and public and private sector organisations.
- train people to use digital technology safely
- support vulnerable groups to stay safe online
- make digital resources, including apps, to promote well-being and safety.
New Funding from East Herts District Council
We are thrilled to have received funding from East Herts District Council to continue our TechSafe SEND work. We will be working with Space and Add-vance to deliver online safety workshops to parents and carers, resident in East Hertfordshire, who have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
You can help support our work in East Hertfordshire by purchasing a ticket from our page in the East Herts Lottery We receive 50% of all ticket sales which will allow us to continue delivering FREE workshops to these vulnerable families.
New online safety bite-sized videos for Foster Carers and Social Workers
Thank you to The Royal Borough of Greenwich Fostering Services and Children’s Services for their contribution to our latest online safety resources for the Fostering Community.
We have made 5 bite-sized online safety videos covering topics that are of particular concern for those working with, and caring for, Children in our Care.
- Supporting Vulnerable Children Online
- My Foster Child was Cyberbullied
- Building Trust with Children in our Care
- Accessing Inappropriate Content
- Sharing Nude Images
New resources for families of children with Special Educational Needs
We have been working with children from Hertfordshire charity Space to produce short online safety information videos. The children, who all have diagnoses of autism, talk to us about a range of things including what they like to do online, why gaming is so much fun and how they keep safe online. The videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
We have also been working with Hertfordshire charity ADD-vance to produce TechSafe Social Narratives. They are a great way to start a discussion about online safety with a child with learning difficulties.
- When players talk to me online
- When I am watching videos
- When I see information on Social Media
PDFs of both can be downloaded from our resources page.
RBG Foster Carers
We are working with Foster Carers and Social Workers in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to produce a bespoke Online Safety Information Hub for those working with Children in Care. This hub will supplement our current resources which help to tackle the online safety issues that people who work with children in care are more likely to experience.
Social Media and Mental Health
We are thrilled to have received funding from Comic Relief Community Fund (England) to continue our work with the SEND community in Hertfordshire. Working in partnership with charities Space and ADD-vance we will be exploring the emotions and feelings children with Special Educational Needs have when they go online.
Find out more about Comic Relief grants here.
During the Coronavirus pandemic 2020 we launched TechSafe Online – online safety workshops and training delivered via Zoom. We have been able to connect with a wider audience, in a safe space, who are open to sharing their online safety experiences and concerns. Many of their stories and our advice are shared in our bitesize information videos on our TechSafe YouTube channel.
Great overview of current issues – a pertinent update for us with our pupil cohorts showing increasing harm from Social Media issues