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TechSafe – online safety advice, training and resourceS
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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 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 produced the first two in a new series of information leaflets for parents of children with Special Educational Needs. Topics are:
Talking about online safety with your neurodiverse child
Supporting your neurodiverse teen to be safe and positive 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