Following the success of Smoothwall’s online safety workshops to pupils, parents and staff at Rye St Antony on Safer Internet Day 2017, Smoothwall announce their Online Safety Roadshow plans for 2017.
The roadshow is set to visit a different school or college each month, educating pupils and parents on the importance of online safety, an important issue that is widely overlooked in today’s society. With 92.6% of the UK population having access to the internet in 2016 (Internet Live Stats), it’s vital that users understand what they could be at risk of whilst exploring Facebook for example.
Workshops will be tailored to your requirements, and can be delivered to pupils, staff and parents. Typical discussion topics include:
- Safe image sharing
- Safe use of social media including privacy and location settings
- The risk of grooming and cyberbullying
- Safe gaming
- Digital footprint
Pupils at Rye St Antony found the discussion about the potential risks of sharing information on social media particularly interesting, with many pupils commenting they didn’t realise how easy it is for posts to reach people in places all over the world. Parents were also surprised to hear that the majority of house insurance policies are invalid if you’ve shared a holiday photo or details of your trip online. More information about the workshops held at Rye St Antony can be found here.
Claire Stead, Online safety Ambassador at Smoothwall commented: