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Online safety in Scotland: keeping children safe in the digital world


22/08/2019 09:30






About this event

This training event is tailored for professionals working with children and young people. It will bring you up to date with technology trends including relevant research and highlighting current apps that children and young people are using.

You’ll use a scenario-based approach to consider a wide range of online safety risks for children and professionals. You'll look at appropriate prevention and response within the context of supporting young people as digital citizens.

The course will include a brief summary of the Scottish policy landscape and you will find out about a range of resources and support. The day will conclude with a personal action-planning exercise.  

Key Learning:

  • Digital participation: how children use the internet and why it's good to be online!
  • Online safety risks, from bullying and relationships to fake news and digital footprint
  • Relevant regulations, strategies and policies in Scotland
  • Key resources and sources of support.

Facilitator bio

Jess McBeath is a consultant and trainer specialising in online safety and digital citizenship within a Scottish context. She advises schools, charities and public sector organisations, as well as delivering training to parents, professionals and young people and developing educational materials. She is an Online Safety Mark Accredited Assessor and a CEOP Ambassador.

Jess is a member of AACOSS (Association of Adult and Child Online Safety Specialists) and was awarded the NSPCC Childhood Champion Award as Schools Volunteer for Scotland 2018.  She has a 1st class degree in Linguistics & Artificial Intelligence and an MBA (distinction).

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