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Online Safety Conference

On October 10, 2017 09:30 until October 10, 2017 15:00

Registration for this event has now closed

This event is part of Bradford Council's annual Safeguarding week provision and is aimed at SLT, teachers and staff with responsibility for Safeguarding in Primary and Secondary schools. Please note there is a charge of for this event

The conference aims to give an overview of how young people are using a range of ever changing technologies to communicate, collaborate and share information online.  Breakout sessions will enable schools to educate staff and children on the safe, responsible and effective use of technology and how to report and respond to incidents in  school in an effective manner.


9:00 – 9:30           Arrival and refreshments

9:30 – 9:45           Welcome and house keeping

9:45 – 10:45        Keynote 

Keynote speaker: Ken Corish is the Online Safety Director with South West Grid for Learning Trust and the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Ken works with a broad range of national and international organisations that include Childnet, CEOP, InSafe, NCMEC, FOSI and Internet Watch Foundation and is an international speaker. In this session he will discuss the online behaviours of young people and how schools can support young people to utilise a range of technology safely and responsibly.


10:45 – 11:15      Break and refreshments

11:15 – 12:00     

Breakout 1a: Local Secondary School TBC

Discussing a school’s journey to the Online Safety Mark from a Secondary school’s perspective.

Breakout 1b: Local Primary school TBC

Discussing a school’s journey to the Online Safety Mark from a Primary school’s perspective.

Breakout 1c: Ken Corish is the Online Safety Director with South West Grid for Learning Trust and the UK Safer Internet Centre

Ken will discuss the need for a school to have a whole school Online safety strategy and give an overview of the free 360 safe Online Safety tool He will walk through the features of the tool and highlight how it can be used effectively to ensure a school’s Online Safety provision meet the standards expected by DfE and Ofsted.

12:00 – 13:00      Lunch and refreshments

13:00 – 13:45     

Breakout 2a: Alan Mackenzie is a national Online Safety Adviser for schools

We face daily reports from the media about how dangerous the Internet is for young people online but this is often misreported or simple scaremongering. During this session we will look at the facts and dispel some of the myths around popular social networks, understand why young people engage with technology and how to mitigate some of the potential risks.

Breakout 2b: Catherine Knibb is a Child & Adult Trauma Therapist specialising in Cyber trauma

As a teacher It can be difficult to know what issues to prioritises and look out for in terms of Online Safety. This session will discuss 'from friendship to trust' and will highlight why children engage in some of the behaviours they do (online) with 'friends' and how as teachers you can support children in making critical choices in their online worlds.  We will explore some of the 'trends' and 'scares'  that often hit media headlines and those that an remain silent.

Breakout 2c: PCSO Izac Spencer works for the Bradford District Cyber Team

Izac will give an overview of how to respond to children recording and sharing inappropriate sexual content from a school and legal perspective. He will also give an overview of the Bradford District Cyber Team’s work in Bradford schools.

13:45 – 14:15      Refreshments

14:15 – 15:00     

Breakout 3a: James Diamond is a teacher and former Safeguarding in Education lead for Leicester City Council

In this session he will be looking at the wide range of activities and behaviours secondary aged young people are engaging in online and the skills and support they need to be able to empower them to take full advantage of the opportunities modern technology offers them. Based on his experiences in the classroom and in boarding houses, he will share strategies, resources, and activities that have worked in raising young people's digital literacy and resilience.

Breakout 3b: Luke Newbold is a director and film maker Lens Change Ltd

This session will be a whistle-stop tour of free digital resources available for KS3 + KS4 to improve student's critical thinking skills in relation to the consumption of online media. We will be looking at Digital Disruption's 7 ‘techniques of propaganda’ along with informed ways of thinking about truth, lies and the internet.

Breakout 3c: Paul Scott is a Curriulum Innovation consultant for Bradford Council

Note - this session is now full

This session will look at the DfE’s curriculum expectations for Digital Literacy and how to develop and deliver an appropriate Digital Literacy / Online Safety curriculum in your Primary School

15:00 – 15:15      Plenary and close

Please note this is not a free conference and a fee of £99 will be charged for delegates to attend. Refreshments and lunch are included.