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Who you gonna call? The E-safety helpline (9)

We spent some of today’s training day talking about the various ways that schools can make sure their e-safety policies and practices are up to date (there are a range of links and resources in the E-Safety section of Hwb that are free to access even if you teach outside Wales).

The discussion moved on to what you might do in the (hopefully unlikely) event of an e-safety incident.

Luckily, the Safer Internet Centre runs a professional helpline for just these incidences at http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/about/helpline

They say:

The Safer Internet Centre has been co-funded by the European Commission to provide a Helpline for professionals working with children and young people in the UK with any online safety issues they may face themselves or with children in their care. We provide support with all aspects of digital and online issues such as those which occur on social networking sites, cyber-bullying, sexting, online gaming and child protection online. The Helpline aims to resolve issues professionals face about themselves, such as protecting professional identity and reputation, as well as young people in relation to online safety.

Well worth keeping a note of. A link can be found in the ‘Schools’ section of the Hwb E-Safety Zone.

Dave Stacey

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