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Protecting young people in a digital age

Guardian Teacher Network

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM (GMT)

Protecting young people in a digital age

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Protecting young people in a digital age 

This seminar has been postponed and we hope to have an alternative date soon - if you are interested in attending this seminar, please email 

The Internet has opened up almost limitless opportunities in teaching and learning. However, there are challenges and risks which need managing.

Led by school digital safety experts, the Guardian Teacher Network's new one-day course will provide Safeguarding policy and Ofsted criteria updates and explore the latest thinking in ensuring digital safety. There will be a particular focus on social media and practical advice to help schools develop their digital safety policies. 

Who should attend?

  • SLT members
  • ICT co-ordinators and heads of ICT
  • Staff with responsibility for school ICT Safeguarding policies
  • Child protection officers

This seminar is suitable for primary and secondary-phase practitioners. Plenary sessions in the morning will be followed by separate primary and secondary workshops in the afternoon.

This seminar will include:

  • Safeguarding policy and Ofsted updates 
  • Toolkits for ensuring social media safety 
  • Guidance on how to recognize and handle cyber bullying 
  • A guide on digital safety in schools and further reading


Phil Blackburn

Phil has 25 years experience of advising on ICT in schools, local authorities and educational organisations. Phil managed Durham’s ICT Curriuclum Team, implemented a VLE for 70,000 users including-safety materials and led the ICT service to ISO9001-2008 accreditation. He was a member of the e-safety sub group of the Local Safeguarding Children's Board. Phil is currently an independent counsultant and trainer. He is an ICT Mark assessor, EPICT facilitator, CEOP ambassador, Naace Fellow, a member of BILD and regularly provides school training for the Guardian.

Jeff Haslam

Jeff Haslam is an independent e-safety consultant for schools and local authorities. Jeff is a member of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS), CEOP, the Education Advisory Board, the National Education Network’s Safeguarding Group and Cumbria Local Safeguarding Children’s Board E-safety sub group. Jeff assisted BECTA's safeguarding team in writing policies and advisory documents for schools and Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards. He has been invited to speak at conferences nationally and participated in the Family Online Institute’s annual conference in Washington DC for the past two years.

Guardian Teacher Network member discount

Guardian Teacher Network members receive a 20% discount on the standard delegate rate. If you are not already a member, click here to sign up - it's quick, simple and absolutely free of charge.

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the seminar commencing.

For more information, call 0203 353 4059 or email

Have questions about Protecting young people in a digital age ? Contact Guardian Teacher Network

When & Where

King's Place
90 York Way
N1 9AG London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM (GMT)

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The Teacher Network is part of Guardian Professional Networks, our new community sites where we bring together insights, news and best practice. Guardian Professional is a division of Guardian News & Media.


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