Safe and Empowered: Responding to a Digital Generation

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Venues across Scotland and online webinars

United Kingdom

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FREE training events and online webinars for educators about online safety and digital citizenship. Get the skills and knowledge you need now as an educator of the digital generation in Scotland. Endorsed by Education Scotland!

*** New dates added, with more to come across Scotland. Alternatively, to register your interest in the programme, drop an email to and we'll let you know when new dates are announced. ***

Digital is revolutionising childhood. From smartphones to smart speakers, technology is rapidly claiming a role in all aspects of life. Traditional online safety messaging needs to adapt too. How can educators support young people as empowered, engaged, critical and responsible digital citizens?

In this training programme, we’ll cover the range of online harms faced by young people within the context of tech trends and the digital skills agenda. Using scenarios, we’ll bring your knowledge up to date, consider professional skills, curriculum links and key resources to help you educate young people and respond to incidents. Plus, you’ll receive a free parents’ presentation for use by your school, and access to focused webinars and podcasts to keep you in the know.

We’ll look at topics such as:

Don’t share, don’t talk, don’t meet! Let’s bring online safety education up to date..

Sexting: How effective is blaming and shaming?

The greatest lie ever told: Trust, conspiracy, algorithms and critical thinking.

Gaming addiction: Are the kids really hooked?

Disengaged and oversharing: Tips for involving families in online safety.

Being me online: How can educators manage their social media presence?

Hurry, book NOW before it’s too late! (clickbait and why it’s a problem for educators).

… and more!

Note: You must be an educator in a school, college or early learning setting in Scotland to attend this training.

Next steps

*** Attend a 1-day face-to-face event in the following locations OR two twilight webinars. *** Some events bookable now, with more dates to be released shortly. In the meantime, you can express your interest in the programme by emailing jess.mcbeath@swgfl.or.guk.

    • Dundee

    • Linlithgow

    • Dumfries

    • Aberdeen

    • Inverness

    • Edinburgh

    • Hawick

    • Glasgow

    • Hamilton

To find out more info about the programme, go to


Who should attend, and why?

This training programme is open to all teaching staff in Scotland, including early years, primary, secondary, community learning and college staff. If you teach young people, this course is for you.

What's included in the programme?

  • A FREE one-day training event delivered across Scotland, for up to 20 attendees. Those who can't attend in person can access 2 half-day webinars instead.
  • Attendees receive a delegate pack including activities, personal action plan and links to key resources. Attendees also receive a parents' presentation that can be used by schools.
  • Additional, focused webinars will be available on key topics, providing the latest research and resources. You'll be automatically booked onto the webinar series and can unsubscribe at any time. Alternatively, you can book directly onto the webinar series here.

How is the programme 'Endorsed by Education Scotland'?

The programme has been officially endorsed by Education Scotland, which means that it 'demonstrates that it is informed by the national model of professional learning and links effectively to the relevant professional standards and current policy context.' The programme succesfully passed through a robust set of criteria to achieve endorsement, and is featured on Education Scotland's Framework For Education Leadership:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email with queries or to register your interest in the programme. Thank you!

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Venues across Scotland and online webinars

United Kingdom

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