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The Impact of the Online World for Young People


Member - £149
Non-Member - £230

Facilitators - Will Gardner and Ellie Proffitt

This session will give an overview of young people’s current online landscape and the challenges they face online.
The session will also explore what a whole school approach to preventing online risks looks like and highlight practical services, resources and guides that can be used to help do this in your setting, including engaging young people’s support with this.
Responding to online issues will also be discussed, as will different strategies to foster a culture of openness and support, as well as reporting routes available to schools.

We will also take you through the work Childnet does to raise awareness of online safety education and how your school can get involved.


Head Teachers, Deputy Head Teachers, Assistant Head Teachers, Subject Leads, Phase Leads, PSHE/Citizenship Leads, School Business Leaders, SENCos


-    Be up to speed on current issues facing children online
-    Have practical strategies for supporting young people with their online safety and preventing online harm
-    Know how best to respond to online issues and where to go for help


Understanding of current online risks for young people
Be familiar with key resources and guidance to support young people with online safety
Awareness of how online safety prevention can sit within your school culture


Will Gardner, CEO and Elie Proffitt, Education and Youth Engagement Manager - Childnet International

Childnet International is a charity working to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

We work directly with children and young people from the ages of 3 to 18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals. We hear first- hand the real experiences and concerns for young people’s lives online, as well as sharing safety advice and delivering educational workshops.

We are part of the UK Safer Internet Centre and in this role we organise Safer Internet Day in the UK every year, and we have recently released a range of resources supporting schools to tackle online sexual harassment among children.

At the heart of all our work is the belief that when used properly the internet is a wonderfully positive tool for children and young people. We strive to take a balanced approach, making sure that we promote the positive opportunities, as well as responding to the risks and equipping children and young people to deal with them.