The Internet is part of our daily lives and gives us all access to a wealth of information, education and recreational resources and activities.

The use of technology brings exciting new opportunities, which undoubtedly come with some risk.

It is important that we help children and adults working in our schools to be aware of the risks and encourage them to adopt safe and appropriate behaviour when online.



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6th Annual Warwickshire Online Safety Conference
27th November 2020

The Warwickshire ICTDS Online Safety Conference 2020 is going live - online.  It is a great opportunity to widen the net and invite some of the best known speakers from around the UK. 



















Speakers include: Ken Corish, SWGfL who returns to talk to us about the changes to 360 Safe, Project Evolve and the exciting pilot that we are supporting.  Charlotte Aynsley, author of ‘Responding to incidents of Sexting’ will discuss Safeguarding in Remote Education, Simon Finch (Online Safety Specialist) will challenge our thinking, Carol Allen Inclusion adviser will discuss online safety for vulnerable children.  Vikki Bardon, Entrust (Online Safety Adviser, Staffordshire) discusses Mental Health and live streaming. Warwickshire teachers and ICTDS staff will cover a range of engaging Online Safety topics including feedback on online safeguarding during lockdown, the first virtual 360 Safe assessment and Lindsay Buck, author of Digiduck will read an excerpt from the new Digiduck book!

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​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm

Cost: £90


EPICT Online Safety Qualification

​Venue: Online Course

Time:    3.30pm - 4.30pm

Session 1  12th January 2021

Session 2  19th January 2021

Session 3  26th January 2021

Session 4  10th March 2021 (optional help)

SAS subscribers: £215*

​Non SAS subscribers:  £255*

Includes £45 registration fee.


The European Pedagogical ICT Licence is a comprehensive, flexible and efficient training course introducing a European quality standard for the continued professional development of teachers and other professionals in the use of ICT in the school.


The EPICT Online Safety Qualification is aimed at everyone working with children and young people to recognise their knowledge of online safety through an internationally recognised qualification. By taking the EPICT Online Safety Qualification you, your school or organisation can mark the start of a commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.


So far nearly 60 Warwickshire teachers have been awarded the EPICT Online Safety Qualification since we started to offer this course. 


Ofsted highlighted the importance of at least one member of staff having a higher level of up-to-date Online Safety knowledge. 


The EPICT Online Safety certificate (worth 2.5 points at Level 8 endorsed by the British Institute for Learning and Development) gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge of safeguarding children online whilst affording practical opportunities to apply this awareness within your school.


The course will be delivered through a half day face to face training session, followed by a mid term meeting, assessment and finally moderation by EPICT

360 Online safety Mark – what is the standard expected in
the revised self review tool?

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm


Session 1  7th January 2021

Session 2  14th January 2021

Session 3  21st January 2021

SAS subscribers: £85

​Non SAS subscribers:  £112


Course overview

Looking for a simple way to check that your Online Safety provision reaches the standard expected by Ofsted and the DfE? This session will provide you with guidance when using the 360 Safe Online Safety self review tool (SRT), give you handy practical tips on how to achieve the standard and where appropriate, apply for the Online Safety Mark. 


This course is ideal for teachers new to 360 and those who need support with the revised SRT.  All sessions must be attended.

Delegates MUST have access to a username and password with administrator access to the 360 SRT.  Please contact our Service Desk on 01926 414100 if you need help with this.

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to use the self review tool to highlight your online safety provision

  • Recognise the standard expected to achieve the 360 Safe Mark and how it fits with Ofsted requirements for Safeguarding

  • Produce reports for analysis, which can become part of your school development plan

  • Understand when and how to apply for the 360 Safe Mark

Designated Safeguarding Leaders - Online Safety Update and Awareness Course

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm


Session 1  2nd December 2020

Session 2  9th December 2020

Session 3  16th December 2020


Time: 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm


Session 1  28th January 2021

Session 2  2nd February 2021

Session 3  11 February 2021


Time: 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm


Session 1  17th March 2021

Session 2  24th March 2021

Session 3  31st March 2021

SAS subscribers: £85

​Non SAS subscribers: £112


Course overview

The responsibility of the DSL encompasses online safety provision

within the school, alongside their safeguarding role. DSLs need to be aware of online safety statutory requirements, what this means for schools as well as having an above average awareness of online safety risks and issues. This course will guide you through the risks and issues to consider in a clear, simple and stress free way!









At the end of the three, one hour online sessions you will have:

• An understanding of Ofsted & DfE documentation including Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 and the implication to Online Safety provision in your setting

• An overview of the standard expected through the updated, free 360 Safe tool

• A general Online Safety Awareness update (previously delivered through the DSL refresh course), what’s new, what’s fake, what’s not worth taking notice of and what is… Education for a Connected World 2020, OSBOX and OSCAR.

Online Safety Co-ordinator – Survival Training!

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 3.30pm - 5.00pm

Session 1  Tues 9th March 2021

Session 2  Tues 16th March 2021

Session 3  Tues 23rd March 2021

Session 4  Tues 30th March 2021

SAS subscribers: £160

​Non SAS subscribers:  £214


Course overview

New to the role of Online Safety Co-ordinator? Not quite sure what this entails or where to start…


This course will guide you through the Online Safety Co-ordinator role and highlight what you need to consider; Ofsted requirements, the computing curriculum (digital literacy and Online Safety), the standard expected for schools and will provide many ideas for engaging all staff, governors and parents.


The course is allocated six, one hour sessions to give delegates an opportunity to develop a plan and start some of the tasks identified.  All sessions must be attended.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand the responsibilities of an Online Safety Co-ordinator

  • Develop strategies for risk management

  • Consider how to produce workable policies and agreements

  • Plan to involve all stakeholders

  • Ensure that Ofsted requirements are addressed

  • Ensure that the Online Safety curriculum is delivered in an engaging and fun way

Online Safety for our younger children – but not as you know it!

​Venue: Online Course

OSBOX delivery/pick up arranged prior

to the course

Date: 11 March 2021

​Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

SAS subscribers: £115 Twilight

​Non SAS subscribers:  £130

(includes price of the OSBOX)


Course overview

By the time children start school, 73% use a tablet, laptop or computer device, 29% own their own device and by the age of 4yrs they are considered to be self sufficient on at least one of these devices. (Ofcom 2016)


Warwickshire ICTDS have worked with teachers and other professionals in education from EYFS to devise a series of activities to help with the Online Safety conversation.  These activities have been mapped to the early learning goals, the UKCIS Education for a Connected World Framework and will help children as they get more exposure online at school and at home.  These activities will easily fit in with activities you already carry out, being a substitute rather than an extra activity to fit in.


The training includes an OSBOX containing all of the resources required, teacher guidance, support leaflets for parents and some advice for staff is the outcome of this collaboration.  

Delegates have an exciting session carrying out a selection of the activities, discussing alternative approaches to delivery and considering how it all fits into the activities you already carry out.  You will receive a box prior to the training.  It will not have been opened for at least a week.

Learning outcomes

 Consider different approaches to online safety messages

  • Awareness of online safety issues

  • Knowledge of the Framework and how it maps to EYFS ELG

  • An opportunity to work through all of the suggested activities

  • An awareness of the activities and some idea of suggested delivery

More details about OSBOX here 

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Please place your order with Jane Key by email to 

Governors – Online Safety Awareness and Responsibilities!
18th November 2020

​Venue: Online Course

​Time: 6 - 7.30pm

SAS subscribers: £65

​Non SAS subscribers:  £80






Course overview

This course will provide you with an overview

of your Online Safety responsibilities as a

governing body. 


During the session we will consider:
• Statutory requirements
• Standards - Ofsted and 360 Online Safety Mark
• Policy
• How you can support your school / link teacher
• Safe remote working for all
• What to do if . . . (child and adult issues)
• Recommended support and resources


The course leader is our Online Safety Adviser, Jane Key who is also an active school governor.


Learning outcomes

  • Leave with an action plan

  • Understanding of the risks young people and adults take online

  • Awareness of where online safety lies within Ofsted and DfE safeguarding requirements

  • Understanding of the tools available to check that Online Safety provision is of an appropriate standard

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Online Safety ‘MOT’

Many schools are working towards being an Online Safe school and our Online Safety Advisers frequently get asked “Where do I start?”, “How do we pick up following a change in staff?”, “We are ready to move Online Safety on in school, how can we keep up?” To help you manage this process we are offering a fantastic bundle of Online Safety support which you can pick and mix to suit your needs. This is a cost effective approach to achieving your Online Safety plan.


Package Contents: Annual Online Safety Awareness for Staff - addressing the DfE requirement and Ofsted expectation that this is provided on an annual basis. This one hour session must be taken before or after the in-house Online Safety Health Check (below)


AND Online Safety Health Check – this can include the very popular 360 Safe consultation (this is not the award, but a pre-award or Online Safety provision check), policy development, scheme/lesson planning, support for SLT or other requests up to two hours will be considered. This must be taken before or after the annual Online Safety Awareness session (above)


AND Attendance on a ½ day Online Safety Course or a guaranteed place at the Annual Online Safety Conference Please note that: EPICT can be included at an additional charge of £130 SAS or £150 Non SAS (as this course includes a second meeting, assessment/moderation and a registration fee)


The total cost of this package, representing a 10% discount is: £300 SAS £370 Non-SAS

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