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Simfin

online safety and digital citizenship specialist

Naace Impact Award Winner for Leadership

For his commitment to ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment for the education sector

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  • Excellent session today. Simon's delivery of what includes some difficult subject matter was highly engaging. Many thanks and much appreciated.

    Teacher Primary school

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16 October 2017

This resource is from Andrew Hall, Safeguarding Specialist.

Safeguarding On A Page

It is really useful to put all your safeguarding procedures onto one page, so that it can be seen at a glance. In the Safeguarding Handbook you can find a suitable flowchart.

The flow chart helps staff (and others) clearly understand what they need to do to raise a concern in your organisation and illustrates what happens next. There is also space to add relevant names and contact details, as well as the Whistleblowing Advice Line phone number. Such a flowchart can be useful addition to a policy document.

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02 October 2017

This draft document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions.

The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational setting to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance. The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people’s digital literacy skills and parental awareness.

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04 September 2017

Melissa Zimdars is an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. When she saw her students referencing questionable sources, she created and shared a document with them of how to think about sources, as well as a list of misleading, satirical and fake sites.

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