Webinar – Introducing online safety to young children

Webinar – Introducing online safety to young children

Designed for teachers of 1st and 2nd class, this webinar explores how best to introduce younger pupils to the first steps of accessing and using the internet in a safe and responsible manner. It will look at age appropriate internet safety advice for young children including using the internet safely, communicating online, playing and learning online, getting help and support. During this webinar teachers will be introduced to the new HTML Heroes 1st and 2nd Class edition as a key online safety resource to use when introducing internet safety for this age group. Teachers will also get practical advice and best practice considerations for embedding the use of digital technologies in their teaching and learning.


The guest speaker for this webinar is Leanne Lynch, PDST Digital Technologies Advisor. Leanne Lynch is a primary school teacher seconded to the Digital Technologies team of the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). She supports primary schools in developing Digital Learning Plans contextualised to their school setting and helps teachers integrate digital technologies in their teaching, learning and assessment practices.

Leanne Lynch’s slide are available to download.

Resources mentioned in Leanne Lynch’s presentation.

Resources mentioned in Tracy Hogan’s presentation.

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