The Education Network for Waltham Forest
 
Supported by Waltham Forest

Digital Resilience

About our service

The 'Digital Resilience' package is a suite of resources for staff and students in Waltham Forest. It is designed to safeguard young people from potentially harmful information or views presented on the Internet and through social networking sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

This package is funded entirely by the Local Authority and is therefore FREE for all schools to utilise as part of their Safeguarding measures.

What we offer

Services include:

  • Staff training
  • Lesson plans and classroom activities
  • Multi-media clips/short films
  • Youth Involvement Opportunities
  • Governor engagement
  • Tailored interventions
  • External speaker support/facilitation
  • Website access/E-Bulletin mailing list

Further information can also be found on the Digital Resilience overview page on The Hub.

Benefits of using our service

This package is a response to two particular needs of our secondary school pupils. Firstly, to the need, identified through consultation with senior leaders and staff, to support young people to become more careful and discerning users of the Internet and social networking sites. In short, if a young person lacks the tools to make sense of their increasingly digital world it has a direct impact on their vulnerability to potentially harmful information and agendas.

Secondly, this package is a response to the Department for Education's (DfE's) 'Prevent' duty which states that we must "safeguard children and young people in England from extremists and extremist views in school and in out of school hours learning". This ties with the Ofsted Framework which evaluates 'the school's response to any extremist behaviour shown by pupils' and 'the extent to which pupils are able to understand and respond to risk'.

Contact

Sean Thomson, Citizenship and Cohesion Advisor
020 8496 3447

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Date updated: 05 April 2016 by Barry Fong