The changing learning environment requires educators to be confident in supporting their students to manage online safety challenges. This involves finding out what staff already know, exploring risks and challenges young people may encounter online, and identifying what support staff need to plan and provide opportunities for students.
To support this process, we have created five simple staff professional competency workshop templates. Each workshop is designed to be completed within 45 minutes. There are five workshop themes to choose from, each with supporting focus questions and resources. Suggested activities are provided, and can be adapted as needed. From responses and feedback, schools can consider what their priorities are, how they might begin to support individual or whole staff, what resources are needed, and who might be involved to help.