Tootoot launch new online safety plan

Exclusive early access for Safeguarding Essentials members to tootoot’s free Online Safety Plan in time for Safer Internet Day.


Tootoot logo 2019As every generation become increasingly tech-savvy, pupils are more exposed to the dangers that the widely unregulated world of technology can pose.



The importance of promoting online safety from a young age has been put into the spotlight recently by the Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation. Susie Hargreaves said that images and videos of girls aged between 11 and 13 that have been groomed, coerced and tricked into performing sexually over webcam is fast becoming a ‘national crisis’ with victims getting younger. These comments also echo the findings from the Childline annual review, which reported a 16 per cent increase of child sexual exploitation counselling sessions.

It is clear that the positive use of technology must be promoted in schools to allow young people to feel safe and empowered to make the most out of their time online. And at tootoot we believe that our award-winning safeguarding app provides an online solution to an online problem. For example, if a young person is being cyberbullied, blackmailed or threatened online they can use their device to take back control, and send a message using tootoot to a designated mentor in their school and begin to get the support they need.

Since tootoot was created over 600,000 children and young people have been able to report anything that may be making them feel unsafe or unhappy, in a discreet and safe way that fits into their digital lives.

Tootoot Online Safety PlanTootoot is giving Safeguarding Essentials members early access to register for the new free Online Safety Plan, that has been developed in time for Safer Internet Day. The plan helps teachers to promote online safety and encourage pupils to speak up about their worries using tootoot.

The free Online Safety Plan will be open to the first 100 schools that register and will include:

• Full access to the award-winning safeguarding software tootoot for six weeks.
• Unlimited virtual staff training and support from our friendly customer support team.

Click here to register before the 14th February.

Tootoot SID2020

Written by Michael Brennan on January 27, 2020 11:20

Safer Internet Day 2020 Competition

Encourage pupils to work together for a better internet with our annual competition


The next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the seventeenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

The theme for 'SID2020' will be ‘Together for a better internet’. The day aims to inspire young people to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The campaign will also explore whether young people feel free to be themselves online - #Freetobe

SID2020 Competition

To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we are delighted to be running our annual competition for schools. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is complete the picture as shown below and then tweet their entries from the school Twitter account.

The template can be downloaded as part of our free Safer Internet Day assembly available to all members (if you are not already a member, you can join our free membership here), or you can create your own. This can be in simple text, an image or a video. As long as it can be Tweeted and includes @SafeguardingSGE in the message.

To submit your school entries:

1) Simply Tweet your entries including the @SafeguardingSGE from your school Twitter account,
or
2) Submit your entries by email to competition@safeguardingessentials.com and we will Tweet it on your behalf

Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 7th 2020 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.

There are 2 categories, Best Primary School Entry, Best Secondary School Entry. If you are chosen as a winner, you will be given 1 years free membership to Safeguarding Essentials for your school.

Competition Winners


Once again, we received some fantastic entries for the competition, making judging tough. Well done to all the schools and pupils who took part. The two winning schools are:

The Hall Primary School "We launched the competition during our Safer Internet Day assembly and then put up the display with post-it notes ready for the children. It gave them a chance to think about their tips and reflect over time as they did a different topic each day. It was great to see pupils from KS1 upwards getting involved and crowding around the display in order to get their ideas up."
SID2020 Competition Winner Primary

Rishworth SchoolSID2020 Competition Winner Secondary


Written by Safeguarding Essentials on February 11, 2020 14:13


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