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How have Covid-19 and the use of tech impacted safeguarding? | Sponsored
1st October 2020 • Tes News • Tes
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When much of the world locked down in the early part of this year, people everywhere looked for digital solutions to a lack of face-to-face interaction.

Schools introduced virtual lessons, while students took to apps as a way to maintain connections with their peers. But at what cost?

The rapid increase in technology use in education has led to extra complications when it comes to keeping both staff and students safe and ensuring the wellbeing of both isn’t impacted dramatically.

To find out more about the shifting landscape of safeguarding in 2020, Tes senior digital editor Simon Lock met Emily Konstantas, CEO at the Safeguarding Alliance, about the added complications that come when remote learning.

He also speaks to Katie Rigg, head of safeguarding and student wellbeing, and Chris Durbin, associate director of school support and evaluation, from the Council of International Schools, who explain what needs to be considered when it comes to students’ increased exposure to screens, fake news and social media.

For more on this topic register for our upcoming webinar: International safeguarding; what’s changed since Covid-19? In this free webinar Orbital Education’s regional head of schools, Michael Clack, will be explaining how the safeguarding landscape has changed for international leaders.

This podcast is sponsored by EduCare, part of the Tes family. EduCare’s simple to use online learning service for expert knowledge in safeguarding and duty of care will help empower all your staff with the confidence to act when needed.