Whether you want to book our online workshops or our face to face workshops, the process will be the same. Email us your interest and remember to tell us two dates that would suit your school. We'll book the trainer and be in touch to confirm your booking within 7 working days.
At Barnardos, our preferred option for workshops about online safety are face-to-face as it allows more interaction with children and our trainers get to really hear from children what is going on for them online. However, we have a responsibility to keep everyone safe and it is unlikely that we will be able to do our face to face workshops for a while. As a result, we’ve worked hard with a Design Agency and with focus groups from children and young people themselves, to create an alternative to our face to face workshops. Our Zoom online workshops are 35-40 minutes in length, with our trainer in their own home and linking in with the students in the class via the interactive whiteboard. The class teacher would need to be on hand to help with interaction between the trainer and the class.
Barnardos recruit a panel of trainers to deliver the Barnardos Online Safety Programme. These trainers are very experienced in working with children, young people, teachers and parents in schools and other group settings. Barnardos trainers are Garda Vetted and are monitored and supported in line with Barnardos training quality assurance framework. Trainers take part in regular CPD meetings and receive relevant up-to-date information to keep abreast of changes in legislation, best practice guidelines and new resources to respond effectively to parents and children’s needs in relation to the every evolving topic of online safety.