08/06/2012 – Technology webinars for children and young people’s organisations
In our recent technology survey you said you wanted more help with social media, websites, data protection, cloud tools and e-safety - so Children England have teamed up with their technical partner Lasa to present a pilot series of 6 free webinars to help you learn how to get the most out of new technologies to support your work with young people.
Webinars are simply seminars delivered online, giving you the freedom and flexibility to attend quality training from the comfort of your own desk - an ideal solution given how busy we all.
Aimed specifically at children and young people (CYP) organisations, the one-hour webinars, which run from 11.30 to 12.30, will be run by experts on a range of topics:
- 4 July - Managing ICT (Miles Maier, Lasa) - take advantage of discount and donation schemes, where to go for impartial technology help, funding and managing ICT.
- 11 July: Data Protection (Paul Ticher) - how data protection issues affect organisations working in the CYP sector. Includes an update on the new cookie law.
- 18 July: Social Media (Paul Webster, social media surgeon) - get the most out of social media tools - like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - to raise your organisation's profile, connect, campaign and collaborate.
- 12 September: Planning a new website initiative (Sue Fidler Associates) - what to think about, best practices, integrating with your newsletters and new media - and finding and commissioning the right web designer.
- 26 September: Cloud tools (Stony Grunow, Third Sector IT) - From sharing calendars, collaborating on documents (like funding bids), and sharing data and files, make your working life easier with appropriate cloud-based tools.
- 10 October: E-Safety (Dr Sangeet Bhullar, WISE KIDS) - the best practices of using new technologies to deliver services to young people and being e-safe
Please note that each webinar is restricted to 20 attendees so book early.
Webinars are online meetings and you will need a computer with a broadband connection to the internet, and a phone if you wish to join the conversation. Alternatively, headphones or speakers will enable you to hear the webinar and an online chat function enable you to ask questions. You can use Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
After registering to attend one of our webinars, you will receive an email from us detailing a toll free number plus a link to the webinar. At the scheduled webinar time, all you need to do is call the number and click on the link which will open up our PowerPoint slides. You can ask questions at any time by simply typing them into your browser window.
Feel free to invite your colleagues!