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02 April 2020
Guide To Safer Live Lessons

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With the closure of schools and switch to remote learning, one method of teaching which has received some attention has been delivering ‘live lessons’ online through video conferencing software or apps. Whilst this can be a great way to try and replicate classroom learning, caution has been advised around essentially ‘live-streaming’ lessons. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help both teachers and parents consider some of the issues that may arise when engaging in an online lesson.

Hosting an online lesson can help to continue learning from the classroom and limit the level of disruption following school closures. Zoom, Google Hangouts and Skype are some of those apps which have benefitted from the outbreak and received an influx of users. But how safe is an online lesson? How should teachers and parents set up? And what needs to be implemented? Find out with this guide.

Created by the team at National Online Safety, this guide explores the key points that both teachers and parents should consider as both the host and audience participating in a live lesson. It also touches on some of the most popular platforms being used and offers some quick tips to help keep users safe online.

To download the guide, please click here.

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