- Award-winning school online safety training provider, National Online Safety (NOS),
announces exclusive partnership with Smoothwall market-leading developer of digital safeguarding solutions.
- National Online Safety joins Smoothwall in their mission “to develop the technology and awareness that are essential for the safety and wellbeing of students.”
- National Online Safety goes from strength-to-strength since winning ‘Market Entrant’ award at Education Investor Awards 2018 and becoming a CACHE Endorsed Programme for Online Safety Risks in May 2019.
National Online Safety (part of the National Education Group) and Smoothwall announce an exclusive strategic partnership, in which Smoothwall will offer its customers access to NOS’ award-winning training and resources, designed to support every school community.
The partnership changes the landscape of online safety provision for schools, packaging dedicated training and resources for Headteachers, Designated Safeguarding Leads, Teaching Staff, Governors, Parents, Carers and Pupils with award-winning content filtering, monitoring classroom management and record management solutions.
From powerful, engaging videos to practical lesson plans and parent guides, National Online Safety provide schools with an impactful provision to help safeguard children online through education.
The partnership will break new ground for National Online Safety, working collaboratively to expand the reach of its award-winning online safety training and education services to Smoothwall’s international customer base.
James Southworth, Managing Director at National Online Safety, provided comment on the strategic partnership:
“We are thrilled to announce the partnership with Smoothwall. The partnership provides schools with comprehensive online safety solution by linking award winning training and awareness raising with award winning filtering and monitoring solutions. Within the digital safeguarding arena, Smoothwall lead the way through their active innovation and passion for keeping children safe online through their filtering and monitoring solutions.
We are aligned in our journey to make the online world a safer place for children, and are both innovators in our field. Working collaboratively with the team at Smoothwall will undoubtedly enhance their services for their customers, whilst widening the reach of our online safety training & resource solutions. We will also be working together on a variety of internet safety initiatives in the coming year so watch this space!”
Georg Ell, CEO at Smoothwall, commented on the partnership:
“Smoothwall’s partnership with National Online Safety is a very natural fit for both companies. Their expert training resources combined with our market-leading technology solutions means we can educate and support not only school IT professionals but parents, teachers and students. It’s a unique mix of resources and a powerful and holistic approach to digital safeguarding.”
For more information on National Online Safety please visit: www.nationalonlinesafety.com
For more information on Smoothwall please visit: www.smoothwall.com
About National Online Safety
National Online Safety work with UK schools and their communities to achieve a safer online world for children, providing CPD accredited e-learning courses and impactful classroom resources to support schools in educating the whole school community in online safety, in a fun and memorable way.
Fully aligned with the Department for Education’s statutory safeguarding requirements for schools, ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, the National Online Safety digital training courses are comprehensive, regularly updated, interactive and engaging. NOS pride themselves on the quality of their training and educational resources for designated safeguarding leads, school staff, leaders, governors and parents/carers. As the online world rapidly evolves, their team of experts stay on top of the latest trends, information, policy updates and news, and adapt the school’s training and learning materials accordingly.
Schools able to demonstrate effective online safety training across their whole community, according to National Online Safety’s set criteria, are awarded the NOS Certified School Community Status, and can display the NOS Certified plaque both within their school and on their website and marketing materials.