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Claire Stead

Online Safety Expert and Head of Marketing at Smoothwall

Claire Stead is Head of Marketing and Online Safety Expert at Smoothwall, specialists in web security and online safety solutions. Since being with Smoothwall, Claire has passed an e-Safety certificate and become the driving force of the online safety initiative at the organisation. Claire has delivered several online safety masterclasses and regularly blogs about the topic of how to keep children and adults safe online.

Back To School: Beating The Bullies Together

The start of term can be a daunting prospect for some pupils. For many, they'll be starting a new school. For those going to secondary school, the likelihood is that they will begin using social media in order to help them make friends and adjust to the new school, even though they are below the intended age for them.
07/09/2017 15:31 BST

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.
28/02/2017 14:40 GMT

Protecting Pupils' Hearts And Minds

Moreover, by being able to intelligently monitor keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, documents and messaging apps, schools can create smart and safe profiles of its pupils.
24/01/2017 16:27 GMT

Zeroes And (Young)Ones: The Future Of Technology In The Classroom

The days of chalkboards and dusty textbooks in classrooms are long gone. Over the past two decades, technology has slowly crept into the classroom, changing the way students study and access information, and also opened up a whole new world of resources for teachers to utilise.
21/12/2016 16:06 GMT

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.
25/11/2016 14:05 GMT