If you’re considering virtual tutoring for your child, issues around online safety and safeguarding are of paramount importance.

There’s a need to recognise that for all of the benefits of the digital world, it also comes with risks that have to be minimised when providing online tutoring.

With a growing number of sessions delivered in a virtual environment as a result of the pandemic, we understand that you’ll want assurances that the necessary safeguards are in place.

By having a tutor you can trust, you’ll not only have peace of mind, but it should also enable your child to make the most of every session they have.

Why internet safety is so important

The internet provides access to a wealth of information, but not all of it is necessarily suitable for children.

Tutoring services, as with teachers using digital tools in the classroom, will want to ensure that any digital environment is a safe as possible – this can be done by limiting the number of websites or platforms being used, with your child then able to access materials safely and securely.

Alternatively, a tutor may wish to limit their contact time to specific programmes and may choose not to use or send out web links as a means of additional safeguarding.

What internet safety pitfalls should you be aware of?

Keeping children safe online is heavily reliant on them being aware of what to watch out for, and as a parent, you can regularly remind them not to post private information online and to be wary when submitting any data.

Alongside malware, phishing and identity theft, the internet can also be a source of cyberbullying and obscenity, and understandably all tutors will want to avoid any potential for any of these problems occurring.

Should you still have any concerns, tutors will welcome you to sit and watch sessions as they are being delivered virtually too – that way you can see exactly how the teaching is being provided.

How Accelerate Tutors ensure the highest standards of safeguarding

Accelerate Tutors are dedicated to creating safe and comfortable environments for your child to learn in.

Our tutors are fully qualified and their identities are verified before starting any work, allowing us to check all details and keep records – no tutor will be considered if they pose any potential risk.

You can rest assured that they’ll have the relevant Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and that we’ve confirmed their teaching status where applicable.

What results is a highly passionate and dedicated set of tutors which you can trust to deliver top quality services for your child, both online and out of the classroom.