Online Workshop Safety
Helium Arts is committed to implementing comprehensive safety procedures for children and young participants in our online workshops.
Optional online meetings and artwork sharing occur on Zoom, a secure platform that has undergone testing. All platforms include adequate supervision, involving at least two adults, including the artist, co-facilitator, and/or moderator.
Photographs capturing only artwork and the creative process, such as hands drawing, will be taken. No photographs of children’s faces will be captured without obtaining further written consent.
Family sharing sessions are organised for children aged 6-12.
The Online Family Sharings are a chance to meet the artist and the other participants and generally take place twice over a 6 week workshop via zoom
Online virtual group engagements are for young people aged 13-16. These can include a mix of full group (30 participants), small group (10 participants) and drop-in sessions with the artist.
Virtual sharing of creative work takes place using Padlet for young people aged 13-16. Padlet is a secure cloud-based hosting service that provides a real-time collaborative online platform in which users can upload, organise, and share content to virtual bulletin boards called ‘padlets’. It is now widely used in educational settings. The content uploaded by participants to the Helium Arts’ Padlet will be moderated by Helium Arts.
It is important that parents/guardians remain in close proximity to their child when their child is online during the programme.