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Online safety solutions

Take our free Online Safety Review

Whether you’re unsure where to start since the new statutory guidance came into effect, or you’re uncertain of just how robust your online safety provision actually is, we can help.

Our Online Safety Review is a safe self-review tool that will help you review your online safety policy and practice. It provides:

  • A process for identifying any improvement areas
  • Advice and tips that can influence your current online safety policies
  • A personalised action plan to guide you and improve your online safety provision
Online safety solutions

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Your personalised action plan gives you guidance on how you can improve your online safety provision, to one that is aspirational and innovative.

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Online safety is part of safeguarding and it is recommended that there be some inclusion of online safety within the safeguarding policy.

With regards to the online safety policy; it is suggested that a structured, modular approach be adopted. Having an overarching online safety policy (which is short and easy to review) with separate but linked individual short sub-policies/Information Advice and Guidance (IAG). It will be these latter ones that are likely to need frequent updating.

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Online safety is part of safeguarding and it is recommended that there be some inclusion of online safety within the safeguarding policy.

With regards to the online safety policy; it is suggested that a structured, modular approach be adopted. Having an overarching online safety policy (which is short and easy to review) with separate but linked individual short sub-policies/Information Advice and Guidance (IAG). It will be these latter ones that are likely to need frequent updating.

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Online safety is part of safeguarding and it is recommended that there be some inclusion of online safety within the safeguarding policy.

With regards to the online safety policy; it is suggested that a structured, modular approach be adopted. Having an overarching online safety policy (which is short and easy to review) with separate but linked individual short sub-policies/Information Advice and Guidance (IAG). It will be these latter ones that are likely to need frequent updating.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

Sometimes incidents arise from a number of smaller issues that start occurring more frequently. It can be beneficial to continue to record such issues in the current way and perhaps look at established pattern of incidents and seeing if more serious incidents can be prevented from happening by adding interventions with all school stakeholders.

The implementation of Whisper from the BOOST package will give parents and students another way of reporting issues to the right people within school. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

Sometimes incidents arise from a number of smaller issues that start occurring more frequently. It can be beneficial to continue to record such issues in the current way and perhaps look at established pattern of incidents and seeing if more serious incidents can be prevented from happening by adding interventions with all school stakeholders.

The implementation of Whisper from the BOOST package will give parents and students another way of reporting issues to the right people within school. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

Sometimes incidents arise from a number of smaller issues that start occurring more frequently. It can be beneficial to continue to record such issues in the current way and perhaps look at established pattern of incidents and seeing if more serious incidents can be prevented from happening by adding interventions with all school stakeholders.

The implementation of Whisper from the BOOST package will give parents and students another way of reporting issues to the right people within school. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

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Having a robust Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is important and all community members need to have read and understood this document. It is important to look at how you can demonstrate that staff have understood the document, we suggest the following ways:

  • Online Survey
  • Scenarios in a training workshop
  • Videos/online training to support the document

It is important that this document is reviewed annually and also if any incidents happen in school that cause the document to be changed. For example, the introduction of new technologies or approaches to students learning environments.

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Having a robust Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is important and all community members need to have read and understood this document. It is vital that this document is updated and reviewed in line with your other policies and practices. It is important to look at how you can demonstrate that staff have understood the document, we suggest the following ways:

  • Online Survey
  • Scenarios in a training workshop
  • Videos/online training to support the document

It is important that this document is reviewed annually and also if any incidents happen in school that cause the document to be changed. For example, the introduction of new technologies or approaches to students learning environments.

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Having a robust Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is important and all community members need to have read and understood this document. It is important to look at how you can demonstrate that staff have understood the document, we suggest the following ways:

  • Online Survey
  • Scenarios in a training workshop
  • Videos/online training to support the document

It is important that this document is reviewed annually and also if any incidents happen in school that cause the document to be changed. For example, the introduction of new technologies or approaches to students learning environments.

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Following on from your online safety training it may be worth canvassing all staff as to their actual training needs, particularly with regard to the issues listed in the RM online safety questionnaire, and to arrange training accordingly. By doing this you will be able to provide good evidence and pinpoint further training gaps.

Have you thought about accrediting your staff in relation to online safety? This will ensure your school has staff who are up to date and have certification in this area.

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Have you thought about accrediting your staff in relation to online safety? This will ensure your school has staff who are up to date and have certification in this area.

Regular training for staff is vital to ensure they have the tools to support and understand school escalation routes, as well as policy and practice to help students and staff with their online behaviour and journey.

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Regular training for staff is vital to ensure they have the tools to support and understand school escalation routes, as well as policy and practice to help students and staff with their online behaviour and journey.

Have you thought about accrediting your staff in relation to online safety? This will ensure your school has staff who are up to date and have certification in this area.

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Having and asking the school council for its input may help to highlight specific issues that students are concerned about.

Making full use of the resources provided nationally for Safer Internet Day (SID) every February and Anti-bullying week in November to all year groups will help enforce important messages and give opportunity for consultation and discussion

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Embedding online safety in school, and in the community is an ongoing objective and every opportunity should be taken to give online safety messages to students, promoting good behaviour and discussing issues as they arise. This should be tackled in many ways, through all curriculum lessons and through an assembly programme which also leads to intervention assemblies when there are incidents which need to be tackled.

Making full use of the resources provided nationally for Safer Internet Day (SID) every February and Anti-bullying week in November to all year groups will help enforce important messages and give opportunity for consultation and discussion.

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Embedding online safety in school, and in the community is an ongoing objective and every opportunity should be taken to give online safety messages to students, promoting good behaviour and discussing issues as they arise. This should be tackled in many ways, through all curriculum lessons and through an assembly programme which also allows to intervention assemblies when there are incidents which need to be tackled.

Making full use of the resources provided nationally for Safer Internet Day (SID) every February and Anti-bullying week in November to all year groups will help enforce important messages and give opportunity for consultation and discussion.

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At times it can be a challenge to engage with parents/carers successfully. The school can continue to use every formal and informal opportunity to raise issues and discuss concerns as well as signposting to the numerous parent resources available. As suggested this may include information sessions as part of a parent evening, QR codes at locations where parents congregate for example, Reception etc. Alternatively, a section within the school newsletter could be focused on online safety.

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At times it can be a challenge to engage with parents/carers successfully. The school can continue to use every formal and informal opportunity to raise issues and discuss concerns as well as signposting to the numerous parent resources available. As suggested this may include information sessions as part of a parent evening, QR codes at locations where parents congregate for example, Reception etc. Alternatively, a section within the school newsletter could be focused on online safety.

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At times it can be a challenge to engage with parents/carers successfully. The school can continue to use every formal and informal opportunity to raise issues and discuss concerns as well as signposting to the numerous parent resources available. As suggested this may include information sessions as part of a parent evening, QR codes at locations where parents congregate for example, Reception etc. Alternatively, a section within the school newsletter could be focused on online safety.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

It is recommended that all schools use a incident management flowchart diagram. This can be displayed in the staff room, making sure staff are familiar with what they need to do in the event of an online safety incident.

Having anonymous reporting tools on your school website can also be used to give students, parents and staff another avenue to report incidents, such as ‘Whisper’ which can be found in an online safety toolkit called BOOST. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

It is recommended that all schools use a incident management flowchart diagram. This can be displayed in the staff room, making sure staff are familiar with what they need to do in the event of an online safety incident.

Having anonymous reporting tools on your school website can also be used to give students, parents and staff another avenue to report incidents, such as ‘Whisper’ which can be found in an online safety toolkit called BOOST. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

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Any safeguarding issues that occur which include online safety should be dealt with according to the safeguarding policies in place currently. These policies may need to be amended/cross-referenced as necessary.

It is recommended that all schools use a incident management flowchart diagram. This can be displayed in the staff room, making sure staff are familiar with what they need to do in the event of an online safety incident.

Having anonymous reporting tools on your school website can also be used to give students, parents and staff another avenue to report incidents, such as ‘Whisper’ which can be found in an online safety toolkit called BOOST. More information around the BOOST package will be available in your action plan.

You need to answer all nine questions to receive your personalised online safety report. Please go back to choose and answer the question above, or click below to talk to us.

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It’s really important to offer age-appropriate filtering in school, ensuring the lower end of the school have more protection online than your older pupils.

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend that “overblocking” does not lead to unreasonable restrictions as to what children can be taught with regards to online teaching and safeguarding. So, it’s vital that every school has the recommended filtering in place to meet this requirement.

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It’s really important to offer age-appropriate filtering in school, ensuring the lower end of the school have more protection online than your older pupils.

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend that “overblocking” does not lead to unreasonable restrictions as to what children can be taught with regards to online teaching and safeguarding. So, it’s vital that every school has the recommended filtering in place to meet this requirement.

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Due to the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance which came into effect on 5th September 2016, schools are now obligated to ensure appropriate filters are in place.

It’s really important to offer age-appropriate filtering in school, ensuring the lower end of the school have more protection online than your older pupils.

The Department for Education (DfE) recommend that “overblocking” does not lead to unreasonable restrictions as to what children can be taught with regards to online teaching and safeguarding. So, it’s vital that every school has the recommended filtering in place to meet this requirement.

Someone in school should have the ability to change filter rules as required without reliance upon a third party.

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Due to the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance which came into effect on 5th September 2016, schools are now obligated to ensure appropriate filters are in place.

It is essential that schools have monitoring in place to compliment the filtering (Please refer to the DfE and Prevent guidance). Monitoring will highlight themes that can then be addressed through online safety training with staff, students and parents

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Due to the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance which came into effect on 5th September 2016, schools are now obligated to ensure appropriate filters are in place.

It is essential that schools have monitoring in place to compliment the filtering (Please refer to the DfE and Prevent guidance). Monitoring will highlight themes that can then be addressed through online safety training with staff, students and parents

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Due to the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance which came into effect on 5th September 2016, schools are now obligated to ensure appropriate filters are in place.

It is essential that schools have monitoring in place to compliment the filtering (Please refer to the DfE and Prevent guidance). Monitoring will highlight themes that can then be addressed through online safety training with staff, students and parents

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