As you well know, e-safety is more than a tick-box exercise. Sustained action is essential to embed e-safety into the culture and values of a school. But a checklist is a good place to start, so here’s our Nine Steps to E-Safety Checklist. How will you score?

  1. Clear e-safety policies in place
  2. A plan for becoming Ofsted compliant
  3. CPD and training for teachers, including accredited EPICT certification
  4. Clear guidelines for pupils around the consequences of online bullying and inappropriate use of technology
  5. Clear and open lines of communication for pupils to report incidents
  6. Procedures for recording, acting upon and preventing e-safety incidents in the future
  7. Sessions to inform and educate pupils on becoming digitally responsible and staying safe online
  8. Monitoring and filtering solutions to help keep pupils on task and protect them from bullying and harmful material
  9. A way of engaging with parents to help them put in place e-safety measures at home.

So, how did you score?  Nine?  Fantastic – gold star!  Less than nine?  Why not read our free guide E-Safety: A Practical Guide to help you on your way? Visit

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