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Does your school or academy have an up-to-date online safety policy?

Your Answer: We don’t have an up-to-date online safety policy.

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Identify what online safety guidance government has with regard to policies and inspection.
 
 
Create a ‘top down’ structure of policies, sub-policies and Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) in modular form, which will help with ongoing review and maintenance (particularly with regard to emerging technologies e.g. Apple Watch). Also, go through review and approval process.
 
 
Articulate the vision in a short strategy document and get this approved by the senior leadership team. Consider the use of a risk/benefit register.
 
 
Create any other necessary policies, especially online-bullying, sub-policies and Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) including incident management. Also, go through review and approval process.
 
 
Share ideas and discuss with the strategic stakeholder group about the strategy of online safety for the school and a risk/benefit approach to the use of technology.
 
 

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How often does your school or academy update your online safety policies?

Your Answer: We don’t have an up-to-date online safety policy.

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Review and amend the online safety policy.

Also, go through review and approval process.
 
 
Review safeguarding procedures, reporting and referral to assess whether online safety can form part of these.
 
 
Consider adding Whisper from the BOOST package to the school website and review how this can be added into the incident management flowchart.
 
 

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Does your school have clear Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for all school community members?

Your Answer: We have an AUP for all school community members but it hasn’t been updated recently and we don’t check that everyone has understood it.

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Ensure all participants sign any revised AUPs and are fully aware of what they are committing to – this may require some awareness sessions with students and parents.
 
 

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What training is offered to staff to support online safety issues?

Your Answer: We don’t have specific or regular sessions for teachers about online safety or the Prevent duty.

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Do a training needs assessment for staff.
 
 
Create a training schedule for all staff, including awareness-raising and introduction of the online safety policy and other policies such as Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs).
 
 
Explore the options of online safety accreditation for staff, this could be CEOP Ambassadors programme, EPICT or PitDA facilitators programmme.
 
 
Continue with the ‘issues’ list identifying any online safety concerns so that patterns can be established, early interventions taken and recorded.
 
 
Review the curriculum resources available for online safety, e.g. Childnet (http://www.childnet.com), SWGfL http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources/Digital-Literacy

Integrate messages across all classes and aspects of the curriculum (not just ICT).
 
 

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What education is offered to students to support online safety messages?

Your Answer: We have online safety sessions in our ICT lessons.

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Consider how to consult with students for example, School Council about their particular issues with online safety, and how they may want to take messages home for their families.
 
 

Create an awareness-raising programme for students, particularly about the Online Safety Policy and revised Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs).  

 
 
Continue to promote online safety messages to students using assemblies, Safer Internet Day (SID), anti-bullying week (for online bullying) and other opportunities.
 
 
Do a training needs assessment for students particularly relating to the list of incidents.
 
 

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How does the school educate and support the wider school community, for example parents?

Your Answer: We have delivered some sessions for parents but not recently and had low numbers.

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Explore ways to engage parents/carers both in and outside of school, formally and informally e.g. the school newsletters.

Make parents aware of the new CEOP Parent Zone (www.parentinfo.org), NSCPP (www.net-aware.org.uk) and other quality online resources.
 
 

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What reporting mechanisms does the school have in place to support anyone facing online safety issues?

Your Answer: We have clear reporting mechanisms in place.

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Place the incident management flowchart in the staff room, making all staff aware of their involvement and actions.
 
 

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Does your internet filtering enable you to differentiate filter rules for different users?

Your Answer: No, I can’t customise any filters on my system as it is managed centrally.

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Review school-based filtering policies.
 
 
Ensure a person is trained to modify schools filters, in line with policies and procedures.
 
 

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How does your school currently monitor online behaviour?

Your Answer: We monitor systems ourselves using a tool that generates reports that come back to a designated person to be reviewed and acted upon.

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Review monitoring solutions currently in place, look at an alternative provision to ensure that all members of the school are safe online and create a training programme based on any incidents.
 
 
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