Online Safety 2017

Towards a new approach for schools and services

  • What are schools’ online safety responsibilities?
    • DfE: Safeguarding “Keeping children safe in education 2016”
    • Ofsted: the Common Inspection Framework 2016
    • The law: updates
  • Learn to recognise and deal with high-risk situations
  • Develop a coherent and joined-up approach:
    • align policies
    • monitor and evaluate practice
    • structure staff training
    • plan a communications strategy

Information on speakers coming soon.

What you need to know NOW

Ofsted: latest changes

Safeguarding responsibilities applied to digital life

Cyber-survey: research carried out with over 30,000 young people in the UK

Access to the Internet: how changes affect children

Apps: age limits, favourites and risks

Who are the most vulnerable young people?


A complete guide to school online safety

Engage young people in new ways

Explore different forms of cyberbullying and aggression

Build confidence among staff

Set up strong reporting procedures

Develop a communication strategy to reach the entire school community

Strike a balance between safety and opportunity

Learn to recognise and deal with high-risk situations

Monitor and evaluate your practice


Practical tools and resources for all staff

  • Real-life case studies

  • Innovative teaching approaches

  • Screening tools

  • Policy templates

  • Serious incident protocols

  • Staff training needs questionnaire

  • Ideas for primary, secondary and FE phases