Online Safety Templates and Guidance updated for 2018
The Education Safeguarding Team have updated a range of online safety guidance documents and resources for educational setting leaders, managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs).
The Kent online safety policy templates are provided as a basis to enable educational settings to create an appropriate policy which is specific to their local context and requirements.
Updates within the templates include:
- Updated links to national guidance including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' 2018 and 'Working Together to Safeguard Children' 2018.
- Updated content regarding social media and the use of mobile phones, personal devices and wearable technology
- Updated information regarding local guidance
- Updated contacts and resources
- Updated suggested procedures regarding online safety concerns, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, 'sexting' and cyberbullying
To support educational settings to review their current practice and action plan for the future, the Online Safety self-evaluation tools have also been updated:
Additionally the following guidance has also been updated for 2018:
- Online Safety for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
- Engaging Families in Online Safety
- Dealing with Complaints on Social media: Guidance for Headteachers and Managers
- Role of the Online Safety Lead
- Responding to an online safety concern flowchart
Further advice and links regarding online safety for educational settings can be found at www.kelsi.org.uk/child-protection-and-safeguarding/e-safety