Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 requires schools and colleges to have “a staff behaviour policy (sometimes called the code of conduct) which should, amongst other things, include: acceptable use of technologies, staff/pupil relationships and communications, including the use of social media” and "a clear policy on the use of mobile technology in the school or college".
The Education Safeguarding Service provide the following templates for settings to adapt:
These templates can either be used within existing policies or as part of a standalone online safety policy approach according to leadership decisions. Our templates provides a basis for leaders and managers to assist them in writing an effective policy, however will require adaptation to ensure they reflect the settings context, technology use and individual policy decisions. New, moved or condensed content for 2020 is highlighted in yellow.
Kent County Council and EiS published AUP posters for use by educational settings. The posters are A3 in size. To print smaller sizes, use the settings provided by your printer (i.e. for A4 reduce to 71%). If supported, set your printer to print borderless.
Additional Online Safety Templates and Guidance
The following documents are available to Kent and Medway schools and settings as free downloads - please log in to your Education People account to access these documents. The ZIP folder containing these PDFs can be found in the Membership Resources section of your account, as listed in your personalised Products and Resources area. You can then download the files to your work computer, for ease of access in the future.
- 'Dealing with Complaints on Social media - Guidance for Headteachers and Managers'
- 'Image Use Policy Template and Guidance'
For settings outside of Kent/Medway, previous versions can be found on the Kelsi website.