Online safety is an important and increasingly complex issue for schools to deal with. Digital literacy has been a statutory part of the curriculum for all key stages from September 2014. Online safety has been given increased emphasis in the new Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance of September 2016 as well as the Ofsted common assessment framework. In recognition of this we have collected resources to support schools and staff and made them publicly available on this website.
On this page we have include relevant leadership documents and resource links. The drop down menu provides access to our pages on information for parents, researc and reports and teaching resources. We have made the online safety strand of our scheme of work free to schools as it incorporates some ideas from the free South West Grid for Learning Digital Literacy Curriculum.
We have included relevant links and documents below. This includes our online safety policy templates which have been agreed with the online safety sub-group of the South Gloucestershire safeguarding board.
Online safety self-evaluation tool for schools. http://www.360safe.org.uk/
Self-evaluation tool for organisations other than schools to support planning to improve online safety. Useful for Early Years Settings and Youth Clubs. http://www.onlinecompass.org.uk/
David Brown HMI speaks about online safety and computing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa8LVR3sYJ8
Online data protection self-evaluation tool. This is a subscription service but there is a free quick start checklist. https://360data.org.uk/
Schools can registere for the national programme and this is open to primary and secondary schools. http://www.childnet.com/new-for-schools/childnet-digital-leaders-programme
Childnet guidance on cyberbullying has been updated and is desisgned to support schools with preventing and responding to cyberbullying. The guidance is split into sections on understanding cyberbullying, preventing cyberbullying, responding to cyberbullying and supporting school staff. It is informed by a range of experts and the voice of young people. Examples from the work of schools are also included. The website includes a film of Ofsted's David Brown speaking about cyberbullying. The guidance can be accessed here.