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Safeguarding learners in a digital world

Safeguarding learners

Technology is empowering, but has its risks too. Schools, colleges, children’s services and parents all play a role in helping children and young people to stay safe online.

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How e-safe are you?

Our handy checklists will help you to review your e-safety approach and provision.

  1. School, college, community
    How e-safe is your place of learning?

    Do you have a nominated e-safety co-ordinator?  Do you have an acceptable use policy (AUP)?

    Learn more about this topic

  2. Staff and helpers
    How e-safe are your team?

    Do all staff and helpers understand e-safety issues and risks?  Do they know how to respond to issues or concerns?

    Learn more about this topic

  3. Children and young people
    How e-safe are the children and young people in your care?

    Do they understand what safe and responsible online behaviour means?  Do they get the opportunity to develop digital literacy skills?

    Learn more about this topic

  4. Parents and carers
    How e-safe are the parents and carers of the children and young people in your care?

    Do they understand their roles and responsbilities?  Do they know how to manage the risks at home and beyond?

    Learn more about this topic

 

Case studies

Find out more about how schools, local authorities and other learning and care settings all play a role.

  1. Are they safe...?
    Are they safe...?

    Staff at Twynham secondary and 6th form school demonstrate how students learn to use online content responsibly.

    Watch this case study

  2. A cut and paste
    generation...?
    A cut and paste generation...?

    Twynham secondary and 6th form school explores how students can make the best use of the internet for research, whilst taking responsibility for sourcing and writing their own homework.

    Watch this case study

  3. Managing your media
    Managing your media

    An Ofcom consumer guide to protecting your children in a digital world.

    Watch this case study

  4. BETT Awards 2009:
    E-safety
    BETT Awards 2009: E-safety

    This film shows how parents can become aware of internet safety issues by using resources like Know IT All for parents.

    Watch this case study

 

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