IT & Online Safety Policy

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Contents

1.    Introduction & Aims

Our school aims to:

  • Have robust processes in place to ensure the online safety of pupils, staff, volunteers and governors
  • Identify and support groups of pupils that are potentially at greater risk of harm online than others
  • Deliver an effective approach to online safety, which empowers us to protect and educate the whole school community in its use of technology, including mobile and smart technology (which we refer to as ‘mobile phones’)
  • Establish clear mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate an incident, where appropriate

The 4 key categories of risk

Our approach to online safety is based on addressing the following categories of risk:

  • Content – being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful content, such as pornography, fake news, racism, misogyny, self-harm, suicide, antisemitism, radicalisation and extremism
  • Contact – being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users, such as peer-to-peer pressure, commercial advertising and adults posing as children or young adults with the intention to groom or exploit them for sexual, criminal, financial or other purposes
  • Conduct – personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm, such as making, sending and receiving explicit images (e.g. consensual and non-consensual sharing of nudes and semi-nudes and/or pornography), sharing other explicit images and online bullying; and
  • Commerce – risks such as online gambling, inappropriate advertising, phishing and/or financial scams

 

2.    About this policy

This policy links with the following school documents and policies:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy
  • Behaviour for Learning Policy
  • Staff Disciplinary procedures
  • Staff Code of Conduct
  • Data Protection & Freedom of Information Policy
  • Cyber Security Policy
  • Acceptable Use policy for Staff, Volunteer & Governor
  • Acceptable use of Technology policy for Students and Parent/Carers
  • Complaints procedure

 

This policy is based on the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education, and its advice for schools on:

 

It also refers to the DfE’s guidance on protecting children from radicalisation.

It reflects existing legislation, including but not limited to the Education Act 1996 (as amended), the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the Equality Act 2010. In addition, it reflects the Education Act 2011, which has given teachers stronger powers to tackle cyber-bullying by, if necessary, searching for and deleting inappropriate images or files on pupils’ electronic devices where they believe there is a ‘good reason’ to do so.

This policy complies with our funding agreement and articles of association.

 

 

 

3.    Roles and Responsibilities

3.1.        The governing body

The governing body has overall responsibility for monitoring this policy and holding the headteacher to account for its implementation.

The governing body will make sure all staff undergo online safety training as part of child protection and safeguarding training, and ensure staff understand their expectations, roles and responsibilities around filtering and monitoring.

The governing body will also make sure all staff receive regular online safety updates (via email, e-bulletins and staff meetings), as required and at least annually, to ensure they are continually provided with the relevant skills and knowledge to effectively safeguard children.

The governing body will co-ordinate regular meetings with appropriate staff to discuss online safety, requirements for training, and monitor online safety logs as provided by the designated safeguarding lead (DSL).

The governing body should ensure children are taught how to keep themselves and others safe, including keeping safe online.

The governing board must ensure the school has appropriate filtering and monitoring systems in place on school devices and school networks and will regularly review their effectiveness. The board will review the DfE filtering and monitoring standards, and discuss with IT staff and service providers what needs to be done to support the school in meeting those standards, which include:

  1. Identifying and assigning roles and responsibilities to manage filtering and monitoring systems;
  2. Reviewing filtering and monitoring provisions at least annually;
  3. Blocking harmful and inappropriate content without unreasonably impacting teaching and learning;
  4. Having effective monitoring strategies in place that meet their safeguarding needs

The governor who oversees Online Safety is Sue Harrison

All governors will:

  1. Ensure they have read and understand this policy
  2. Agree and adhere to the terms on acceptable use of the school’s IT systems and the internet
  3. Ensure that online safety is a running and interrelated theme while devising and implementing their whole-school or college approach to safeguarding and related policies and/or procedures
  4. Ensure that, where necessary, teaching about safeguarding, including online safety, is adapted for vulnerable children, vITims of abuse and some pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This is because of the importance of recognising that a ‘one size fits all’ approach may not be appropriate for all children in all situations, and a more personalised or contextualised approach may often be more suitable

 

3.2.        The headteacher

The headteacher is responsible for ensuring that staff understand this policy, and that it is being implemented consistently throughout the school.

 

3.3.        The designated safeguarding lead

Details of the school’s designated safeguarding lead (DSL) and deputies (DDSL) are set out in our child protection and safeguarding policy, as well as relevant job descriptions:

The DSL takes lead responsibility for online safety in school, in particular:

  1. Supporting the headteacher in ensuring that staff understand this policy and that it is being implemented consistently throughout the school
  2. Working with the headteacher and governing board to review this policy annually and ensure the procedures and implementation are updated and reviewed regularly
  3. Taking the lead on understanding the filtering and monitoring systems and processes in place on school devices and school networks
  4. Working with the IT manager to make sure the appropriate systems and processes are in place
  5. Working with the headteacher, IT manager and other staff, as necessary, to address any online safety issues or incidents
  6. Managing all online safety issues and incidents in line with the school’s child protection policy
  7. Ensuring that any online safety incidents are logged on MyConcern or Confide and dealt with appropriately in line with this policy
  8. Ensuring that any incidents of cyber-bullying are logged and dealt with appropriately in line with the school behaviour policy
  9. Updating and delivering staff training on online safety (appendix 1 contains a self-audit for staff on online safety training needs)
  10. Liaising with other agencies and/or external services if necessary
  11. Providing regular reports on online safety in school to the headteacher and/or governing board
  12. Undertaking annual risk assessments that consider and reflect the risks children face
  13. Providing regular safeguarding and child protection updates, including online safety, to all staff, at least annually, in order to continue to provide them with relevant skills and knowledge to safeguard effectively

This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

 

3.4.        The IT Manager

  1. The IT Manager is responsible for:
  2. Putting in place an appropriate level of security protection procedures, such as filtering and monitoring systems on school devices and school networks, which are reviewed and updated at least annually to assess effectiveness and ensure pupils are kept safe from potentially harmful and inappropriate content and contact online while at school, including terrorist and extremist material
  3. Ensuring that the school’s IT systems are secure and protected against viruses and malware, and that such safety mechanisms are updated regularly
  4. Conducting a full security check and monitoring the school’s IT systems on a weekly basis
  5. Blocking access to potentially dangerous sites and, where possible, preventing the downloading of potentially dangerous files
  6. Ensuring that any online safety incidents are logged on MyConcern or Confide and dealt with appropriately in line with this policy
  7. Ensuring that any incidents of cyber-bullying are dealt with appropriately in line with the school behaviour policy
  8. Ensuring that the Cyber Security policy is followed

This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

 

3.5.        All staff and volunteers

All staff, including contractors and agency staff, and volunteers are responsible for:

  1. Maintaining an understanding of this policy
  2. Implementing this policy consistently
  3. Agreeing and adhering to the terms on acceptable use of the school’s IT systems and the internet, and ensuring that pupils follow the school’s terms on acceptable use.
  4. Knowing that the DSL is responsible for the filtering and monitoring systems and processes, and being aware of how to report any incidents of those systems or processes failing by raising an IT Service Desk ticket and or reporting it on MyConcern
  5. Following the correct procedures by raising an IT Service Desk ticket if they need to bypass the filtering and monitoring systems for educational purposes
  6. Working with the DSL to ensure that any online safety incidents are logged on MyConcern or Confide and dealt with appropriately in line with this policy
  7. Ensuring that any incidents of cyber-bullying are dealt with appropriately in line with the school behaviour policy
  8. Responding appropriately to all reports and concerns about sexual violence and/or harassment, both online and offline, and maintaining an attitude of ‘it could happen here’

This list is not intended to be exhaustive.

 

3.6.        Parents/Carers

Parent/Carers are expected to:

  1. Notify a member of staff or the headteacher of any concerns or queries regarding this policy
  2. Ensure their child has read, understood and agreed to the terms on acceptable use of the school’s IT systems and internet (appendices 1 and 2)

Parents/carers can seek further guidance on keeping children safe online from the following organisations and websites:

 

3.7.        Visitors and members of the community

Visitors and members of the community who use the school’s IT systems or internet will be made aware of this policy, when relevant, and expected to read and follow it. If appropriate, they will be expected to agree to the terms on acceptable use.

 

4.    Educating pupils about online safety

Pupils will be taught about online safety as part of the curriculum:

All secondary schools have to teach Relationships and sex education and health education

In Key Stage 3 (KS3), pupils will be taught to:

  1. Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy
  2. Recognise inappropriate content, contact and conduct, and know how to report concerns

In Key Stage 4 (KS4), pupils will be taught to:

  1. To understand how changes in technology affect safety, including new ways to protect their online privacy and identity
  2. How to report a range of concerns

By the end of secondary school, pupils will know:

  1. Their rights, responsibilities and opportunities online, including that the same expectations of behaviour apply in all contexts, including online
  2. About online risks, including that any material someone provides to another has the potential to be shared online and the difficulty of removing potentially compromising material placed online
  3. Not to provide material to others that they would not want shared further and not to share personal material which is sent to them
  4. What to do and where to get support to report material or manage issues online
  5. The impact of viewing harmful content
  6. That specifically sexually explicit material (e.g. pornography) presents a distorted pITure of sexual behaviours, can damage the way people see themselves in relation to others and negatively affect how they behave towards sexual partners
  7. That sharing and viewing indecent images of children (including those created by children) is a criminal offence that carries severe penalties including jail
  8. How information and data is generated, collected, shared and used online
  9. How to identify harmful behaviours online (including bullying, abuse or harassment) and how to report, or find support, if they have been affected by those behaviours
  10. How people can actively communicate and recognise consent from others, including sexual consent, and how and when consent can be withdrawn (in all contexts, including online)

The safe use of social media and the internet will also be covered in other subjects where relevant.

Where necessary, teaching about safeguarding, including online safety, will be adapted for vulnerable children, victims of abuse and some pupils with SEND.

 

5.    Education parents/carers about online safety

The school will raise parents/carers’ awareness of internet safety in letters or other communications home, and in information via our website. This policy will also be shared with parents/carers.

Online safety will also be covered during parents’ evenings.

The school will let parents know:

  1. What systems the school uses to filter and monitor online use
  2. What their children are being asked to do online, including the sites they will be asked to access and who from the school (if anyone) their child will be interacting with online

If parents/carers have any queries or concerns in relation to online safety, these should be raised in the first instance with the headteacher and/or the DSL.

Concerns or queries about this policy can be raised with any member of staff or the headteacher.

 

6.    Cyber-bullying

6.1.        Definition

Cyber-bullying takes place online, such as through social networking sites, messaging apps or gaming sites. Like other forms of bullying, it is the repetitive, intentional harming of 1 person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. (See also the school behaviour policy)

6.2.        Preventing and addressing cyber-bullying

To help prevent cyber-bullying, we will ensure that pupils understand what it is and what to do if they become aware of it happening to them or others. We will ensure that pupils know how they can report any incidents and are encouraged to do so, including where they are a witness rather than the victim.

The school will actively discuss cyber-bullying with pupils, explaining the reasons why it occurs, the forms it may take and what the consequences can be. Teachers will discuss cyber-bullying with their tutor groups.

Teaching staff are also encouraged to find opportunities to use aspects of the curriculum to cover cyber-bullying. This includes personal, social, health, careers and economic (PSHCE) education, and other subjects where appropriate.

All staff, governors and volunteers (where appropriate) receive training on cyber-bullying, its impact and ways to support pupils, as part of safeguarding training (see section 11 for more detail).

The school also sends information/leaflets on cyber-bullying to parents/carers so they are aware of the signs, how to report it and how they can support children who may be affected.

In relation to a specific incident of cyber-bullying, the school will follow the processes set out in the school behaviour policy. Where illegal, inappropriate or harmful material has been spread among pupils, the school will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure the incident is contained.

The DSL will report the incident and provide the relevant material to the police as soon as is reasonably practicable, if they have reasonable grounds to suspect that possessing that material is illegal. They will also work with external services if it is deemed necessary to do so.

 

 

6.3.        Examining electronic devices

The headteacher, members of the safeguarding team and the IT Manager (with the DSL or DDSL present) can carry out a search and confiscate any electronic device that they have reasonable grounds for suspecting:

  • Poses a risk to staff or pupils, and/or
  • Is identified in the school rules as a banned item for which a search can be carried out, and/or
  • Is evidence in relation to an offence

Before a search, if the authorised staff member is satisfied that they have reasonable grounds for suspecting any of the above, they will also:

  • Make an assessment of how urgent the search is, and consider the risk to other pupils and staff. If the search is not urgent, they will seek advice from the headteacher or DSL.
  • Explain to the pupil why they are being searched, how the search will happen, and give them the opportunity to ask questions about it
  • Seek the pupil’s co-operation

Authorised staff members may examine, and in exceptional circumstances erase, any data or files on an electronic device that they have confiscated where they believe there is a ‘good reason’ to do so.

When deciding whether there is a ‘good reason’ to examine data or files on an electronic device, the staff member should reasonably suspect that the device has, or could be used to:

  • Cause harm, and/or
  • Undermine the safe environment of the school or disrupt teaching, and/or
  • Commit an offence

If inappropriate material is found on the device, it is up to the Headteacher / DSL / DDSL to decide on a suitable response. If there are images, data or files on the device that staff reasonably suspect are likely to put a person at risk, they will first consider the appropriate safeguarding response.

When deciding if there is a good reason to erase data or files from a device, staff members will consider if the material may constitute evidence relating to a suspected offence. In these instances, they will not delete the material, and the device will be handed to the police as soon as reasonably practicable. If the material is not suspected to be evidence in relation to an offence, staff members may delete it if:

  • They reasonably suspect that its continued existence is likely to cause harm to any person, and/or
  • The pupil and/or the parent/carer refuses to delete the material themselves

If a staff member suspects a device may contain an indecent image of a child (also known as a nude or semi-nude image), they will:

Any searching of pupils will be carried out in line with:

Any complaints about searching for or deleting inappropriate images or files on pupils’ electronic devices will be dealt with through the school complaints procedure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.4.        Artificial intelligence (AI)

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now widespread and easy to access. Staff, pupils and parents/carers may be familiar with generative chatbots such as ChatGPT and Google Bard.

The school recognises that AI has many uses to help pupils learn, but may also have the potential to be used to bully others. For example, in the form of ‘deepfakes’, where AI is used to create images, audio or video hoaxes that look real.

The school will treat any use of AI to bully pupils in line with our behaviour policy.

Staff should be aware of the risks of using AI tools whilst they are still being developed and should carry out a risk assessment where new AI tools are being used by the school.

 

7.    Acceptable Use Policies

All pupils, parents/carers, staff, volunteers and governors are expected to sign an agreement regarding the acceptable use of the school’s IT systems and the internet. Visitors will be expected to read and agree to the school’s terms on acceptable use if relevant.

Use of the school’s internet must be for educational purposes only, or for the purpose of fulfilling the duties of an individual’s role.

We will monitor the websites visited by pupils, staff, volunteers, governors and visitors (where relevant) to ensure they comply with the above and restrict access through filtering systems where appropriate.

More information is set out in the acceptable use agreements and can be found on our website.

 

8.    Students use of personal mobile devices in school

Pupils may bring mobile devices into school, but are not permitted to use them during:

  • Lessons
  • Tutor group time
  • Clubs before or after school, or any other activities organised by the school

Any breach of the acceptable use agreement by a pupil may trigger disciplinary action in line with the school behaviour policy, which may result in the confiscation of their device.

 

9.    Staff using work devices outside of school

All staff members will take appropriate steps to ensure their devices remain secure. These can be found on the following documents/policies:

  • Staff, Volunteer and Governor Acceptable Use Policy
  • Cyber Security Policy
  • Device Loan Agreement for Staff

Staff must not use the device in a way that would violate the school’s policies.

Staff can use the device for personal use if it does not breach any of the school’s policies.

If the staff have any concerns about the security of their device, they must seek advice from the IT Manager.

 

 

10.         Social Media

10.1.     Expectations

The expectations’ regarding safe and responsible use of social media applies to all members of Kingsmead School

The term social media may include (but is not limited to): blogs; wikis; social networking sites; forums; bulletin boards; online gaming; apps; video/photo sharing sites; chatrooms and instant messenger.

All members of Kingsmead School are expected to engage in social media in a positive, safe and responsible manner.

  • All members of Kingsmead School are advised not to publish specific and detailed private thoughts, concerns, pictures or messages on any social media services, especially content that may be considered threatening, hurtful or defamatory to others.

We will control student and staff access to social media whilst using setting provided devices and systems on-site.

  • The use of social media during setting hours for personal use is not permitted.
  • Inappropriate or excessive use of social media during setting hours or whilst using setting devices may result in disciplinary or legal action and/or removal of internet facilities.

Concerns regarding the online conduct of any member of Kingsmead School community on social media, should be reported to the DSL (or deputies) and will be managed in accordance with our anti-bullying, allegations against staff, behaviour and child protection policies.

 

10.2.     Staff personal use of social media

The safe and responsible use of social networking, social media and personal publishing sites will be discussed with all members of staff as part of staff induction and will be revisited and communicated via regular staff training opportunities.

Safe and professional behaviour will be outlined for all members of staff (including volunteers) as part of our Staff Code of Conduct policy as part of Acceptable Use Policy.

Reputation

All members of staff are advised that their online conduct on social media can have an impact on their role and reputation within the setting.

  • Civil, legal or disciplinary action may be taken if staff are found to bring the profession or institution into disrepute, or if something is felt to have undermined confidence in their professional abilities.

All members of staff are advised to safeguard themselves and their privacy when using social media sites. Advice will be provided to staff via staff training and by sharing appropriate guidance and resources on a regular basis. This will include (but is not limited to):

  • Setting the privacy levels of their personal sites.
  • Being aware of location sharing services.
  • Opting out of public listings on social networking sites.
  • Logging out of accounts after use.
  • Keeping passwords safe and confidential.
  • Ensuring staff do not represent their personal views as that of the setting.

Members of staff are encouraged not to identify themselves as employees of our setting on their personal social networking accounts; this is to prevent information on these sites from being linked with the setting, and to safeguard the privacy of staff members.

All members of staff are encouraged to carefully consider the information, including text and images, they share and post online and to ensure that their social media use is compatible with their professional role and is in accordance our policies and the wider professional and legal framework.

Information and content that staff members have access to as part of their employment, including photos and personal information about students and their family members or colleagues will not be shared or discussed on social media sites.

Members of staff will notify the Senior Leadership Team immediately if they consider that any content shared on social media sites conflicts with their role.

Communication with students and parent/carers

Communication with children both in the ‘real’ world and through web based and telecommunication interactions should take place within explicit professional boundaries. This includes the use of computers, tablets, phones, texts, e-mails, instant messages, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, chat rooms, forums, blogs, websites, gaming sites, digital cameras, videos, web cams and other hand-held devices. (Given the ever-changing world of technology it should be noted that this list gives examples only and is not exhaustive.) Staff should not request or respond to any personal information from children. They should ensure that their communications are open and transparent and avoid any communication which could be interpreted as ‘grooming behaviour’.

Any pre-existing relationships or exceptions that may compromise this, will be discussed with DSL (or deputies) and/or the headteacher (see Staff Code of Conduct for further information)

If ongoing contact with students is required once they have left the setting, members of staff will be expected to use existing alumni networks or use official setting provided communication tools.

Staff will not use personal social media accounts to contact students or parents, nor should any contact be accepted, except in circumstances whereby prior approval has been given by the headteacher/manager.

Any communication from students and parents received on personal social media accounts will be reported to the DSL (or deputies).

 

10.3.     Students’ Personal use of social media

Safe and appropriate use of social media will be taught to students as part of an embedded and progressive education approach, via age-appropriate sites and resources.

We are aware that many popular social media sites state that they are not for children under the age of 13, therefore we will not create accounts specifically for students under this age.

Any concerns regarding students use of social media will be dealt with in accordance with existing policies, including Anti-Bullying, Behaviour and Acceptable Use policies.

  • Concerns will be shared with parents/carers as appropriate, particularly when concerning underage use of social media sites, games or tools and the sharing of inappropriate images or messages that may be considered threatening, hurtful or defamatory to others.

Students will be advised:

  • To consider the benefits and risks of sharing personal details on social media sites which could identify them and/or their location.
  • To only approve and invite known friends on social media sites and to deny access to others by making profiles private.
  • Not to meet any online friends without a parent/carer or other responsible adult’s permission and only when a trusted adult is present.
  • To use safe passwords.
  • To use social media sites which are appropriate for their age and abilities.
  • How to block and report unwanted communications.
  • How to report concerns both within the setting and externally.
  • To remove a social media conversation thread if they are the administrator of such a thread that may have been used in an inappropriate way such as with threatening, hurtful or defamatory content.

 

 

10.4.     Official use of social media

Kingsmead School official social media channels are as follows:

The official use of social media sites only takes place with clear educational or community engagement objectives, with specific intended outcomes.

  • The official use of social media as a communication tool has been approved by the Headteacher.
  • The IT Manager has access to account information and login details for our social media channels, in case of emergency, such as staff absence.

Official social media channels have been set up as distinct and dedicated social media sites or accounts for educational or engagement purposes only.

  • Staff use setting provided email addresses to register for and manage any official social media channels.
  • Official social media sites are suitably protected and linked to our website.
  • Public communications on behalf of the setting will, where appropriate and possible, be read and agreed by at least one other colleague.

Official social media use will be conducted in line with existing policies, including: Anti-Bullying, Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Confidentiality and Child Protection and Safeguarding policies.

  • All communication on official social media platforms will be clear, transparent and open to scrutiny.

Parents/carers and students will be informed of any official social media use, along with expectations for safe use and action taken to safeguard the community.

  • Only social media tools which have been risk assessed and approved as suitable for educational purposes will be used.
  • Any official social media activity involving students will be moderated if possible.

Parents and carers will be informed of any official social media use with students; written parental consent will be obtained, as required.

We will ensure that any official social media use does not exclude members of the community who are unable or unwilling to use social media channels.

 

11.         How the school will respond to issues of misuse

Where a pupil misuses the school’s IT systems or internet, we will follow the procedures set out in our policies on behaviour and acceptable use of technology. The action taken will depend on the individual circumstances, nature and seriousness of the specific incident, and will be proportionate.

Where a staff member misuses the school’s IT systems or the internet, or misuses a personal device where the action constitutes misconduct, the matter will be dealt with in accordance with the staff disciplinary procedures / staff code of conduct. The action taken will depend on the individual circumstances, nature and seriousness of the specific incident.

The school will consider whether incidents that involve illegal activity or content, or otherwise serious incidents, should be reported to the police.

 

12.         Training

All new staff members will receive training, as part of their induction, on safe internet use and online safeguarding issues, including cyber-bullying and the risks of online radicalisation.

All staff members will receive refresher training at least once each academic year as part of safeguarding training, as well as relevant updates as required (for example through emails, e-bulletins and staff meetings).

By way of this training, all staff will be made aware that:

  • Technology is a significant component in many safeguarding and wellbeing issues, and that children are at risk of online abuse
  • Children can abuse their peers online through:
    • Abusive, harassing and misogynistic messages
    • Non-consensual sharing of indecent nude and semi-nude images and/or videos, especially around chat groups
    • Sharing of abusive images and pornography, to those who don’t want to receive such content
  • Physical abuse, sexual violence and initiation/hazing type violence can all contain an online element

Training will also help staff:

  • Develop better awareness to assist in spotting the signs and symptoms of online abuse
  • Develop the ability to ensure pupils can recognise dangers and risks in online activity and can weigh up the risks
  • Develop the ability to influence pupils to make the healthiest long-term choices and keep them safe from harm in the short term

The DSL and DDSLs will undertake child protection and safeguarding training, which will include online safety, at least every 2 years. They will also update their knowledge and skills on the subject of online safety at regular intervals, and at least annually.

Governors will receive training on safe internet use and online safeguarding issues as part of their safeguarding training.

Volunteers will receive appropriate training and updates, if applicable.

More information about safeguarding training is set out in our Child Protection and Safeguarding policy.

 

 

Appendix 1 – Online Safety Training Needs – Self-audit for staff

This form is sent out digitally using Microsoft Forms.

Question Yes/No (Comments if necessary)
Do you know the name of the person who has lead responsibility for online safety in school?  
Are you aware of the ways pupils can abuse their peers online?  
Do you know what you must do if a pupil approaches you with a concern or issue?  
Are you familiar with the school’s acceptable use agreement for staff, volunteers, governors and visitors?  
Are you familiar with the school’s acceptable use agreement for pupils and parents/carers?  
Are you familiar with the filtering and monitoring systems on the school’s devices and networks?  
Do you understand your role and responsibilities in relation to filtering and monitoring?  
Do you regularly change your password for accessing the school’s IT systems?  
Are you familiar with the school’s approach to tackling cyber-bullying?  
Are there any areas of online safety in which you would like training/further training?  

 

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