TDA publish research into e-Safety and Safeguarding in Primary Schools

The TDA recently commissioned Sheffield Hallam University to work with two primary schools researching positive steps to achieving the outstanding grade from Ofsted in regards to safeguarding and e-Safety.

 

The development and use of digital technology has grown quickly, and advancements in social networking sites, web-cams, portable media devices, and online gaming have been particularly appealing to children and young people. Whilst these technological developments bring benefits and opportunities to and young people in terms of their learning and development, they also bring about safeguarding implications.  This report has worked with two primary schools and followed their journey to reach ‘outstanding’ in terms of safeguarding. 

Findings from the two case studies provide an overview of what works in primary schools in terms of improving and raising e-safety awareness, as well as the barriers and challenges schools may face in trying to implement them.

You can read the full document here

For more information regarding training or consultations for Kent schools and settings, contact the Kent e-Safety Officer: esafetyofficer@kent.gov.uk 

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