Category Archives: Department for Education

DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 Consultation – What could this means for online safety?

The Department for Education is inviting views on changes to the statutory guidance Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) and the new non-statutory advice document covering sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges. KCSIE sets out … Continue reading

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Wanted: Secondary schools to feed back on Internet Safety Strategy

Although the official consultation has closed, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) are offering opportunities for secondary schools to participate (via telephone dial in) a consultation on the Internet Safety Strategy green paper. The following text from DCMS … Continue reading

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Department for Education PSHE and RSE consultation: get students involved

Under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, the government committed to making Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) statutory in all secondary schools, including LA maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools (and relationships education in all primary schools). … Continue reading

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Online Safety Briefing: Term 1 2017-18 #eSafety

The Education Safeguarding Team are looking to provide a series of ‘briefing’ blog posts throughout the year. The aim of these posts is to help DSLs in educational settings keep up-to-date with of some of the emerging online safety issues … Continue reading

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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) to be made statutory in all schools

Yesterday the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, announced that relationships and sex education will be made statutory in all primary and secondary schools, with schools required to teach this content from September 2019. All primary schools in England … Continue reading

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Online Safety within ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2016

This article was published on the 6th June 2016. On the 17th May 2018 the Department for Education (DfE) published the updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ (KCSIE) guidance ready for implementation from the 3rd September 2018. A summary of online … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Schools on Cloud Software Services and the Data Protection Act

The Department for Education has published a new advice and information document regarding Cloud (educational apps) software services and the Data Protection Act. The advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help schools understand some of the key principles and … Continue reading

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New Guidance for Headteachers, Staff and Parents for Tackling Cyberbullying published by DfE

This week the Department for Education have updated and published new guidance to enable schools to prevent and tackle bullying. The new content includes advice and information for Headteachers and staff about how they can support pupils but also how … Continue reading

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