Category Archives: Independent Schools

A guide to monitoring: blog post by UK Safer Internet Centre

The Education Safeguarding Team have received a number of queries from concerned headteachers and governors who are anxious to ensure that their school has “appropriate filtering and monitoring’ in place in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016. The … Continue reading

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Engaging Parents and Carers with Children’s Use of Apps – Template Letters for Schools and Settings

The Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) and e-Safety Development Officer within the Education Safeguarding team  regularly receive queries from schools and settings regarding new and popular apps, and enquiring if template letters are available to warn parents and carers about apps, games and … Continue reading

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Helping Children Cope with Tragic Events – Links for Schools and Settings

Following the tragic event in Manchester on Monday the 22nd May 2017, many schools and settings may be wondering how to talk about such issues with children without causing further distress or fear. There are a number of useful resources and … Continue reading

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Online Safety Alerts – Think Before you Scare

In recent weeks a number of schools and other professionals have approached the Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) within the Education Safeguarding team  in relation to warning parents/carers and young people about the online safeguarding risks they have heard about via the … Continue reading

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Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) 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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New Cyberbullying Guidance and PSHE toolkit for schools from Childnet

Cyberbullying Guidance Cyberbullying is a form of bullying, and research reveals it has increased to affect 12% of young people in this country. To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying Childnet (as part of … Continue reading

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KSCB Safer Professional Practice with Technology – Updated 2016

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group on behalf of Kent Safeguarding Children Board (KSCB) have updated the “Safer Professional Practice with Technology” document which provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any professional working with children, young people and families. … Continue reading

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Kent Online Safety Template and Guidance resources – updated for September 2016

The Kent Online Safety policy template and guidance has been updated for September 2016. This version takes into account the recently updated ‘Keeping children safe in education’ 2016 statutory guidance for schools and colleges and the Ofsted “Inspecting safeguarding in early … Continue reading

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Online Safety within “Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings” updated September 2016

The Ofsted common inspection framework and inspecting safeguarding document came into effect from 1 September 2015 . This post is an update based of the “Inspecting Safeguarding” document updated in September 2016 following the publication of DfE statutory guidance, Keeping children … Continue reading

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