Category Archives: Kent

Online Safety at Christmas: 2017 Template Letter and Useful Links for Parents

As Christmas time approaches, with 92% of 5- to 15-year-olds now online (Ofcom 2017), it’s likely that many children and young people will be looking forward to receiving technology based gifts under the tree this year.  This means the festive … 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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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance and Resources #esafety

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team have updated a range of online safety guidance documents and resources for educational setting leaders, managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs). The following documents or updated content is available via Kelsi: Updated: Online Safety Classroom … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Online Safety for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) #esafety

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team have updated the ‘Online Safety for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) ‘  for September 2017. The document considers: What is different for learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities? Online safety … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Engaging Families in Online Safety #esafety

The Kent Education Safeguarding Team. have updated the ‘Engaging Families in Online Safety‘ guidance document for September 2017. The document contains updated guidance for Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs), leaders and managers to assist them in exploring a range of approaches to engage … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Guidance: Dealing With Complaints by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites #esafety

The Kent Area Education Officers (AEOs) and Education Safeguarding Team have updated the  ‘Dealing With Complaints against Schools and Settings by Parents or Carers on Social Networking Sites‘  for September 2017. The document contains: Updated guidance for leaders and managers … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Acceptable Use Policy Templates and Guidance #esafety

The Education Safeguarding Team have updated the Acceptable Use Policy Templates and  supporting guidance documents for September 2017. The Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) document contains updated guidance for leaders and managers to assist them in writing effective and embedded AUPs, … Continue reading

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Updated Kent Online Safety Policy Template and Guidance #esafety

The Education Safeguarding Team have updated the Kent Online Safety policy template and supporting guidance for September 2017. Educational settings need to ensure that appropriate action has been taken to help protect staff, children, young people and the wider community … Continue reading

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Staying Safe Online over the Summer: Template #esafety Letter for Parents/Carers

As the Summer holidays approach, many children may be looking forward to having more free time to spend chatting with friends and playing games online. Schools may find this to be an ideal time to highlight some simple online safety tips … 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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