Category Archives: Professional Practice

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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Childnet Online Safety Awareness Pack for Schools #esafety

Childnet have created a brand new School Pack for Online Safety Awareness with new and updated  resources to help schools teach online safety, and to help staff protect their own online reputation. The pack includes: An online safety calendar Childnet’s updated online safety … 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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Kent Guidance for educations settings when dealing with complaints or issues raised on social networking sites

In January 2016 the Department for Education issued non-statutory guidance, “Best Practice Advice for School Complaints Procedures 2016” (for maintained schools, maintained nursery schools and local authorities). The advice is designed to help governing bodies understand their obligations and duties in … 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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New Kent e-Safety document available: “Acceptable Use Policies for Education Settings and their Wider Communities 2015” – Archived

Archived Content – New version available here Today (10th February) sees schools and organisations across Kent, the UK and beyond celebrate Safer Internet Day 2015 with the slogan ‘Let’s create a better internet together’. The Kent e-Safety Strategy Group are … Continue reading

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Guest Post on Kent Teach Blog: Social Networking for Teachers – Practical Tips

The Kent Teach blog has published a guest blog post today by the Kent e-Safety officer, Rebecca Avery sharing practical tips and ideas for teachers considering using social networking tools either as part of classroom practice or as part of … Continue reading

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