Category Archives: Safeguarding

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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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 2 2017-18 #esafety

This is the 2nd edition of the Kent Education Safeguarding Team’s Online Safety briefings covering Term 2 (November-December) 2017-18. The aim of these posts is to help Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) in educational settings keep up to date with of … Continue reading

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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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BBC launches ‘Own It’ website to help under-12s navigate online risks #esafety #onlinesafety

The BBC have launched a new website to help 9-12 year-olds navigate “the day-to-day pressures and dilemmas of life online”. The site, Own It, features video clips and content by presenters and vloggers talking about issues including cyberbullying, privacy and … 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: 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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