Tag Archives: Policy

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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Updated Kent Guidance for #SID2017 – Using Social Media and Technology in Education Settings

Kent County Council are pleased to announce that the “Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings” guidance has been updated. In today’s modern society, social media is often considered to be an everyday communication tool. For many members of … 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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Safer Internet Day and updated Kent Online Safety Policy Template 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016 – Today’s the day! Safer Internet Day 2016 is being celebrated globally today, Tuesday 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet’.  Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre … Continue reading

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Barnardo’s publication – “Youth And The Internet: a guide for policy makers”

Barnardo’s have published a report (May 2015) written by Jonathan Rallings, which highlights concerns about the impact the internet is, and may be, having on young people, emerging from two central ideas beginning to gain traction in public debate:   That … 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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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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The Information Commissioner’s Office updates Data Protection Guidance for Education

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have updated their guidance for education settings (July 2014) regarding data protection. The update includes a useful video aimed at headteachers, deputy headteachers, school business managers and school governors. It discusses data protection and freedom … Continue reading

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New ICO Blog Post – “Keeping parents informed: what schools need to consider when using email”

The ICO Blog has recently posted a very useful blog which highlights some points for schools to consider when communicating with parents via email. The blog post looks at safeguarding and security challenges regarding using email to communicate with parents, … Continue reading

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