Safeguarding pupils and teachers online
Safe Remote Learning
Whether your school is closed or not, schools may be considering moving learning online. Here’s the lowdown on organizing classes online so that safeguards are adequately considered and are
This guidance outlines how virtual schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of forthcoming and existing curriculum requirements.
This is non-statutory guidance from the Department for Education. It outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of existing curriculum requirements.
It is important to teach pupils about the underpinning knowledge and behaviours that can help pupils to navigate the online world safely and confidently regardless of the device, platform or app
This advice brings together information that will help virtual schools deliver online safety content within their curriculum and embed this within their wider whole school approach
This teaching could be built into existing lessons across the curriculum, covered within specific online safety lessons and/or school wide approaches. Teaching must always be age and developmentally appropriate.
How to evaluate what they see online – This will enable pupils to make judgements about what they see online and not automatically assume that what they see is true, valid or acceptable. Virtual schools can help pupils consider questions including:
Parents and students must abide by the code of conduct in the student policies.