Annual Certificate in Online Safety for School Governors (2020-21)

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Annual Certificate in Online Safety for School Governors (2020-21)

About the Course

Duration: 59 mins (approx)

Governing bodies and proprietors must ensure that policies, procedures and training in their schools or colleges are effective and comply with the law at all times. They should be doing all that they reasonably can to limit children’s exposure to online harms and risks, ensuring appropriate filters and monitoring systems are in place, and consider a whole school or college approach to online safety. (Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance 2020)

Our annual advanced certificate in online safety for school governors has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It will provide you with the core content you need to feel confident and empowered to tackle online safety issues head on.

Delivered in high-quality video CPD format that has been skilfully organised for busy workloads and is accessible on any device, anytime, anywhere, our online safety training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost effective and most time-efficient manner.

The course has been divided into eight easy-to-digest modules and contains links to further learning and resources throughout, with a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidence your compliance in online safety.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020
  • Teaching Online Safety in Schools 2019
  • Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the key safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance around online safety.
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a school governor in relation to online safety and key safeguarding legislation and statutory guidance.
  • Identifying how staff should be supporting children around online safety, spotting the signs and responding in a timely and effective manner.
  • Understanding how to implement a whole school approach and developing a culture of online safety to embed policy and process.
  • Recognising staff responsibilities around safer use of technology, keeping up to date with online risks and seeking further advice and support where necessary.

Modules

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

Module 1 discusses why online safety is so important. It explores how children’s use of technology and the internet evolves as they get older and what kind of risks they may be exposed to online.

Module 2: Roles and responsibilities of Governors and government expectations

In module 2 you will explore the role of school governors in implementing effective online safety practice in schools and DfE and Ofsted expectations towards ensuring governors provide the necessary support, training and direction around safeguarding children online.

Module 3: Statutory guidance and the legislative framework in relation to online safety

Module 3 explores the statutory guidance that DSLs must be aware of around online safety in schools. It examines the key policy documents, including Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2020, as well as curriculum requirements and guidance in relation to Ofsted.

Module 4: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

Module 4 looks at the dangers around who children might engage with online (and how they might do it), along with the different ways they may encounter harm. It provides advice and guidance on how schools can take appropriate action.

Module 5: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

In module 5, you’ll cover types of online content that children may have control over or access to. You’ll learn to identify the activities which can place their own online information in danger.

Module 6: Understanding the risks children face online – effects on health, wellbeing and lifestyle

In module 6, you’ll learn about some of the online activities that children may become involved in and how technology and social media can negatively impact on children’s mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Module 7: Developing a safe online culture

Module 7 discusses your role in developing a whole-school approach to online safety. It explores reporting mechanisms, referrals, compliance promoting good practice, teaching online safety and providing the necessary support to children.

Module 8: Staff use of digital technologies

Module 8 explores your role in ensuring effective staff use of digital technologies, particularly in support of enhanced teaching and learning and in complying with relevant safeguarding requirements.

Course Units

Introduction

Our annual advanced certificate in online safety for school governors has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It will provide you with the core content you need to feel confid...

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

Module 1 discusses why online safety is so important. It explores how children’s use of technology and the internet evolves as they get older and what kind of risks they may be exposed to online.

Module 2: Roles and responsibilities of Governors and government expectations

In module 2 you will explore the role of school governors in implementing effective online safety practice in schools and DfE and Ofsted expectations towards ensuring governors provide the necessary support, training and direction around safeguarding...

Module 3: Statutory guidance and the legislative framework in relation to online safety

Module 3 explores the statutory guidance that DSLs must be aware of around online safety in schools. It examines the key policy documents, including Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2020, as well as curriculum requirements and guidance in r...

Module 4: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

Module 4 looks at the dangers around who children might engage with online (and how they might do it), along with the different ways they may encounter harm. It provides advice and guidance on how schools can take appropriate action.

Module 5: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

In module 5, you’ll cover types of online content that children may have control over or access to. You’ll learn to identify the activities which can place their own online information in danger.

Module 6: Understanding the risks children face online – effects on health, wellbeing and lifestyle

In module 6, you’ll learn about some of the online activities that children may become involved in and how technology and social media can negatively impact on children’s mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Module 7: Developing a safe online culture

Module 7 discusses your role in developing a whole-school approach to online safety. It explores reporting mechanisms, referrals, compliance promoting good practice, teaching online safety and providing the necessary support to children.

Module 8: Staff use of digital technologies

Module 8 explores your role in ensuring effective staff use of digital technologies, particularly in support of enhanced teaching and learning and in complying with relevant safeguarding requirements.

Lorna Ponambalum

About The Expert

Lorna Ponambalum

Senior leader and safeguarding consultant with over 15 years’ experience as a DSL in education.
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