Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Teaching Staff (2020-21)

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Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Teaching Staff (2020-21)

About the Course

Duration: 67 mins (approx)

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is everyone’s responsibility. All staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which children can learn. This includes protecting children from online harm and abuse, and risks such as CSE, online bullying or online sexual harassment. School staff should receive online safety training that is integrated, aligned and considered as part of the overarching safeguarding approach. (Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) statutory guidance 2020)

Our annual certificate in online safety for teaching staff has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It provides 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 organised to fit around busy workloads and accessible on any device, this course has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and time-efficient manner.

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.
  • Recognising how online safety should be implemented in schools and understanding the breadth of online risks and harms to ensure children’s safety.
  • Identifying how staff should be supporting children around online safety, spotting the danger 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 knowing when to seek further advice and support.

Modules

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

This module 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: Statutory guidance and the legislative framework in relation to online safety

This module 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 3: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

This module 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 4: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

Module 4 covers the types of online content that children may have control over or access to. You’ll learn to identify which activities can place children's own online information in danger.

Module 5: Understanding the risks children face online – effects on health, wellbeing and lifestyle

In this module, 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 their mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Module 6: Safeguarding remote learners

Here, you’ll cover what your responsibilities are in relation to safeguarding remote learners in line with DfE requirements. You’ll consider how to ensure children remain safe online through blended learning and in respect of adapted teaching and learning due to COVID-19.

Module 7: Staff use of digital technologies

This module 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

This course has been created by experienced safeguarding consultant and online safety subject matter expert, Lorna Ponambalum. It provides the core content you need to feel confident and empowered to tackle online safety issues.

Module 1: What is the need for online safety?

This module 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: Statutory guidance and the legislative framework in relation to online safety

This module explores the statutory guidance that DSLs must be aware of around online safety in schools. It examines the key policy documents, including KCSiE 2020, as well as curriculum requirements and guidance in relation to Ofsted.

Module 3: Understanding the risks children face online – unsafe communications

Module 3 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 4: Understanding the risks children face online – managing online information

Here, 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 children's online information in danger.

Module 5: Understanding the risks children face online – effects on health, wellbeing and lifestyle

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

Module 6: Safeguarding remote learners

Here, you’ll examine your responsibilities in safeguarding remote learners, in line with DfE requirements. You’ll consider how to ensure children remain safe online through blended learning and in respect of adapted teaching and learning due to COVID...

Module 7: Staff use of digital technologies

This module 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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Our Whole School Community Approach to Online Safety Training

Our Certified School Programme is a complete solution for schools to implement an effective approach to online safety.

It has been designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety safeguarding duties outlined in the Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020 guidance.

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Whole School Community Training

CPD accredited training for the whole school community, including, DSLs, teachers, school staff, parents and carers.

Monthly Online Safety Update Service

Supporting schools to stay on top of online safety related news, social media updates, gaming updates and evolving online issues.

Meet DfE Statutory Safeguarding Requirements

Designed by education professionals to meet the statutory online safety statutory duties outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) September 2020.

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Resources, Lesson Plans and Parent Guides

Access to our Resource Hub containing over 50 platform guides and lesson plans in online safety.

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