Certificate in Online Safety in Schools

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About The Course

Certificate in Online Safety in Schools

About the Course

Duration: 65 mins (approx)

As the online world evolves, so do both the online risks facing our children and the relevant legislation, both statutory and non-statutory, which directs and guides how schools should meet their online safety requirements. It is essential that all staff are up to date with their responsibilities in keeping children safe online and what their duties are as practitioners, working within a legislative framework, which ensures that they are cultivating a safe online environment for their school.

Our Essential CPD course in online safety provides you and your staff with the core content you need to ensure adherence with your online safety statutory requirements. 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.

Delivered by subject matter expert, Christina Rogers, the course has been divided into seven easily digestible modules and contains links to further learning, resources and activities throughout, with knowledge tests and assessments to help you evidence your online safety compliance.

Designed in line with the following policies

  • Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
  • Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and Health Education 2019
  • Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework 2019
  • Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2019
  • Inspecting safeguarding in early years, education and skills settings 2019

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognising how online safety fits into the legislative framework
  • The role of Ofsted and what school’s need to know about their Ofsted requirements
  • Understanding different roles in online safety and cultivating a whole school approach
  • Recognising risks, managing concerns, understanding how to tackle issues
  • Awareness of safeguarding children with SEND and the increased risks

Course Units


This CPD certified course will help you to better understand your roles and responsibilities in relation to Online Safety. It is aimed at governors, senior leaders and members of school staff who work in all school settings, from early years through...

Module 1: Introduction to Online Safety

Module 1 will provide you with an introduction to online safety, what it is exactly and why there is a need for online safety training. It will discuss how technology and the internet have changed the way children interact with the world and why we,...

Module 2: Statutory Policies and Legislation

Module 2 will explore the statutory policies that all staff must be aware of around safeguarding children online. It will look at the key policy documents, including Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSiE) 2019, as well as curriculum requirements...

Module 3: Whole School Community Approach

In module 3, you will learn about what exactly a whole school approach to online safety is. You will learn about what the different roles and responsibilities of staff are and how implementing a whole school approach is the most effective way to educ...

Module 4: Risks ā€“ Online Communications

Module 4 is the first module which deals with specific online risks in more depth. Here you will learn about the range of online dangers associated with unsafe communications, for example fake profiles, online bullying and child sexual exploitation a...

Module 5: Risks ā€“ Managing Online Information

In module 5, you will learn about the different types of risks associated with managing information online. This includes exploring what an online reputation is, the dangers of the dark web and how fake news can be harmful, as well as looking at seve...

Module 6: Risks ā€“ Effects to Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle

Module 6 will complete your learning around online risks and will focus on those that can impact childrenā€™s mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle. It will discuss for instance the relationships between social media and mental health, device addictio...

Module 7: Online Safeguarding for Children SEND and Vulnerable Learners

The final module will discuss the main legislation around online safeguarding support for children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those considered vulnerable learners. You will learn why the risks for pupils with SEND are in...

Christina Leath

About The Expert

Christina Leath

Experienced Head of Safeguarding and subject matter expert on safeguarding children
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This course has highlighted my awareness of keeping children safe online.

A good helpful and relevant course.
Sharon Greaves - Ellen Wilkinson Primary School

very interesting, and in detail

really enjoyed the course, apart from the screen constantly breaking up
Roma Mills, Designated Safeguarding Lead - Waverley School

Online safety excellence

Excellent course
Scott Makepeace - Pennine Way Primary School

online safety

very informative
joanne beaven - Mornington Primary School


Useful and detailed for my role at work and explained very well
Samantha Miles-Young, TA - Langley School


Some useful information in here which I was only vaguely aware of before. I feel much better informed now.
Rosanne O'Sullivan - Great Marlow School

Certified School Programme

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 2019 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 2019.

NOS Certified School Accreditation

Accreditation for your school including a certified school plaque when you meet our approval criteria.

Dedicated Online Safety eLearning Hub

Implement training to all staff and parents with just one click and report on course access and completion.

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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