Annual Online Safety Course for Teachers, School Staff & Governors (2019-20)

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About The Course

Annual Online Safety Course for Teachers, School Staff & Governors (2019-20)


Online safety in schools is of paramount importance. 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.

The role of school staff and governors

School staff and governors play a vital role in setting an example for the whole school. They are central to implementing policy and process. Ensuring they know their responsibilities and duties as practitioners and have a thorough understanding of the latest online dangers, will ensure schools are providing the best online safety provision they possible can.

What you will learn

Beginning with the basics, this course will address the importance of online safety and the role of school staff within a legislative framework. You will then learn of the ways in which children are engaging with the online world before moving into a comprehensive analysis of the range of online dangers which children may encounter. Finally, you will learn about how to protect children with SEND and why these children are particularly vulnerable to online risks.

Course Units

Unit 1: The importance of online safety in schools

This unit will delve into the statutory requirements and guidance for teaching online safety in schools. It will explore the importance of taking a ‘whole school approach’ to online safety before running through relevant policies and legislation, inc...

Unit 2: Children in a digital age

This unit explores how children engage in an online world. It covers the use of different technologies, apps and social media, providing a valuable insight into where children are spending their time online and how this may affect their mental health...

Unit 3: Understanding the risks children face online: Managing online information

In unit 3 we begin to look at the range of online dangers that children may face online. This unit covers different types of online content that children may have control over or access to, as well as identifying the activities they may engage in, wh...

Unit 4: Understanding the risks children face online: Unsafe communications

Following a similar format to unit 3, unit 4 looks at the dangers around how and with whom children may engage with online and the different ways they may encounter harm. The risks you will cover are online relationships; fake profiles; online bullyi...

Unit 5: Understanding the risks children face online: Effects on mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle

Unit 5 is the final part exploring online dangers. In this unit you will learn about certain activities that children may become involved in online and how technology and social media can negatively impact children’s mental health, wellbeing and life...

Unit 6: Online safeguarding for SEND/vulnerable learners

Unit 6 will cover what online safeguarding means for SEND and vulnerable learners. You will learn how and why the needs of children with SEND differs, addressing the 7 groups of vulnerability and making reference to statutory guidance. The unit will...

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Online safety is important to know by everyone
Barbara Budyk, Teacher - Exeter A Learning Community Academy

great course

very informative makes you think gives you a window into a world of bad things
Patrick Mann, Governor - Burton Church of England Primary School

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