Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Governors (2021-22) (International Schools)

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About The Course

Annual Certificate in Online Safety for Governors (2021-22) (International Schools)

Course Duration: 1h 8m (approx) online training + self-directed learning and activities + final assessment.

Governing bodies and proprietors have a responsibility to promote the welfare of children and provide them with a safe environment in which to learn. They should ensure staff receive the appropriate online safety training, children are taught about child protection and that appropriate measures are in place to limit children’s exposure to online risks.

Our annual online safety training for school governors provides you with the core content you need to ensure you are delivering a comprehensive approach to online safety.

Split into bite-sized modules, the training has been designed to provide maximum learning potential in the leanest, most cost-effective and most time-efficient manner. It has been produced in high-quality remote video CPD format which is accessible on any device, any time, anywhere.

Developed by international safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, the course has been divided into ten easy-to-digest modules. The course consists of learning through video modules, completion of tasks, further reading and viewing external resources. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the nature of the online world today, how children’s online usage develops with age and what online risks they may be exposed to.
  • Recognising the different roles and responsibilities of educators around online safety and developing robust and rigorous online safety policies to help mitigate risk.
  • Identifying the importance of policy development, having an awareness of online safety reporting procedures and building digital resilience.
  • Understanding the need to maintain a professional presence online and adhering to and educating others on acceptable use policies.
  • Recognising online risks, the impact they can have on children and understanding how your role can support an effective approach to online safety.

Course Units


Developed by international safeguarding expert, Robin Watts, the course has been divided into ten easy-to-digest modules and encourages audience interaction to support and embed learning. There is a knowledge assessment at the end to help you evidenc...

Module 1: Why is online safety important?

Module 1 will discuss why online safety is so important and explore some of the main risks that children are facing today.

Module 2: Delivering a whole-school community approach

Module 2 will cover the importance of developing and implementing a whole school approach to online safety and explore the different roles and responsibilities of different staff.

Module 3: Staff roles and school policies

Module 3 will look at ways in which you can understand your responsibilities around online safety, the importance of policy development and recognising basic reporting procedures.

Module 4: Online safety and building digital resilience

Module 4 will explore what online safety actually means, how risks are traditionally categorised and how you can support children to build their digital resilience.

Module 5: Maintaining a professional online presence

Module 5 will discuss the importance of protecting your online presence, always maintaining professionalism and how to behave online.

Module 6: Understanding acceptable use policies (AUPs)

In module 6 you will understand the need for acceptable use policies, what purpose they serve and look at examples of what might be included for different age groups.

Module 7: Recognising unsafe communication

Module 7 will cover the risks associated with communicating with others and sharing information online, particularly photos and/or videos of children.

Module 8: Managing online information

In module 8 you will explore the importance of protecting your information online and understand the difference between the surface and dark web.

Module 9: Effects to health, wellbeing and lifestyle

Module 9 will look at the potential impact on mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle as a result of internet use and what children may be viewing online.

Module 10: Your role as a governor

In the final module, we will explore your role in leading the schools towards effective online safety provision and ensuring that senior school leaders are carrying out their responsibilities.

Robin Watts

About The Expert

Robin Watts

International safeguarding expert and education consultant who has worked with schools worldwide.
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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 2021 guidance.

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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 2021.

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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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