Why every DSL should take our Annual Online Safety Course

The importance of ensuring children’s online safety in schools is something which cannot be stressed enough. The online world is constantly evolving and growing broader and with that, so are both the risks posed to our children and the relevant legislation. Schools need to take cognisance of both their statutory and non-statutory duties in order to fall in line with their online safety requirements.

With this in mind, it is essential that Designated Safeguarding Leads are fully equipped when it comes to being on top of all the latest trends and activity within the online sphere. They are key to educating children and preventing them from accessing any subsequently harmful or damaging content.

The course which we have created here at National Online Safety is designed to cover every base and educate you in your role, along with the responsibilities which are attributed to you in relation to online safety. The course is also inclusive of information on key policy requirements, managing referrals and what to have knowledge of in terms of safeguarding both SEND and vulnerable learners online.

Don’t just take our word for it either! We work with a range of schools who have paid testament to the courses which we deliver.

“Reassuring in terms of feeling that we have professional guidance and back up in seeking to protect our community from the dangers online.” Jeremy Kerslake, Vice-Principal (Pastoral) & Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Imperative as a learning tool to enhance your abilities within the role, the course offers peace of mind when it comes to protecting children online. You’ll be safe in the knowledge that you’re following the necessary protocol with regards to safeguarding.

Made up of six units, which include ‘Internal school policies, the law and managing referrals’ and ‘Understanding the risks children face online: Managing online information’, this really is an extensive package like no other. We develop all of our courses so that they can be undertaken on computer, android or iOS devices, making training accessible anywhere at any time on any device – and this one is no different!

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