It’s Anti-Bullying Week and the Duke of Cambridge has launched a nationwide action plan to tackle cyberbullying, supported by the UK’s largest media and technology firms including BT.
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 12 steps to take now.
This resource is from Andrew Hall, Safeguarding Specialist.
Safeguarding On A Page
It is really useful to put all your safeguarding procedures onto one page, so that it can be seen at a glance. In the Safeguarding Handbook you can find a suitable flowchart.
The flow chart helps staff (and others) clearly understand what they need to do to raise a concern in your organisation and illustrates what happens next. There is also space to add relevant names and contact details, as well as the Whistleblowing Advice Line phone number. Such a flowchart can be useful addition to a policy document.
The Internet Safety Strategy looks at how we can ensure Britain is the safest place in the world to be online. The Strategy considers the responsibilities of companies to their users, the use of technical solutions to prevent online harms and government’s role in supporting users.
It may feel awkward, but it's important to explain to children the risks of sexting, how to stay safe and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
This draft document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions.
The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational setting to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance. The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people’s digital literacy skills and parental awareness.