Whether your school is closed or not, schools may be considering moving learning online. Here's the lowdown on organising classes online so that safeguards are adequately considered and are trouble-free
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UK Government Guidance for schools and colleges to support them keeping children safe, including online, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
A blog by the ICO
'We’ve issued two reprimands, which are legal warnings, recently to schools for wrongly disclosing the personal data of children.
In the first case a class photograph, sent to a local newspaper by a Cheshire primary school, included the images of two pupils whose adoptive parents had refused consent for their children’s images to be shared'
'One day, just after I had dropped my son off at school, I was sent a horrific video on WhatsApp. It made me question how images and videos of child sex abuse come to be made, and how they can be openly circulated on social media. And I wanted one answer above all - what happened to the boy in the video?'
Department for Education are seeking views about proposed changes to Keeping children safe in education (KCSIE) statutory guidance.
Access the draft document and link to consultation documentation.
Deadline: 21 April 2020
More than 6,000 children under 14 have been investigated by police for sexting offences in the past three years, including more than 300 of primary school age.
Figures disclosed by 27 police forces in England and Wales revealed 306 cases of children under 10, including some as young as four, being investigated on suspicion of taking or sharing indecent images of themselves or other minors since 2017.
Critics say children are being given police records for behaviour they do not fully understand.