online safety and digital citizenship specialist

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01 October 2023


The Department for Education (DfE) is keeping files monitoring the social media activity of some of the country’s leading educational experts, the Observer can reveal.

At least nine experts have uncovered files held on them, some as long as 60 pages. One individual even discovered the department had compiled an Excel spreadsheet in which officials had detailed who she interacted with.

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07 June 2023

Keeping children safe in education 2023
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

The 2023 version will come into force on 1 September

In terms of online safety and safeguarding there are changes to the guidance on filtering and monitoring. You can access further support on this here:  DfE guidance on filtering and monitoring March 2023


LGFL has clear support for DSLs including videos here

23 May 2022

Statutory guidance for schools and colleges

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022: Online Safety Summary for DSLs and Leaders - By The Education People.

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Also summary briefing by NSPCC here


Here 's a useful overview video (11 minutes) by LGFL DigiSafe


How to carry out the KCSiE online checks FAQs by Brownejacobson law firm.


06 July 2021

 July 21

 Updated statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment.


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Here's a summary by the Education People of the key online safety requirements for schools and colleges.