Last reviewed on 28 September 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Download and adapt our model online safety policy, which includes acceptable use agreements for pupils, parents and staff. See examples of policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

Download our model policy

Our model is:

  • Designed for you to adapt to suit your school's context
  • In line with relevant requirements and good practice
  • Approved by Forbes Solicitors

It also contains:

  • Separate acceptable use agreements for you to use with: 
    • The Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage (KS) 1 pupils and parents/carers
    • KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils and parents/carers
    • Staff, governors, volunteers and visitors 
  • A self-audit for staff on their online safety training needs 
  • An online safety incident report log for your designated safeguarding lead (DSL) to use 

How to make sure your own policy is up to date 

More strongly emphasise that staff who are authorised to search pupils must first be satisfied that they have reasonable grounds for suspecting that a pupil is in possession of a device that poses a risk, before taking steps to carry out