Online safety: how to review your approach

Get to grips with how to audit your approach to pupil online safety to make sure it complies with DfE statutory guidance.

Last reviewed on 13 June 2023See updates
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  1. Expectations for your school
  2. How to audit your practice

Our go-to hub of online safety resources on The Key Safeguarding includes assemblies, posters, lesson plan packs, staff training and factsheets to share with parents/carers. Download everything you need to help keep your school community safe online.

Expectations for your school

Make sure online safety is a running and interrelated theme when you devise and implement your whole-school or college approach to safeguarding and related policies/procedures Be aware that many forms of abuse may have an online element  Have appropriate filtering and monitoring systems in place that meet the DfE's filtering and monitoring standards Have appropriate safeguarding measures in place for any periods of remote learning When communicating with parents/carers, you should reinforce the importance of online safety, including making parents/carers aware of what you ask children to do online (e.g. sites they need to visit or who,