Last reviewed on 17 August 2021
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Understand what arrangements you should have in place to keep pupils safe online, and get further resources to help you manage online safety in your school.

Develop policies that cover the 4 areas of risk

You should consider the 4 areas of online safety risks when developing your online safety policy: content, contact, conduct and commerce. See paragraph 124 of KCSIE to get details on each area. 

Use our model online safety policy to help you cover these issues. 

Adopt a policy on mobile and smart technology

You should also adopt a policy on the use of mobile and smart technology at school. 

This policy should, among other things:

  • Reflect the fact that pupils may use technology to:
    • Sexually harass their peers
    • Share indecent images: consensually and non-consensually (often via large chat groups)
    • View and share pornography and other harmful content
  • Outline your approach to managing this behaviour at school 

You don't need to have a stand-alone policy, you can adapt our model online safety policy to help you meet the points covered above.

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