Remote learning: safeguarding pupils and staff

Take these steps to build safeguarding into your remote learning set-up over digital education platforms and when using the phone to check in with pupils.

Last reviewed on 2 February 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Get staff and pupils set up with safe surroundings
  2. If you're going to record sessions, let parents know
  3. During lessons: create a safe communication environment
  4. Outside of lessons: keep check-ins safe
  5. How to safely upload videos through YouTube
  6. How to safely upload resources to an *open* Google Drive

We've based the scenarios in this article on using the features of Google Workspace for Education (e.g. Google Classroom and Google Meet), the features of Office 365 Education (e.g. Microsoft Teams), open Google Drives, and YouTube, as these are among the most commonly used platforms for remote learning.

Get staff and pupils set up with safe surroundings

If teachers will be streaming lessons with their webcams on, or recording videos, tell them to:

Ask pupils to be in a shared space in their house, rather than in their bedroom. No pyjamas for pupils either! Alternatively, you could ask