Certificate of online safety
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Our CPD-Certified course for school staff covers online risks to pupils, staff use of digital devices, statutory requirements and more. Click the icon above to learn more. Free and premium versions available.
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The digital tools that our children use are constantly changing, as are the risks that arise as a result. It is essential that schools develop a detailed awareness of what the dangers our children are exposed to are, and the risks of each.
Underlying all changes is the movement of control away from schools and parents towards children, with the majority of children now having access to the Internet through data plans on their mobile phones reducing the impact of Internet filtering in schools and almost all children having unsupervised access to an Internet-enabled device in their bedroom at night.
One of the most concerning elements we are being faced today is the apparent normalisation and acceptance of behaviours that children should not be having to experience, let along tolerate. It is essential that schools work with young people and their families to combat this culture.
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After years of slow progress, September 2023 has seen the Online Safety Bill pass the final steps required to become law. This groundbreaking legislation is set to have a huge impact on the digital landscape and child protection, but what does it mean for schools? In this summary video, the OSA explains what the Online Read more about The Online Safety Bill Is Passing Into Law![…]
The OSA online safety CPD training for school staff is an accredited course ensuring those working with children have an up-to-date knowledge of the statutory requirements they must meet, the threats to children online, how to reduce these risks, and guidance on ensuring staff use of digital technology is safe and responsible. Updated and newly Read more about Accredited CPD – school package[…]
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Free accredited online safety CPD training for school staff.
Our popular CPD online safety course for school staff has been thoroughly updated for the 2023-24 academic year. Please see below for the change log of the updates and additions made. Module 1: Updated to reference KCSIE 2023 throughout Removed summary slide on filtering and monitoring as covered in more detail in the presentation to Read more about Online Safety for School Staff: Change Log for 2023-24[…]
In October 2022, the DfE updated their guidance ‘Meeting digital and technology standards in schools and colleges’. This guidance states that: Basic cyber security knowledge amongst staff and governors is vital in promoting a more risk-aware school culture. Staff with access to your IT network must take basic cyber security training every year. At least Read more about Cyber security for school leaders – CPD accredited course[…]
How can schools meet KCSIE’s 4 C’s of online safety (content, contact, conduct and commerce) using the OSA’s Certificate of Online Safety?
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The Guardian are today reporting on the unfortunate experience of a number of teachers and school leaders who are experiencing online abuse and even death threats. It states that staff sharing attempts to diversify the curriculum and staff seeking to encourage a more inclusive school ethos are becoming the target for abuse from right-wing groups Read more about Online mobs making death threats to teachers[…]