Certificate of online safety
An introduction to the importance of the OSA Certificate of Online Safety, content covered and method of delivery. Click the icon above to begin.
Free Staff CPD
Our free 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.
Discover the opinions of those who have recently completed the OSA Certificate of Online Safety. What have they learned? Did they enjoy completing the Certificate? Click the icon for some recent testimonials.
Registering the pupils in your school to undertake the OSA Certificate in Online Safety is quick and easy. Click the icon above to get started.
Latest online safety statistics
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.
Having a detailed and accurate picture of the online habits of the children in your school is an important step in ensuring you are providing the advice and support that they need. Our ‘Digital Lifestyles Surveys’, tailored to different age groups, can provide you with a detailed report for your Leadership team and governing body. Order a report for your school today.
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Schools across the country again going into lockdown from 5th December. Remote learning again will become the norm with children (and staff) spending more time than ever online. Do you have tangible proof that your school community is trained in the knowledge to keep themselves and others safe online? To support schools during lockdown, the Read more about Online safety support during lockdown[…]
This document has been created to support the near ten thousand school staff in UK schools who completed the OSA’s accredited CPD course last year. It updates staff on important developments relating to online safety and the use of technology in schools. Click the image to download the document. We have a fully updated CPD-accredited Read more about Online Safety CPD Update 2020-21[…]
It has come to our attention that users completing courses on iOS devices (iPad / iPhone) are encountering difficulties with viewing interactive video tasks in our new courses. An extensive investigation has discovered that this is an ongoing issue H5P (the tool for developing the HTML5 interactive content) are encountering with iOS and despite many Read more about Interactive video issue, 2020-21 courses[…]
As ever, we have been busy over the summer ensuring our courses are as accurate and up to date as possible. Throughout the year we ensure we are aware of all online safety issues and news, and of developments to the Statutory frameworks within which schools work. The information collated is used to adapt and Read more about OSA course updates for 2020-21[…]
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. Thank Read more about Accredited CPD – school package[…]
Free accredited online safety CPD training for school staff.
Given the recent DfE guidance on online safety teaching, Safer Internet Day will this year be more important than ever. Taking place on Tuesday, 20th February 2020, make the even as effective as possible with resources from the Online Safety Alliance. Many of these popular, high-quality resources can be accessed and downloaded for free. Resources Read more about Free resources for Safer Internet Day 2020[…]
It has been an exciting summer of developments ahead of the new school year. We have a wide range of new features and content that we are delighted to be sharing with you. A few highlights are detailed below. Enhanced interactivity The majority of content in the new OSA Certificates has been created as interactive Read more about OSA Certificate – updates for 2019-2020[…]
This week has seen an incident of anti-social behaviour which occurred in June making national headlines. A video shows a large group of boys riding bikes through an Asda store in Brighton, pulling wheelies, intimidating customers and even physically assaulting one gentleman. Products are knocked to the floor and the boys appear to take items Read more about Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?[…]
Online grooming is an essential topic for all parents, carers and individuals working with young people to understand. Our image (shown above) raises just a few of the recent headlines relating to online grooming. Question One: Correct Answer: 5,000 According to data obtained by the NSPCC, the police recorded 5,161 crimes of ‘sexual communication with a Read more about Grooming Quiz Answers[…]