Online safety support during lockdown

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[…]

Online Safety CPD Update 2020-21

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[…]

Interactive video issue, 2020-21 courses

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[…]

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Accredited CPD – school package

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[…]

Safer Internet Day 2019 free resources

Free resources for Safer Internet Day 2020

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[…]

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Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?

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?[…]