Free online safety CPD for teachers and school staff

It is a statutory requirement that schools provide safeguarding training to their staff once a year as a minimum. The importance of current online safety issues being addressed within such training is more important than ever.

The OSA Certificate of Online Safety (Staff CPD) has been developed to help you to address this requirement. Free to access for all staff in UK schools, the Certificate also provides tangible data that proves to governors and inspectors that your staff have understood such training. Enhance safeguarding in your school today by providing access to this important qualification to all members of staff in your establishment.

Social media guidance

The Certificate is delivered online and covers a range of up to date topics including:

  • Statutory requirements regarding safeguarding and online safety issues.
  • Social media challenges and management for pupils.
  • Online risks to pupils (including online bullying, sexting, grooming, etc).
  • Advice for staff to help pupils navigate online safety risks.
  • Advice for dealing with disclosures.
  • Staff responsibilities for protecting school reputation.

Training is provided through high quality presentations incorporating interactive activities, recent case studies, videos, extended reading opportunities and opportunities for reflection.

Interactive activities


Just a quick one to let you know how the whole school training went. I setup an INSET afternoon where every staff member completed the OSA staff training package supplied by yourself. All staff members spoke highly of the course, some said it was far more informative than a more expensive course we purchased in the past from a well known charity that supports children. As an administrator of the course I was able to track and monitor progress of all staff members with ease. The mini tests at the end of each module ensured that staff members read the course material thoroughly, some chose to take notes to support them with the tests.

I felt there was a good balance between guidance on specific applications (i.e. WhatsApp, Snap Chat etc) and generic guidance and support on the topic as a whole.

More recently we applied for (and gained) an Online Safety quality mark for the school. An external assessor came to scrutinise our provision, he quizzed the knowledge and training of our staff and students. The courses you have provided to both staff and students helped them to answer all questions confidently. Staff now feel confident and knowledgeable enough to support our young people when necessary.

Please could you keep me informed of any developments in your courses as I would be keen in investing further in the future.

Keep up the good work!

Designated LAC Teacher & Online Safety Lead
Reach Academy

Gain free access to OSA Certificate of staff CPD

The OSA Certificate of staff CPD is free for all members of staff in your school to access and complete. All we ask is that you agree for the Online Safety Alliance to contact you very occasionally to update you on online safety issues for teachers and schools (one contact email per school is sufficient).

Get your free access to this important training today. Click here to get started.

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More details

See the flier below for more details about this popular course. Please share it with colleagues involved in managing CPD and safeguarding within your establishment.

OSA CPD course