Online safety policies and protection
Keeping children and young people safe online cannot be done in isolation. It is recommended that a code of conduct is developed. This outlines appropriate practices and standards of behaviour when engaging with young people. The development of a child protection policy also helps outline the standards for your school and details how to recognise and respond to threats or risks to children.
Safeguarding Children(external link) have both free and low cost courses and resources that can contribute to keeping children safe online. They have also developed a code of conduct resource guide to ensure people in positions of trust know what is acceptable and unacceptable and how organisations deal with those situations.
- Code of Conduct webinar(external link).
- Safeguarding Children resources(external link).
- Safeguarding Children courses(external link).
Netsafe have developed resources to help you explore young people’s knowledge about the online environment and set expectations and culture around the use of digital technologies and how these are to be used in school.