Governing boards today play a pivotal role in ensuring the safeguarding of children, and this includes online safeguarding and the impact of digital technology. 

It is vital that Governors:

  • Understand their online safety responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Have an awareness of online threats, risks and trends in technology use and internet use
  • Support and critically challenge the school in implementing effective online safety policy, procedure and practice
  • Ensure their school provides an appropriate level of filtering and monitoring which safeguards young people from risky online content and contact
  • Receive and act upon regular online safety reports from senior leaders
  • Ensure children are taught about online safeguarding through teaching and learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Provide all staff with appropriate online safety training

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