Online safety in schools and colleges: Questions from the Governing Board

Updated in June 2020 this document from the UK Council for Internet Safety offers some suggested questions that school governors should ask to help ensure their school leaders are keeping children safe online.


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Guidance for school governors to help governing boards support their school leaders to keep children safe online.


Governors can use it to:


  • gain a basic understanding of the school’s current approach to keeping children safe online
  • learn how to improve this approach where appropriate
  • find out about tools which can be used to improve the approach


The document includes examples of good and outstanding practice, as well as identifying when governors should be concerned.

This guidance is non-statutory and should be read alongside the Department for Education’s Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.


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