Kent Education Learning and Skills Information

e-Safety in Kent

 

The Kent e-Safety Strategy group comprises of school staff, Kent County Council Officers, child safeguarding officers, Connexions, Libraries and Archives, Kent Police and other children’s workforce professionals. We work with the Kent e-Safety Officer to develop advice and guidance on online safety fschools, settings and professionals working with children and young people in Kent. We work with the Kent Education Safeguarding Team and the Kent Safeguarding Children Board.

 

Kent e-Safety policy template and guidance

The Kent schools and settings e-Safety policy template has been updated for 2012 to reflect the changes in technology and practise within schools and settings. 

 

 

If you are worried about a child's online safety, then you can follow our procedures flowchart which shows you how to respond to an incidence of concern.

 

Read our guidance on how to support and safeguard children with additional needs.

 

Staff ICT Acceptable Use policy template

The updated Staff ICT Acceptable Use Policy Template 2012 is a framework to support schools and other settings when writing and updating their Acceptable Use policies. It contains a 'guidance for use' section for headteachers, governing bodies and senior leadership teams to help them consider the wider implications and possible actions required to support and develop an appropriate Acceptable Use policy.

 

 

Pupil Acceptable Use Posters

Kent County Council and EiS are delighted to publish revised and updated e-Safety posters for Safer Internet Day 2014 for use by schools and settings. These posters have been created by the Kent e-Safety Strategy Group with input from schools and settings as well as children and young people to help outline key behaviours to help promote positive online behaviour. These posters are designed to be used as a stimulus for discussion and to enable staff to identify safe and positive behaviour across the curriculum. Settings can use these posters to actively promote their embedded e-Safety curriculum and to enage with the wider school community. Some settings may wish to use the posters to inspire children to create their own posters or using them as a basis for developing age and ability appropriate pupil Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs)

 

 

The posters are provided in PDF format and are A3 in size. To print smaller sizes, use the settings provided by your printer (i.e. for A4 reduce to 71%). If supported, set your printer to print borderless for the best presentation. Schools and settings can also access the posters as full collection, with additional printing information via the EiS website.

 

e-Safety Policy Generator

The Policy Generator is an interactive tool which allows Kent schools to prepare their e-Safety policy online by selecting and amending statements from the template bank, as well adding their own statements, to create a personalised and appropriate policy. It is strongly recommended that all stakeholders should be actively involved in using this tool to collaboratively create an appropriate e-Safety policy for their establishment. Schools can only register for one account and it is recommended the school e-Safety lead or headteacher is the main account holder. 

 

 

Social media and technology Using social media in education

"Using Social Media and Technology in Educational Settings" aims to help senior leadership teams within education settings to consider safe practice when using social media in order to protect staff, pupils and the wider community. It provides schools with information and guidance about best practise and risk assessment templates to assess sites and technologies for risks.
 
Please note this document will be updating according to new legislation and sites so check frequently to ensure you have the most up-to-date version.

 

 

Visit EiS for technical guidance for managing a school filtering policy which allows an elected member of school staff to block and allow websites.

 

Safer practice with technology

Approved by KSCB, this document provides guidance on appropriate and safer behaviours with technology for any adults working with children or young people. It is intended to stimulate discussion within establishments to consider potential situations that may occur and to make sure all staff (whether voluntary or paid) are aware of safe, appropriate and professional behaviour.

 

 

"The Use of Cameras and Images within Education Settings"

This document includes frequently asked questions settings have around the safe use of images and cameras. The also document contains guidance for settings around legal requirements and obligations in regards to Data Protection and other legislation which has been developed by the e-Safety Strategy group in liaison with Kent County Council Information Governance specialists. You can also find important contact information, sample policies, template letters and resources.

 

 

"Think B4U..." workbook and posterThink B4U poster

The workbook and poster have been developed to support professionals in exploring e-Safety concerns with children, young people and their families in both formal and informal settings. The resources can be used by a variety of staff and it is recommended that professionals use the materials as a starting point and differentiate them according to the needs and ability of the audiences they will be used with.

 

Think B4U resources:

 

 

Government and Ofsted guidance

Information posters

 

Pupil Acceptable Use Posters

 

 

The posters are provided in PDF format and are A3 in size. To print smaller sizes, use the settings provided by your printer (i.e. for A4 reduce to 71%). If supported, set your printer to print borderless for the best presentation.

 

Kent Police and Kent County Council posters:

 

 

 

Useful links

 

 

 

 

 

  • Think U Know -
    e-Safety information for education professionals, parents/carers and young people.

 

  • Visit Kent.gov for useful information and links to share with parents and carers.