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Government and children's commissioner guidance about online safety.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Guidance for schools and colleges for designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, headteachers and senior leadership teams and the governing body:

This guidance covers:

  • responding to disclosures
  • handling devices and imagery
  • risk assessing situation
  • involving other agencies, including escalation to the police and children’s social care
  • recording incidents
  • involving parents
  • preventative education

Department for Education

Searching, screening and confiscation guidance is intended to explain schools' powers of screening and searching pupils so that school staff have the confidence to use them. In particular it explains the use of the power to search pupils without consent. It also explains the powers schools have to seize and then confiscate items found during a search. It includes statutory guidance which schools must have regard to.

You may also like to download from the DfE website the 'Teaching online safety in schools' document which contains guidance supporting schools to teach pupils how to stay safe online when studying new and existing subjects.

The NSPCC produces an annual report to support online safety, and includes statistical information about online offences and child abuse in the UK.

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