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Government and children's commissioner guidance about online safety.

UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Sexting in schools and colleges guidance is for designated safeguarding leads (DSLs), their deputies, headteachers and senior leadership teams in schools and educational establishments in England.

This advice 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.

Children's commissioner

A report of the Growing up Digitally task force.

Home Office Guidance for Young People - Indecent images of children

The Home Office has published guidance for young people on the distribution of indecent images of children. This guidance is aimed at making sure young people understand the law on indecent images of children, empowering them to navigate the internet confidently and safely within legal boundaries.

Within this website there are some very useful short videos suitable to show students.

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