Online safety training for teachers and school staff

Online Safety: Free CPD training for school staff

Summary: It is a statutory requirement that schools provide safeguarding training to their staff once a year as a minimum. The DFE clarified guidance on the expectations of online safety education in schools in June 2019. Schools can work towards meeting these expectations with the OSA’s free online safety training for staff. The course provides tangible Read more about Online Safety: Free CPD training for school staff[…]

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Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?

This week has seen an incident of anti-social behaviour which occurred in June making national headlines. A video shows a large group of boys riding bikes through an Asda store in Brighton, pulling wheelies, intimidating customers and even physically assaulting one gentleman. Products are knocked to the floor and the boys appear to take items Read more about Is social media fuelling anti-social behaviour?[…]

Grooming Quiz Answers

Online grooming is an essential topic for all parents, carers and individuals working with young people to understand. Our image (shown above) raises just a few of the recent headlines relating to online grooming. Question One: Correct Answer: 5,000 According to data obtained by the NSPCC, the police recorded 5,161 crimes of ‘sexual communication with a Read more about Grooming Quiz Answers[…]

WhatsApp what are the risks?

WhatsApp – should parents be concerned?

WhatsApp has generally been seen as a safer social media option for children. However, schools are increasingly reporting that the platform is a source of problems, particularly with younger children. This page aims to provide parents and carers with sufficient information to ensure they are aware of the risks that come with the app, and Read more about WhatsApp – should parents be concerned?[…]

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Culture Secretary seeks school phone ban

The debate as to whether children should be allowed to bring phones into school has raged for quite some time, with the French government notably taking a firm step of banning phones in primary, junior and middle schools from September. A number of other countries around the world are deciding whether to follow France’s lead. Read more about Culture Secretary seeks school phone ban[…]

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Free online safety CPD for teachers and school staff

It is a statutory requirement that schools provide safeguarding training to their staff once a year as a minimum. The importance of current online safety issues being addressed within such training is more important than ever. The OSA Certificate of Online Safety (Staff CPD) has been developed to help you to address this requirement. Free to Read more about Free online safety CPD for teachers and school staff[…]