360 Degree Safe – Online Safety Review Tool Update
360 Degree Safe
The self-review tool has been used by more than 13,000 schools and has shown the online safety landscape since it was developed over 10 years ago. With the constant changing of technology, new guidance has also been introduced for this = academic year.
The updated 2022 version of the DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance addresses new changes along with additional requirements on trustees, governors and school leaders.
These requirements are based around updating their online safeguarding policies and procedures.
Updates and Changes
In addition to the 360 Degree Safe, the SWGfL Online Safety Policy Templates have been significantly changed to account for the updated guidance.
The policy sections will now follow the order of the online safety aspects within the self-review tool.
We recommend that schools that have previously used the online safety policy templates should download these new versions. With the new changes, schools are now able to update their own policies as well.
Here are just a few of these changes:
- A new Harmful Sexual Behaviour Policy template – this builds on the KCSiE guidance and Ofsted expectations
- An updated Electronic Devices – Searching & Deletion Policy template – this is following on from updated DfE guidance
- A new Acceptable Use Agreement template for Key Stage 2 children
The links and resources section in the 360 tool will now link to updated statutory guidance and best practice documentation.
With these new updates to the 360 Degree Safe tool and the SWGfL policy templates, schools are encouraged to re-visit their online safety review to ensure they are meeting recommended standards.