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Advice for governors and trustees

We recognise that governing boards today play a pivotal role in ensuring the safeguarding of children, and this includes online safeguarding and the impact of digital technology. Providing access to broad, balanced and impactful online safety education is also key.

It is vital that Governors:

Understand their online safety responsibilities and accountabilities

Have an awareness of online threats, risks and trends in technology use and internet use

Support and critically challenge the school in implementing effective online safety policy, procedure and practice

Ensure their school provides an appropriate level of filtering and monitoring which safeguards young people from risky online content and contact

Receive and act upon regular online safety reports from senior leaders

Ensure children are taught about online safeguarding through teaching and learning opportunities as part of a broad and balanced curriculum

Provide all staff with appropriate online safety training

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