Online safety

10 January 2017

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety Education Group has developed guidance for school governors to help governing boards support their school leaders to keep children safe online.

Governors can use it to:

  • gain a basic understanding of the school’s current approach to keeping children safe online

  • learn how to improve this approach where appropriate 

  • find out about tools which can be used to improve the approach

The document includes examples of good and outstanding practice, as well as identifying when governors should be concerned.

This guidance is non-statutory and should be read alongside the DfE’s Keeping Children Safe in Education Statutory Guidance.