Use of the internet and new technologies in education offer new and innovative ways of learning. Advantages should be available to all learners but risks, such as internet safety, must be managed effectively. In order to meet the duty of care owed to learners and staff, colleges and universities must take reasonable steps to prevent foreseeable harm. Being pro-active in raising the profile of e-safety, minimising relevant risks for your particular learners and responding fairly in line with policy and rules of acceptable use, are key considerations for any institution.
This toolkit will enable colleges to provide staff with essential guidance to raise e-safety awareness and effective practice in your institution.
e-Safety Q & A
This video deals with some common scenarios, offering viewers practical tips on how to address their legal duties.
e-Safety - What You Need to Know
This video is an essential overall guide, ideal for staff training.
Other Jisc Legal 'must have' e-safety resources include:
These top tips serve as a quick reminder of the main areas to be addressed in meeting your e-safety duty.
A checklist of questions for institutions to consider when updating or framing an e-safety policy.
This template is intended as a guide to help colleges write an effective e-safety policy that reflects their unique college community and context.
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For more ideas, information and resources to support Safer Internet Day in your institution, visit the Regional Support Centres UK website.