e-Safety remains an area of importance in FE and HE today.  Institutions have both legal and statutory duties to safeguard the welfare of all learners when making use of ICT.  There are a variety of legal issues to consider within the e-safety context, including; cyberbullying, harassment, defamation, hosting liability and data protection.  Safeguarding also forms an influential part of the inspection process.  Recent changes to Ofsted's Inspection Framework in England, mean that safeguarding is no longer a limiting grade for colleges, however, it is still part of the overall judgement and grade for leadership and management.  View our e-safety guidance and resources for further information. 

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Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

Master Social Media - New Checklist and Top Tips

As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

New Social Media for Staff Policy Template

This Jisc Legal template will assist learning providers make decisions on how social media will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for purpose.

Libel via Social Media Costs £9000

An "offensive and salacious" Facebook page, with over 100 members, could have cost twice as much without an apology.

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