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.