Ofsted & E-SafetyLiverpool’s Safeguarding board & LA draft proposal<br />9/15/2009<br />Recommendations<br />The Department for Children Schools and Families should:<br /><ul><li>re-emphasise the duty of schools to ensure their pupils’ e-safety.
issue brief guidance on how to evaluate the effectiveness of e-safety policies.
providing examples of effective interventions work with Becta and local authorities </li></ul>to help develop and maintain schools’ expertise in e-safety, including advising them on legal issues surrounding the use, or confiscation, of private electronic property on school sites <br /><ul><li>advise schools on how they might work with families and other agencies to help </li></ul>combat misuse of privately owned equipment outside school hours.<br />Ofsted will:<br /><ul><li>Retain references to e-safety in the current school self-evaluation form
Ensure that the training and guidance for inspectors include an appropriate focus on e-safety, for example within the evaluation of safeguarding and the care and support of pupils.</li></ul>Becta is the government agency that promotes the innovative use of information technology in learning; ww.becta.org.uk/.<br />
Your children are E-Safe savvy<br />When questioned, they know;<br />Policy, procedure, and what to<br />Do when they are worried<br />You use the students as mentors <br />for beginners, Whether that is staff or<br />New students.<br />Are all your support staff, <br />as well as your teaching staff <br />trained and confident <br />Using Technology safely<br />Parents and Carers are also<br />Confident in their use of <br />Technology With a view to <br />E-Safety And supporting <br />their children<br />Training<br />For E-Safety<br />Are governors trained and <br />Instrumental in the design and implementation of E-Safety measures And policy<br />Training has taken place<br />However, staff have not cascaded<br />Essential information.<br />Children have some or<br />Little understanding<br />Of dangers posed by the use of technology<br />There is little impact on what the children know or understand<br />9/15/2009<br />
9/15/2009<br />Your children feel safe online and are<br />Clearly aware of how to stay safe<br />There is clear and rigorous<br />Guidance and understanding of<br />How to deal with cyber-bullying<br />However, the latter rarely happens<br />Your children respect their <br />Technological environment<br />Assessment &<br />Standards<br />For E-Safety<br />Children quickly and confidently engage <br />and experiment With new <br />and emerging technologies<br />Acceptable/Responsible use<br />Policy is completed for ALL staff, Students and visitors to the school<br />Children lack<br />Awareness of how to <br />stay safe online<br />There is a log of <br />Regular cyber-bullying incidents<br />Children get most<br />Of their E-Safety ‘Savvy’<br />Off their own backs<br />
9/15/2009<br />We have outside trainers <br />And speakers come in and<br />Update staff and students<br />E-Safety is delivered implicitly <br />And explicitly throughout<br />The curriculum, it DOES NOT sit<br />In the domain of ICT lessons<br />Monitoring and revision of the <br />Curriculums Interaction with <br />Technology is <br />rigorous and frequent<br />The curriculum <br />& E-Safety<br />We avoid ‘reactive’ situations and<br />Incidents through a policy and ethos of<br />Responsible use for ALL users<br />E-Safety incidents have<br />A swift and positive<br />outcome<br />We rely on the LA’s<br />Filtering policy to make<br />Sure our children are safe<br />We change our E-Safety<br />Policy following an incident <br />e.g. Breaches of security, cyber-bullying<br />The ICT department <br />Sort out AUP’s and E-Safety policy...<br />We go and see the Head of ICT when there is an issue<br />
9/15/2009<br />Our AUP/RUP is devised and <br />Agreed upon by ALL stakeholders; <br />from Students <br />to parents <br />to governors<br />Staff and students are<br />ALL aware of procedure<br />When there is an E-Safety incident<br />We have evaluative comments<br />Regarding E-Safety in our SEF<br />ALL actions taken are based<br />On rigorous self assessment, including, <br />E-Safety...This has an OUTSTANDING<br />Impact on E-Safety in our<br />School community<br />Leadership & Management <br />for E-Safety<br />Staff and Students are aware<br />Of the LEVELS/CLASSIFICATIONS<br />Of incidents and how to proceed<br />We still have regular<br />Difficulties/E-Safety incidents<br /> in and out of school<br />And when educated off site<br />We have an Acceptable Use Policy that students and parents sign<br />At the beginning of the year<br />Incidents are put into a log book<br />In the schools Network room or teachers inform the Network manager....it is unlikely that changes to policy are heavily influenced by these logs, there would be little evidence to support this.<br />
Safeguarding issues are a limiting judgement<br />E-Safety is inadequate in your school if:<br />Your school relies on outside agencies (e.g. LA filtering) to keep children safe<br />E-Safety is considered an ICT issue in your school and not embedded in the safeguarding children arena<br />Your children do not feel safe<br />Even if there is general understanding of e-safety and children feel safe. there is still the tendency to ‘lock down and ban’ rather than deliver a responsible use policy<br />9/15/2009<br />
Glossary of Text Terms for teachers and parents / carers
Guidance to E-Safety terminology for parents / carers </li></ul>Flyers for distribution; <br />E-Safety responsibility and information for;<br />Governors, <br />Teaching Staff and Support Staff, <br />Students / pupils, Parents, <br />Community users and any <br />other relevant groups.<br />Content<br /><ul><li>Introduction - Includes guidance on how to use this document, and the stakeholders involved in your schools consultation and subsequent development of an E-Safety policy
Background / Rationale - Explains how a school e-safety policy should help to ensure safe and appropriate use. The use of these exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote pupil / student achievement.
Development, monitoring and review of the Policy – outlining stakeholders involved in the development and monitoring of your schools E-Safety policy
Schedule for development, monitoring and review - What and how schools agree upon their own schedule
Scope of the Policy This policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, students / pupils, volunteers, parents / carers, visitors, community users) who have access to and are users of school ICT systems, both in and out of school.</li></ul>9/15/2009<br />