Empowering Schools to Improve Online Safety
Schools need to keep children safe, but it can be difficult to know where your strengths and weaknesses are. The DfE's Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance sets out a number of online safety steps schools need to take in Annex C.
Schools can pay for online safety reviews to be performed by other organisations, but many lack the expertise to really help schools improve.
Our Self-Review approach is also more empowering, helping schools to own their improvements themselves.
360 degree safe provides schools with free access to our online safety expertise, and helps school to both identify and demonstrate improvement in online safety provision.
In partnership with Scottish Government, we have created a version of the tool for schools in Scotland and in partnership with Welsh Government, a dedicated tool for schools in Wales, 360 safe Cymru, is available.
360 degree safe is a well-designed, user friendly, online tool for schools to review their online safety provision. It helps them identify strengths / weaknesses & develop an improvement action plan
More details on changes to 360 Degree Safe tool
Online tools and behaviours have changed significantly in the 10 years since 360 degree safe was launched and we feel it is time for the structure of the tool to reflect these developments. In doing this, we will introduce new features to help you save time, work more efficiently and meet your statutory obligations.
5th September 2019
The 360 degree safe tool is changing later in the year
14,000 schools across the UK are registered for our award-winning online safety self-review tool 360 degree safe, ten years after its launch. However online safety has changed and so will our tool. Get ready to welcome a new look 360 degree safe site. The tool will have new registration, new content, new design and features with fewer aspects. Still free to use for schools in the UK!
15th July 2019
Online Safety Mark awarded to 400th school
Castle Cary Community School in Somerset has recently become the 400th school in the UK to gain the prestigious Online Safety Mark.
4th July 2019
Should young people be left to their own devices at school?
Should young people be allowed to bring their own devices into school? Some schools ban; some schools allow; and some have a hybrid policy, but what is the correct answer? David Wright, SWGfL Online Safety Manager and UKSIC Director looks at the case for and against BYOD.
23rd May 2019