Online safety in schools and colleges: questions from the governing board

Guidance for senior leaders on monitoring the provision of online safety education in schools and colleges.



Guidance for school governors and trustees to help them support school leaders to keep children safe online. Set out as a list of questions, it includes examples of good and outstanding practice, as well as identifying when governors should be concerned.

These questions cover:

  • policies
  • supporting and reporting mechanisms
  • staff training
  • teaching and learning
  • whole-school community engagement and education

The guidance also includes a proforma to help senior leaders to record evidence of the above.

Access the Welsh Government version of this guidance.

Published 2 November 2016
Last updated 6 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated English language guide added.

  2. Added 2020 versions of Online safety in schools and colleges: Questions from the Governing Board.

  3. First published.