Teaching online safety in schools

Guidance supporting schools to teach pupils how to stay safe online within existing subjects.

Applies to England



This is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. It applies to all local-authority-maintained schools, academies and free schools.

The interventions and support information may also be helpful for early years settings, colleges and other post-16 institutions.

This guidance outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of existing curriculum requirements.

Published 26 June 2019
Last updated 12 January 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated the ‘Teaching online safety in school’ guidance.

  2. First published.