Using External Visitors to Support Online Safety Education: Guidance for Educational Settings

Guidance for schools on how to make best use of external online safety lessons.


Using External Visitors to Support Online Safety

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External visitors can provide a useful and engaging approach to enable educational settings to deliver online safety messages to children, young people and adults.

Educational settings seeking support from external visitors to help explore issues such as cyberbullying, online pornography, ‘sexting’ and staying safe online can use this document to guide their process of selecting suitable visitors and sessions.

This consultation document explores key questions in the form of a checklist to help educational settings ensure the maximum impact of online safety sessions. The guidance highlights a range of resources which can be used to support educational settings to develop a whole setting approach towards online safety in line with national guidance.

The document can be used to facilitate conversations between educational settings and external visitors to develop children and young people digital literacy skills and parental awareness.

Published 29 July 2018