Meet Ofsted requirements for online safety

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The digital revolution is having a profound effect on us, and on our children. We’re constantly bombarded with new research about how screen time can bring down GCSE grades, how gaming can affect social skills, and how overexposure to certain websites could be damaging young people’s mental health.

Internet safety can be a minefield of ever-changing dos and don’ts. New technology appears suddenly, often without the relevant guidelines to ensure children use it safely. It’s understandably tricky to make sure your school is up-to-date on this vast range of digital issues.

Digital Schools membership, from Parent Zone, will help your school tackle the challenge of maximising online opportunity for your pupils while minimising the risks to their safety and wellbeing.

As a member, you will receive a full set of school policies and self-review tools to meet Ofsted or ISI requirements, plus access to an on-call dedicated e-Safety support manager who can personally advise you on any questions or problems that arise within your school.

You’ll also receive:

  • Weekly resources that keep your school up to date with trending digital issues. These could be films, presentations, posters, or handouts that you can give to parents, governors, teaching staff or pupils.
  • An age-appropriate e-Safety curriculum that is flexible, relevant and engages pupils’ interest with regular updates, lesson plans and guidance.
  • A certificate and a digital school badge to let the whole community know about your commitment to online safety.
  • A policy briefing from a leading internet safety expert every month.
  • Entry to Digital Schools Awards, awarded to the school that can demonstrate innovation in internet safety practices and presented at our annual Digital Families conference.
  • Access to a range of online resources designed to use with parents, pupils, staff and governors.
  • An online community to share ideas.
  • Discounts on all Parent Zone training and events, including our annual international Digital Families conference held in October.

A Parent Zone Digital Schools membership will save you time, worry and resources.It’s good value too – a year's membership costs just £250 plus VAT.

For more information, please contact yasmin@parentzone.org.uk or go to http://parentzone.org.uk/membership/digital-schools-membership


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