School policy update: new measures to keep children safe online

Last month the DfE announced in a press release that “All schools will be required to put in place strengthened measures to protect children from harm online – including cyber bullying, pornography and the risk of radicalisation.”

As part of the new policy, your school will need to install filters and monitoring systems so that pupils aren’t subjected to harmful online content, and also to teach your pupils about safeguarding online.

To support schools in making these changes, the DfE recommends that schools use a number of resources including: two practical guides on social media, online training, and Google’s ‘Internet Legends’ tour.

The problem with this policy update (and indeed, all policy updates) is that it needs to be incorporated into your school’s existing policy which can take up a considerable amount of time that you and your colleagues don’t have to spare.

It is for this reason that we create, adjust, amend, and update school policies on your behalf, which includes an Acceptable Internet Use and Agreement Policy and an E-Safety Policy.

Policies for Schools have created over 290 school policies covering 20 different statutory areas which are easy to customise and thus will save you a considerable amount of time when one or more of your school policies require attention.

What’s more, if you have a specific need of a policy which isn’t listed on the website we will create it for you. You can find our full list of school policies by clicking here.

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Or, if you’d like to view a few sample policies beforehand, we have provided the following policies which are available to download free of charge by clicking here:

  • Calming Room Policy
  • Professional Learning Communities Policy and
  • School Website Policy.

Alternatively, if you would like to know more about our service, you can email us at, call us on 01600 891 506, or write to us at Teachers Resource Centre Ltd, Wyastone Business Park, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, NP25 3SR.