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Keeping pupils safe online during lockdown

Online safety has become even more of a priority for schools and families during the coronavirus lockdown. Kathryn Day describes how schools can promote online safety while children are away from the classroom

Online safety is a challenge for schools at the best of times. But with the coronavirus pandemic closing school gates to the majority of pupils, it is much harder to ensure that children travel safely on their journeys through cyberspace.

Away from school and with time on their hands, children are at a greater risk than ever from online dangers.

While many children are lucky enough to have a structured learning timetable, parental support and controlled access to the internet while at home, others are not so fortunate. Parents who are under extreme pressure due to high workloads, financial or health concerns may find it difficult to keep tabs on their children’s online activities.

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