Best Practice

Meeting your e-safety duty

Expert Hilary Wright offers advice on meeting Ofsted expectations for developing an effective e-safety strategy in your school.


Recent reports have highlighted that 28 per cent of key stage 3 and 4 students have been deliberately targeted, threatened or humiliated by an individual or group through the use of mobile phones or the internet (Virtual Violence II, Beatbullying, 2012), while 40 per cent of key stage 3 and 4 students have witnessed a “sexting” incident (Inspecting E-safety, Ofsted, April 2014).

Given these figures, it is little wonder that e-safety is becoming a growing priority in our schools. In fact, it has become so important that Ofsted now includes it as part of their inspections, putting the implementation of a stringent e-safety policy firmly on the agenda of all secondary schools.

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