Online safety tools and resources

Resources to support organisations implementing their own online safety strategies and policies.

Online safety resources factsheet

We recognise that for many professionals and volunteers trying to support children and young people, understanding the impact of social media use and the Internet can all be a bit confusing.

This factsheet of useful online safety resources (PDF, 144KB) was produced by experts from the University of Suffolk working in partnership with Suffolk Police.

Online safety incident flowchart

The online safety incident flowchart (PDF, 117KB) has been designed for e-safety leads within organisations to respond and report concerns effectively.

It should be used in conjunction with your organisation's own safeguarding policy.

Online safety checklist for schools

The checklist for schools and colleges (Word, 140KB) enables educational establishments to ensure that students are appropriately safeguarded whilst accessing the internet.

Online safety policies

It is the duty of all organisations to ensure that children and young people are protected from potential harm, as part of:

  • the Education Act 2002
  • the Children’s Act 2004
  • the Ofsted inspection framework

As part of the 360 Degree self evaluation tool available free from Southwest Grid for Learning (SWGfL), providers can access examples of model online safety policies to support the implementation of the action plan that results from the self assessment.

More information about this best practice tool is available on the SWGfL website.