The DfE have just released a new publication entitled: Teaching online safety in school, Guidance supporting schools to teach their pupils how to stay safe online, within new and existing school subjects

The publication outlines how schools can ensure their pupils understand how to stay safe and behave online as part of existing curriculum requirements. It complements existing and forthcoming subjects including Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education, Health Education, Citizenship and Computing. It does not imply additional content or teaching requirements.

This guidance is for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies. It applies to all local authority maintained schools, academies and free schools.

If the publication has not already reached your school, you can download it from the link below:


The guide refers to another publication that was released last year by the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) that is also important reading when considering online safety and the use of technology in education: Education for a Connected World, A framework to equip children and young people for digital life.

We thought that it would be helpful include a download link for this publication also (below):