School Staff E-safety INSET delivery instructions

School Staff E-safety INSET script and delivery instructions
(Time required 1 hour)
Presentation aim: To provide staff with an overview into internet safety and the issues
that children and young people face online. The INSET allows time for staff to consider
their existing knowledge relating to the subject and to identify any areas where they
would like more advice. Links to the Childnet International resource bank and ‘Teachers
and Professionals’ area of the Childnet website are provided so that the facilitator can
access them in advance of delivery, and as a result of the presentation, staff will know
where to find further help and detailed information.
Materials required:
Moral compass points printed, to place around the room in advance. You
will need to have enough space for staff to move to each compass point.
If you are a very large group, several copies of each point can be printed
instead for staff to hold up in response to each situation, rather than
moving around the room.
Scenarios printed out for discussion. 11 are provided, you may want to
print each one or just choose a relevant selection.
Slide 1: This is an overview of the presentation
Slide 2: ‘School Staff E-safety INSET.’ This presentation has been created by Childnet
International, part of the UK Safer Internet Centre and is designed for schools to use and
adapt to suit their needs. A suggested outline is given but the direction of the
presentation can also be influenced by discussions throughout and issues on which the
school would like to focus.
Slide 3: ‘Suggested timings.’ There are 6 parts to this presentation. Timings are for
guidance only. Familiarise yourself with the whole presentation, including the activities,
in advance of delivering the INSET to ensure that you will have adequate time to deliver
the content.
Slide 4 - 14: ‘21st Century Moral Compass.’ Life online for children and young people is
not always straight forward, and when faced with the same situation, C&YP will often
react in very different ways, depending on their experiences and values. Before starting
the INSET, print out the ‘Moral Compass Points’ and place them around the room in the
same order as the compass slide e.g with ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ at opposite ends of the
room etc.
This is a discussion activity and when each scenario is presented, staff must move and
stand next to the compass point that best reflects their attitude towards each situation.
E.g, if you think it’s right, stand by ‘right.’ To add variety, you could allocate each staff
member a role e.g. parent, child or teacher. They must then answer in role for each
scenario. E.g. if a staff member is answering as a child, they may be likely to stand by a
different compass point e.g. ‘as long as I don’t get caught,’ or ‘what’s the big deal?’
After all staff have moved for each statement, ask a selection of people at different
stations to explain why they have moved there. Staff need to know in advance that they
will be required to justify their opinions. 5 different situations are provided, however
they don’t all need to be used.
Issues to consider when facilitating:
Uploading photos of you and your friends onto a social network: Privacy
settings. Who can see the photo? What kind of picture is it – i.e. what is
the content? What would people know about you just from this image
(location? School? Etc) is there possible reputation damage? Do you have
permission to upload? Should you always seek permission? Etc.
Taking a photo and sending it to your boyfriend and girlfriend: What is
the nature of this photo? Will anyone else see it? Sexting can break the
law. If the person in the photo is under the age of 18, the act of taking it,
sending it, or receiving it could mean that you are held responsible for
creating, distributing or possessing an indecent image of a child. Whilst
incidents are likely to be treated on a case by case basis, and will not
always result in prosecution, pupils themselves are often unaware that
because of their age, this activity breaks the law. For more information,
Sharing your opinion on a social networking site: Who is the intended
audience? Am I inciting hate towards others? How am I feeling whilst
posting this? Eg if angry then is the internet the best place? Who else will
see this post? Is there possible reputation damage? Will I offend anyone?
Does it break the law? Eg discrimination hate crimes
Posting questions online for others to comment on anonymously: What
kind of questions are being asked? Are the answers likely to be negative
or threatening? Do young people know how to use the tools provided to
block and report other users in the event that help is needed? Are pupils
aware that anonymous posting can be switched off and comments only
accepted from people whose names are shown? Etc.
Showing unpleasant comments to others that are being shared on an
Instant Messenging service: Depends on the reasons for doing this.
Passing the comments on to others maliciously would not be acceptable.
Showing them to a teacher or trusted adult for reporting purposes would
be a valid reason.
Slide 15 – 17: ‘Issues.’ These two slides are a chance for school staff to discuss the esafety issues of which they are aware, and any others about which they would like more
information. There may have been no incidents in school up to this point, but staff may
have heard of online issues in other schools or locally that they would like to discuss.
Prompt questions have been provided. Staff can talk in pairs or bigger groups – mixed
year groups may be beneficial. Slide 16’s word cloud provides a list of issues to help
generate discussion.
Slides 18-19: Childnet’s Teachers and Professionals area has plenty of advice relating to
a range of online issues. Familiarise yourself with the ‘Hot Topics’ and ‘Need Help?’
sections in advance of delivering the INSET so that you are able to bring up the website
and show this to staff on the day, to answer any questions that they might have. Staff
will be able to visit these areas after the INSET to find further detailed information
about any subjects where they would like more advice.
Slide 20-22: The Childnet resource bank has many excellent resources to help cover all
areas of e-safety information. Bring up the resource bank and have a go at filtering the
resources by key stage and topic to see what is provided. Also visit the young people’s
tab on the Childnet site and have a look at the safety advice, information and resources
provided for young people themselves. If you have a number of laptops on hand, allow
staff to browse through the resources to see what is available.
Slide 23: ‘Scenarios.’ 11 scenarios have been provided. They do not all need to be used.
Decide which ones you would like to explore, and allow staff time to discuss their
scenarios in small groups first. Each group could discuss the same one, or to add variety
you could share out a number of different ones and ask each group to feed back to the
whole audience with their thoughts and decisions. You may wish to use this activity as a
chance to assess how clear staff are on reporting procedures. You could use this as an
opportunity to then write a ‘What to do if…’ section for your policy.
Slides 24-25: If you ever have any esafety concerns regarding anyone in your school
community you can get advice from the UK Safer Internet Centre’s helpline – 0844 381
4772 or
Slides 26-31: At this point it is important to address the professional reputation of your
staff online. When faced with the question ‘Should we be on social networking sites?’
we suggest that staff always follow their schools or LEA’s guidance and that they always
consider their privacy. There is an example of where to find privacy settings for
Facebook. We would encourage you to choose custom in your privacy settings as this
allows you to create lists of friends and you can then choose who to post to each time,
eg you may have a staff list and share photos from your Christmas party only with other
staff members. You can find more privacy information on popular social networking
sites on our UK Safer Internet Centre website. There are also downloadable safety
checklists for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
Slides 32-38: ‘Things to consider’ – This section will give your staff an opportunity to
discuss esafety within your school.
Issues to consider when facilitating:
 How can we develop and improve e-safety policies?
Reporting? Do we report issues and where do we report them?
Awareness? Is everyone in the school community aware of the current e-safety
Monitoring? Do we actively check our e-safety practice?
Engaging? Is everyone in our school community engaged in the e-safety policy?
 How can we prepare for Ofsted?
Reporting? Do we have logs of our reports and how they were followed up?
Awareness? Do we all know our policy and are the children aware of esafety?
Monitoring? Have we monitored our esafety practice as a school?
Engaging? Is everyone in our school community engaged in the e-safety policy?
 How can we implement a progressive e-safety curriculum?
Relevant? Does it meet the needs of our current children and not just what we
think we need to deliver?
Current? Have we considered current technologies, social networking sites and
Peer mentoring? Could the young people be involved in delivering some of our
esafety teaching to younger years?
Embedded? Do we talk about esafety in other areas of the curriculum?
Engaging? Are young people actively interested in what we are teaching?
As a school you may wish to review your online safety policy and practice. The 360
Degree Safe Tool is a free online tool which allows you to do this and work towards
achieving an e-safety mark for your school.
Ideas for your school and classroom is an opportunity to share best practice as a school.
We have given some suggestions and you can find more by viewing our e-safety
calendar which provides ideas for your school year.
Slide 39: It is important for teachers to appreciate that with the ever changing online
world we need to revisit e-safety throughout the year and keep an open dialogue with
our students.