Craig Fearnsides, product expert at Smoothwall web filtering, discusses the need for effective monitoring systems in educational settings…

The number of teen suicides has risen dramatically in the past seven years. Cyberbullying is clearly more widespread and more impactful than face-to-face bullying. Why do you think this is?

Ashfords legal, professional and regulatory services experts offer advice on how to keep your pupils safe in the event of a fire, and what to do to ensure you are meeting regulations on fire safety in schools…

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June last year, the importance of  fire safety systems has come in to focus.

One sector reviewing this area is education.  Many school buildings have cladding which is not fire resistant and contains asbestos. Often, schools are not fitted with sprinkler systems.

John Allen, Access Control at Axis Communications, sits down with QA Education to discuss the key principles of an effective school lockdown…

QA Education: John, our readers want to know: do all schools have to prepare for school lockdowns or is this the choice of the head or local authority?

Chris Ross, SVP International from Barracuda Networks, answers our questions on cyberbullying and tells us how the landscape of the digital environment is changing…

How is cyber bullying evolving as technology changes?

Mark Bentley, Online Safety and Safeguarding Manager for London Grid for Learning, offers QA Education readers some fascinating insights into the emerging trend of online gambling…

Have you heard of loot boxes or skins trading? If not, and you are thinking an article about gambling among schoolchildren is not for you – gaming, sure, but not gambling – then you might want to think again and read on.

The London Grid for Learning has called for technology companies to embrace calls for change and put the safety of children first in all developments in light of findings from its latest report.

A selection of schools in the North West are testing out Surfaceskins: a revolutionary new technology that fights cross-contamination and aims to improve hand hygiene among pupils.

With studies showing 80% of infections are transmitted by hands, the special needs school, high school and two primary schools in Wigan have implemented Surfaceskins on a trial basis to see if it boosts hand hygiene and reduces absenteeism.

From sexting to screen-grabbing: Charlotte Aynsley, Online Safety Consultant at RM Education and owner of E-safety Training and Consultancy, on what schools are dealing with when it comes to e-safety in an ever-evolving digital world.

While every school knows the importance of safeguarding in our digital world, it’s also important that they know and understand the most effective strategies to help safeguard their pupils online, both in and out of the classroom.

There’s no doubt that children are using social media more and more. Whether in school or at home, children spend a seemingly ever-increasing amount of time using apps and the internet for school work, home work, watching video, playing games – and, of course, social media.

Teachers across the country have been invited to share their views on the new Internet Safety Strategy green paper, in a number of focus groups organised by the London Grid for Learning (LGfL TRUSTnet) on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).