Safeguarding

RM Education has today released key findings from its latest research - conducted in association with the NSPCC - into online safety policy and practice in UK schools. 

The survey asked 1,158 senior leaders, designated safeguarding leads and network managers from primary and secondary schools for their views and experiences in creating safe web environments for pupils.

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September always brings fresh challenges with children returning to school after the long summer break and new pupils and staff settling in.

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Adrian Jones, CEO at Swivel Secure

Education institutions need to make cybersecurity a priority. Despite the sector facing major challenges such as a lack of staffing and a lack of funding and resources, cyber attacks are no less frequent or less severe in education. In fact, they seem to be gaining ground in prevalence year-on-year as instances of breaches in schools and higher education are widely reported.

Cris Francis, security consultant for Jacksons Fencing, offers a guide to ensuring pupils are safe when it comes to school security…

Whether renewing, refurbishing or building from new, the school fence, entrance gates and access control should be carefully considered for today and in anticipation of the future. Here are our top five areas to consider when evaluating the security of a school site:

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.