Why do schools and colleges need online safety?
Online safety systems now play an essential role in the everyday life of schools and colleges. As young people increasingly become digital natives it is more important than ever before that your school can ensure that learners are kept safe online when they are in your care.
Our software solution, Securus, provides your school with the most accurate and easy-to-use online monitoring system. Securus has been specifically designed to help your establishment implement and enforce safeguarding policies as well as acting as a deterrent.
By using Securus as your online monitoring solution you can ensure that staff can respond quickly and with confidence to potentially serious or disruptive situations, decide on the most appropriate actions to take and define boundaries so that students understand what is expected of them.
Your school’s mandatory legislative duty
Over the past two years new mandatory legislation has come into effect in the UK with the introduction of the Prevent Duty and updates to Keeping Children Safe in Education. Your school is now legally required to have an ‘appropriate monitoring system’ in place and to have a mechanism in place for ensuring that due regard is paid ‘to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’. Schools with Securus in place are deemed to meet these new requirements.
It is now essential that your school meets the stated legislative requirements as part of an Ofsted inspection.