recognised for its commitment to helping pupils stay safe online

Thursday June 11, 2020

Concord is for the second year running a National Online Safety Certified School having successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating its commitment to keeping children and young people safe online. The college has received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation for its whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world. National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements. Its CPD accredited courses and educational resources support UK schools in educating the whole school community in online safety– including all school staff, senior leaders, teachers and parents – on how to make the internet a safer place for children. James Southworth, co-founder at National Online Safety, said: “Congratulations to everyone at Concord College on becoming a National Online Safety Certified School. By completing our training programme, the school has shown its strong commitment to implementing an effective whole school approach to online safety.” “It can be increasingly difficult for schools and parents to stay ahead of online threats and ensure both children and staff are safeguarded from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material. We arm schools with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react to any problems.” Mr Jeremy Kerslake Pastoral Vice Principal and DSL said: “Achieving certification for the second year as a NOS Certified Community has been of particular importance in making sure that we safeguard our students from the dangers presented with greater reliance on online learning during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. “The National Online Safety scheme provides regular monthly webinar updates in addition to the annual training for staff. It is also useful that parents are able to access the NOS website and the many resources there which are updated regularly since the online world is constantly changing.” Any schools that would like to discuss their online safety provision or would like access to up to date online safety learning resources, are encouraged to contact National Online Safety on 0800 368 8061.