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Digital Safety Leaders

Digital safety impacts older student in different ways. We work closely with college DSLs to help them navigate the solutions available to them. 

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The DSL is an integral part of any college.

It is a role that is growing in profile and as each year passes the expectation on the DSL to keep students safe from harm is increasing. 

This brings with it key challenges. Not least of which is keeping ahead of government guidance and policy changes in response to the ever-evolving world of digital safety. It’s a role that can expose those who undertake it to emotional strain.

To keep students as safe as possible the DSL must continually evaluate and learn about the technology that exists to help them. Collaboration with leading vendors like Smoothwall is key.

We couldn’t develop our products without the input of the many college DSLs who use our solutions every day. In turn we help them to stay one step ahead of the ever-growing world of digital safety.

Digital monitoring

Our Monitoring solutions are a crucial virtual assistant for the college DSLs, informing them if a student tries to view or type content that may indicate risk to them or others such as violence, suicide, self-harm or inappropriate use of college resources.

Safeguard Record-Keeping

Our record management solution allows teachers and DSLs to easily record student protection issues and safeguarding incidents electronically without the need for traditional daybooks or CP files.

Knowledge

We publish papers, articles, guides and case studies on all areas of digital safety pertinent to the college DSL. It’s a practical and free bank of resources that’s continually growing.

Resources for Digital Safety Leaders

See some dedicated content below. Don’t forget to check out our full library in the Resources Hub for Safety Leaders.

Digital monitoring
A complete guide to digital monitoring for colleges

What is monitoring, why do Ofsted require it, and how can you integrate it into your college’s safeguarding strategy? Download your free copy.

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Digital Monitoring – 14 questions Ofsted may ask you during an inspection and why

Monitoring can have a big impact when it comes to an Ofsted inspection, but do you know what questions they may ask you and why? Learn more.

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Benchmarking your digital safeguarding
How to create an improvement strategy for Ofsted

A practical guide for school leaders and anyone responsible for safeguarding. Download your free copy.

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Is social media causing anxiety amongst young people?

Research from Ditch the Label suggests it is. This article explores how social media impacts young people and what we can all do to help.

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Digital monitoring
How to prepare your case for funding

A step by step guide for anyone responsible for ensuring a compliant monitoring provision within schools. Free whitepaper download.

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How to look after your mental health online
A guide to improving your mental wellbeing

The internet can be used to expose young people to bullying, grooming, sexual harassment and more. Read on to discover how to look after your mental health.

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