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Online Safeguarding in Higher Education

Student safeguarding is a well-established responsibility for higher education in the UK but responsibilities for online safeguarding are only recently becoming recognised across the sector. Online harms are well acknowledged in the compulsory educational sector as exemplified by the Ofsted inspection framework (2018) and the Department for Education’s (2018) Keeping children safe in education statutory guidance for schools and colleges, do not cease when young people enter into late adolescence and early adulthood.

The University of Suffolk, working closely with expert professionals and academics, wants to break down myths and misnomers of online abuse, and explain how to keep students safe.

Higher Education Self Review Tool 

 

Read more via our recently published Wonkhe article: Being digital natives won't protect students from online abuse

 

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