Filtering and monitoring: staff factsheet

Use this factsheet to make sure your staff are clear on:

  • What filtering and monitoring is
  • How filtering and monitoring is carried out in your school
  • Their responsibilities when it comes to filtering and monitoring
  • Who to speak to about any IT and/or safeguarding concerns

You could either use it as a basis for talking about the issue at a staff meeting, or send it around for staff to read themselves.

Want to make it more interactive? Use these questions to start a discussion at a staff meeting:

  • What is the difference between filtering and monitoring online activity?
  • What kinds of content should we be filtering in school? Are there any occasions where we might not want to block content?
  • We can't always rely on the software to block inappropriate content. How can we all play a part in monitoring online activity?
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