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Online Safety Educational Framework

2020 vision for online safety in Anglican Schools

The framework is a blueprint for schools and online safety education in 2020.  This was released in at the eSafety Commissioner’s conference in October 2019 outlining framed positively but needs to be built on information about the risks, and protective and situational factors that increase the likelihood of harm. 

The framework underpins Child Safe Principle 8, which includes risks in the online environment.  

From the presentation by Professor Kerryann Walsh eSafety Commissioner Conference 2019

Anglican Schools Online Safety Champions attended the eSafety Commissioner’s 2019 conference. The Anglican School Champions discussed the framework at the Online Safety Champion Network meeting October 2019 how it will drive Anglican Schools Commission 2020 Action Plan for online safety. 

The new framework was created by the eSafety Commissioner as per recommendation 6.22 Royal Commission (RC) into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to develop best practice for schools.

The study examined 1692 records and included 199 records for analysis. The consultation project included the examination of ASC resources.

The project was completed by Kerryann Walsh, a senior researcher and previously the developer of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) 10 Principles of Child Safe Organisations.

Elements of the framework are:

  • Student’s Rights
  • Individual Risk and Protective Factors
  • Effective School-Wide Approaches
  • Integrated and Specific Curriculum
  • Continuously Improved Through Review and Evaluation