Welcome to 360 degree safe Scotland

The appropriate and effective use of digital technology can enrich learning and teaching across all areas of Curriculum for Excellence. The Scottish Government has therefore published a Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy which aims to allow all of Scotland’s educators, learners and parents to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all. In utilising digital technology to enrich their education, the Scottish Government also wants all children and young people to be protected, safe and supported in the online world and for them to be able to enjoy the internet, show resilience and take advantage of the opportunities it has to offer. The National Action Plan on Internet Safety for Children and Young People sets out actions aimed at delivering this vision.

This online self-review tool has been adapted to take account of legislation, structure and practice in Scotland. It is suitable for local authority schools and independent schools. 

The 360 degree safe self review tool is free to use and is intended to help schools review their e-safety policy and practice. It provides:

  • Information that can influence the production or review of e-safety policies and develop good practice.
  • A process for identifying strengths and weaknesses.
  • Opportunities for commitment and involvement from the whole school.
  • A continuum for schools to discuss how they might move from a basic level provision for online safety to practice that is aspirational and innovative.