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Template Online Risk Asssessment

Understanding the risks and harms that your children, staff and community are exposed to online is the starting point for considering the safety measures your school should implement.

This risk assessment template prompts for example risks, allowing you to consider these (as well as including your own) and capturing mitigating measures and safeguards you have. This will also then help you in progressing through 360safe.

SWGfL has provided a template risk assessment spreadsheet for schools to download and complete. We recommend that schools should edit the contents to suit their particular circumstances.

The risk assessment will be more effective if completed collaboratively (by the Online Safety Group?), rather than by one person. 

How to Use the Template Risk Assessment

  • Download the risk assessment spreadsheet
  • Consider the likelihood and level of impact of these risks and add values (1 is low, 5 is high) to columns E and F
  • Consider the mitigating actions (adding others, as relevant) and add values in columns L an M
  • Use the 360 safe tool to plan how you will develop your mitigating actions

Download Online Risk Assessment Template


The 360 team would welcome your feedback on the template risk assessment to allow us to further improve its effectiveness for schools. Please contact us at 360safe@swgfl.org.uk.