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Local authorities

Becta provides advice and guidance to local authorities to support and encourage schools to improve learning with ICT. We do this by providing information and tools for whole school improvement and best value procurement.


Recognising that e-safety is not just the responsibility of practitioners, we are keen to promote the role of infrastructure and policy in e-safety.


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E-safety issues considered

What LSCBs should be considering in terms of e-safety.

Developing effective policies and practices

Find out what should be considered when developing e-safety policies.

Implementing a strong infrastructure and technical solution

We have developed a set of standards for school infrastructure.


"There's plenty we can do to protect children in online communities. We can effectively authenticate members and keep most of the predators out. We can effectively moderate members' communications to reduce or eliminate bullying, sexual harassment and abuse and contain any predators that do manage to get in."

Posted on 19 November 2008 in Safetynet.

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