Tony Lloyd congratulates Kentmere Academy for online safety award

Tony Lloyd MP has congratulated Kentmere Academy and Nursery in Rochdale as they received the nationally recognised Online Safety Mark award.

The prestigious Online Safety Mark is only awarded to those schools that have demonstrated best practice in safeguarding their children online, through achieving the national benchmark levels in 360 degree safe.

Tony said, “I would like to congratulate Kentmere Academy and Nursery on their achievement in receiving the nationally recognised Online Safety Mark. 

“The Online Safety Mark recognises only those schools who have demonstrated the very best practice in protecting children online. 

“The school is one of only 400 across the UK who have received this coveted recognition and I’m pleased that they have been rewarded for their work. 

“I’m sure Kentmere Academy and Nursery have set an example for other schools in Rochdale looking to improve their online safety provision.”

Schools that are able to show good practice in their e-safety policy and procedures can apply for the Online Safety Mark. 360 degree safe is used by 15,000 schools across the UK and since its release in 2009 only 400 schools have received the award.

The award is externally awarded by South West Grid for Learning Trust (SWGfl) assessors who evidence the performance of their broader online safety policy, measures and education not just for children but also for staff as well as parents, to ensure that these users of digital technologies can be safe online – whether they are in school, in their homes or out and about using mobile devices.

UK Safer Internet Centre partner SWGfL created and maintains the award winning 360 degree safe tool first established in 2009 and supports over 15,000 schools today. For more information on the Online Safety Mark and the 360 degree Safe self-review tool please visit the SWGfL website here: