Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic


These Toolkit for Universities resources are designed to be used by academics and other teaching staff.

All university staff and students have a right to safe interactions and experiences online. Academics and other teaching staff need to be particularly aware of online safety risks and responsibilities because they have a high level of interaction with students.


These Toolkit for Universities resources are focused on giving academics the core tools needed to identify, prevent and respond to online abuse of their students. They also provide advice on how academics can protect themselves online.

The first two resources are universal. They cover the basics of online safety, and targeted information for supporting women (who are more likely than men to experience online abuse). 

The remaining resources are specific to this audience, providing guidance for interacting safely on digital platforms and supporting students affected by online abuse.