Safeguarding students in school extends to students using communication technology by way of our computer network. We work hard to ensure our students’ access to the world wide web is safe and level appropriate. Our connection to the internet has filters in place to avoid access to inappropriate sites and material and is monitored regularly.
This page will help provide information and advice for parents and students about keeping safe online. It will be reviewed and updated in line with our Local Authority’s guidance, Effective E-Safety Practice for Schools (September 2012) and support the Government’s vision for improving online safety.
As technology is playing a bigger part in our students’ lives and the access to uncontrolled internet content forever on the increase, it is becoming ever more important that we need to keep children safe from online threats through promoting Online Safeguarding. We need to ensure that we are all aware of the risks involved and are being safe when using the internet. We will continue to educate our students via their assemblies and in class on the importance of safety online.
Technology enhances learning, schools and can do much to ensure students get the most from it by encouraging responsible online behaviour. On this page you will find links to some very useful websites, resources and documents which are available for download. These will provide you with information on all you need to know in order to stay safe online and have fun surfing! These resources will hopefully educate students and parents on how to improve and maintain the safety of their online presence
A short film raising awareness of Safer Internet Day 2017 with parents and carers and encouraging them to have a conversation with their children about the internet. Parents and carers can find more about Safer Internet Day at www.saferinternetday.org.uk
Radicalisation – What every parent needs to know about radicalisation – “The actions of an individual or group who use the internet and digital technology to groom a young person into following their extremist ideas.”
Download our E-safety Factsheet for Parents here
Social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks. The Office of Digital Communications manages the main Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, YouTube and Vimeo accounts. Below is some Really Useful information on Safety for parents when allowing children to use Social Media.
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