Staying Safe Online
With technology changing at such a fast pace, it is important that we all keep up to date with e-safety. We teach our students about e-safety and use opportunities in lessons, assemblies and as part of our PSHE curriculum to discuss areas of e-safety. All students and staff also sign an acceptable use contract.
New technologies have many pluses, but we must make sure that we support our students in understanding how to keep safe online. We advise students, parents and carers to:
- Talk about sites, games and apps being used
- Only post appropriate content or photos
- Check security settings are private
- Only communicate with people they know in the ‘real world’
- Agree how much time to spend online
- Speak to a parent or teacher if you are worried about anything
- Set up safe settings with your internet service provider and content filters on devices
We all learn by exploring the world we live in and part of that now includes the internet. You can help keep safe by following these e-safety guidelines.
If you think someone isn’t being safe using the internet, then you can contact our safeguarding team. But often by being there for them when they need you and pointing them in the right direction you can often make a big difference.
We have produced an e-safety booklet for parents and carers.
The link for Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) can be found here: http://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/
Please click the link below issued by the government regarding Child Online Safety: A Practical Guide for Parents and Carers Whose Children Are Using Social Media.