E-Safety in School
As part of the ICT curriculum, students in Key Stage 3 learn about what information should not be shared in a public domain. As well as this, students are educated about Internet etiquette and guidelines that should be adhered to on social networking sites. PSHE is also a key area where students are educated about E-Safety as the local police community support officer leads a presentation on E-safety, the dangers associated with Internet browsing and the consequences of inappropriate behaviour online. Key Stage 4 students also lead whole school assemblies on E-Safety and recognise the importance of privacy settings to ensure important information cannot be accessed by unknown individuals.
Mobile Phones in school
Mobile phones are not allowed in school and students using them will have them confiscated and have to be collected from an appropriate adult from home.
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Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow in terms of its popularity especially with children, some as young as 7 or 8 years old. Please click on the links below which aim to provide support regarding a range of key topics in relation to social networking.
Parents and Carers
- Ensure the computer is kept in an area of the house, where it is easier to monitor what young people are accessing online.
- Make the most of Internet filtering software and use your web browser’s controls to enable security on different websites.
- Inform children not to share their personal information online.
- Create a "code of conduct" policy where young people are involved in creating rules which must be abided by when using the Internet at home.
- Be online together! Browsing the Internet with your child and being involved in their ‘online world’ will promote online safety.
- Do not post any personal information online including your phone number, address, passwords or your school.
- SPEAK UP! If you viewed something online that made you anxious, unsafe or uncomfortable, please speak to an adult that you trust.
- If you do not know someone, why are they "your online friend" or "follower"?
- Privacy settings should always be kept to a maximum. Use the search engines on social networking websites to find out how to do this.
- Think carefully when "posting" or "sharing" a photo online. Remember, once a photo is posted online, people will be able to share or download the photo.
Websites and Phone Numbers
- Childline – 0800 1111
- StopitNow – 0800 1000900