Online Safety

We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education in the 21st century. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone.

On arrival at school, you will receive a login to our system. This includes:

  • Space to save documents and files
  • An e-mail account
  • Filtered access to the Internet
  • Logins for various Online Resources
  • There are central filtering systems which block sites with inappropriate content. E-mail accounts are accessible to senior staff and may be monitored.

However, there are risks in using any technology and unfortunately, some young people may expose themselves to danger either knowingly or unknowingly. We will teach you about responsible and appropriate behaviours as well as think about how to remain safe and legal when using the Internet and related technology wherever and whenever you may be.

You will sign up to a Student Acceptable Use Agreement this agreement covers important e-safety topics and fosters an understanding of the key issues surrounding the usage of ICT and the internet in and out of school. These include the use of school IT systems, email and social media, Privacy, Data Protection, use of images and more.

If you wish to extend your understanding of E-Safety please use the links below:

Online Safety Advice 

Navigating social media safely - get tools and tips to support your child's digital wellbeing on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

 There is a viral scare online - what should I do?

Live streaming and vlogging parents' guide - Internet Matters

Protect your child - cyberbullying is a growing concern but there are practical tips and tools you can use to teach your child how to make smarter and safer choices

Our Internet, Our choice  - understanding consent in a digital world

 Momo Challenge - what parents should know about online crazes

Safer Internet Day 2019: Together for a Better Internet - Assembly presentation

 5 tips to keep your child safe online

Google Safety Centre - working together to stay safe online

Social Networking Age Limits

Gaming - what's the big deal?  advice and guidance from CEOP

Digital Resilience Toolkit

Sarahah App

Digital Footprint - things your post, images shared and things you search leave a trace that can't be easily erased

Stop, speak, support - what to do when you see bullying online

Yellow Dating App

Digital Resilience -  parents guide

Protecting your children's privacy online

Fact or Fake News?  Can you trust everything you read online?

Policy responses to the Fake News phenomenon

Cyberbullying - Help stop cyberbullying, start a conversation

How and why are children's digital data being harvested?

Snapchat

Fake News: 4 quick checks

Digital Addiction - Digital Awareness video

Online Reputation Checklist - Your digital footprint is the mark that you leave behind when using the internet and can shape your online reputation.

What is Music.ly?

How does Social Media impact the mental health of young people?

Internet Watch Foundation - anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse imagery online

 Parental Controls Guide for Facebook - Internet matters

Better Internet for Students - a guide to popular online apps, social networking sites and other platforms

A Parent's Guide to Children's Computer Safety

OurPact - OurPact allows parents and children to use the world of mobile to strengthen their relationships through communication and compromise.

UK Safer Internet Centre - films, games, quizzes and advice to help use the internet safely

Trusting Myself - Trusting my Selfie - a film for parents about selfies and sexting.  Developed in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation

Passwords, phones and privacy settings: how to protect yourself online

Advice for Parents and Carers Factsheet

Social Media Age Limit

Educate Against Hate

Digital Parenting Magazine

Protect their Curiosity

Digital Parenting Magazine

Internet Matters

Cyberbullying - 'Let's fight it together' 

Nude Selfies: what parents and carers need to know

Get Safe Online

Being Safe Online

E-Safety Games

Chat Danger

Keeping children safe online NSPCC

ChildNet International

Internet Safety Advice - SWGFL

Kidscape

Online Bullying

Play Safe Online

The Parent Zone 

E-Safety Presentation

Internet Matters

Beat Bullying

Get Safe Online

Yik Yak App

First to a Million

Protect your personal information online

Child Safety Online - A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Being loved, or being used? - think about all your different relationships

Being loved, or being used? Power, abuse and control in relationships


What every parent needs to know about Friendly Wifi

E-safety Factsheet for Parents

Ask.fm - TUK Guide

Facebook Guide 2012

Google Plus Guide

Instagram Guide

Snapchat Guide

Twitter - TUK Guide

E-Safety Slide

 How can I keep my kids safe online?

Advice for Parents from EE

 


Click here for e-safety Videos

Click here for an e-Safety Presentation for parents/carers.

Click here for some information on Bullying Apps for Smartphones

 

Look out for this icon to Report Online Abuse 

 

 

 


Anonymously and confidentially report
child sexual abuse imagery online