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E-Safety and Staying Safe

What is On-line Safety?

This may be described as a school’s ability to protect and educate pupils and staff in their use of technology, as well as having appropriate mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate. Protecting students means providing a safe learning environment by using the propriate monitoring and filtering, to control what students can access while at school. We use a tight system in school provided by Entrust, which captures screen and keyboard shots of any words and phrases that may be of concern. These are closely monitored and increase safety in school.

 

However, filtering in school only protects pupils while they are on our premises. Education around on-line safety is the only way to ensure that, wherever they are, children know how to stay safe online. Scroll down to view the useful sites for children and parents. Parents can receive advice about on-line safety from the NSPCC's website (below) or by calling the free helpline on 08088005002.

 

Scroll down to view more information, games and advice for children and for parents and carers.

 

 

 

What is On-line Safety Education?

 

On-line safety education runs throughout the curriculum as well as through special units, events and days. The education of on-line safety covers a wide range of subjects, including:

 

  • Online behaviour – understanding what constitutes cyber-bullying and inappropriate texts and how to behave safely and with respect for others
  • Protecting your online reputation – understanding both the risks and rewards of sharing personal information online (your digital footprint)
  • How to use social networking safely
  • Understanding the reliability and validity of online information
  • Data security – keeping your personal information safe and being aware of viruses and hacking
  • Knowing what to do if anything bad happens (e.g. you are a victim of cyber-bullying or you upload something by mistake)

 

 

Click above to report anything on-line that has worried you.

 

 

Children - check out these great sites. Stay SMART, take care of yourself and others on-line.

Parents - try out our useful sites to ensure e-safety at home. There are many easy ways to monitor and filter content. ​​​​​​​

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