Using the internet and mobile devices is central to many of our students’ lives. We recognise the enormous value these technologies have in helping our students learn and function effectively in the 21st Century. Our school has pioneered the use of e-learning tools such as our Moodle virtual learning environment.


With these opportunities comes the need to protect our students from the associated risks. We take e-Safety very seriously.  In addition to taking steps such as web filtering, we educated our students about the risks they face on-line and how they can protect themselves.


All students are required to read and sign our IT Acceptable Use Policy, which describes the responsibilities students have when using IT.


A key part of our e-Safety strategy is to help parents/carers become more informed so that they feel better equipped to support their children and keep them safe on-line. One way in which we do this is by providing a newsletter update on this page (see below).


There are a number of useful websites that contain easily accessible information and guidance about e-Safety. (Additional websites are available via our Need Some Help page).

 

KidSmart
SMART rules from Childnet International and Know It All for Parents
http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

 

Think U Know

 

Home Office site for students and parents/carers explaining internet dangers and how to stay in control.
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

 

BBC Webwise

The BBC’s Webwise is a collection of video clips which offer advice and guidance for families on how to stay safe online and provide useful information on some of the issues surrounding e-Safety and some of the tools that parents and carers can use to reduce the risks of going online for young people.

 

RSPH #StatusOfMind Report

Report on social media and young people's mental health.

 

Speak, Monitor, Report, Teach

If you have any concerns or wish to discuss any element of e-Safety further, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If something has happened online that has made you feel worried or unsafe you can report it to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP).