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 educate 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. The IT Acceptable Use Policy can be found in our Online Safety Policy on the Policies page.
There are a number of useful websites that contain easily accessible information and guidance about e-Safety.
Some of the major broadband providers have launched Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation offering parents further resources to help them keep their children safer online; while supporting broadband parental controls.
SMART rules from Childnet International and Know It All for Parents
Home Office site for students and parents/carers explaining internet dangers and how to stay in control.
RSPH #StatusOfMind Report
The Royal Society of Public Health's 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 eSafety@smrt.bristol.sch.uk. 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).