Filtering and Monitoring
In line with the Department for Education filtering and monitoring standards in schools and colleges, the following checklist has been completed to show that we meet the required standards to safeguard our pupils.
To further support and safeguard our children in school, we have the following ICT acceptable use guidelines:
We recommend that parents/carers understand our guidance on acceptable ICT use, discuss it with their child and understand consequences of not complying with it.
Social Networking and Cyber-bullying/Online Bullying
It is important that young people understand the risks of Social Networking, know how to stay safe in this environment and how to avoid making themselves vulnerable to a range of issues including identity theft, bullying, harassment, grooming and abuse. They also need to learn how to avoid the risk of exposing themselves to subsequent embarrassment due to an inappropriate personal profile or inclusion on another’s profile.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP)
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre provides useful guidelines and advice for teachers, parents and children. Thinkuknow.co.uk is the CEOP Centre’s online safety centre. You will find advice and tips for children and adults.
Please find below the link to the E-Safety Advisor website. Here are regularly published newsletters on e-safety which cover a wide variety of issues facing the use of technology, such as cyber bullying, live streaming and discuss safety when using social networking and media sites like YouTube and Twitter.
This is a really useful link with information about various apps that the children use and gives a brief description about them. It also gives the pros and cons of children using each app.
It gives parents' views on the app, children's views and also expert views (from 02 gurus). As well as this, it tells parents what conversations to have with the children before they use the app.
Useful documents for families