The Internet has become an integral part of children's lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.
Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers.
Unfortunately, though there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on children. Young people and parents should be aware of the potential dangers, taking measures to ensure safe usage by all.
This area of the school website is dedicated to helping users better understand the issues around e-safety and manage the risks more effectively.
We have put a number of safeguards in place to ensure that the material students access via computers, mobile phones, websites etc. are safe and those students are aware of the dangers and what to do if they are concerned.
- All students and parents/carers sign a consent form before being allowed access to the Internet.
- Students can still access a very limited number of known safe sites (e.g. BBC) but higher level access is only granted after a signed consent form has been seen.
- A comprehensive e-Safety policy is in place which gives guidance to staff, students and parents.
- e-Safety posters are displayed throughout the school, in particular in I.C.T. classrooms.
- Mobile telephones should not be used in lessons or formal school time.
- Students study e-Safety as part of their formal lessons.
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