Dear Parents / Carers
Many of our students love their smartphones, gaming, social networking and using the internet. These technologies are wonderful innovations and can be the source of almost unlimited information. Many of us find it almost impossible to live without them in some way or another. If used properly these technologies both entertain us and make our lives easier.
The downside, however, is the very nature of the "unlimited information" side of the internet therefore making it a very dangerous place if access is not managed properly.
Please find below links to websites which gives plenty of information to help you and your family avoid accessing anything which may put you or your child at risk.
UPDATE ON E-SAFETY - MARCH 2019
You may be aware recently there is a growing concern in the UK regarding social media and young people targets with 'games' which should not be promoted.
E-safety is embedded in our school curriculum. This includes Computing, PSHE, assemblies and awareness weeks.
If you have any concerns regarding a young person, please get in touch with the school.
We encourage, in upsetting situations regarding social media, the following:
- Tell an Adult
- Don't delete messages until shared with an adult
- Don't respond
We run workshops throughout the year regarding E-safety and how to survival in a digital age. We encourage parents to attend, even if there are no current concerns.
Mr M Rainsbury—Assistant Headteacher
Please read an important letter (below) regarding e-safety.
Please find as an attachment at the bottom of this page some guidance from the Department for Education, which is for schools and staff. It contains useful information for parents too, including how to check privacy settings of the various social networking sites.
Here is Youtube video developed by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre). It is aimed at keeping parents up to date with key safety messages and offering advice on how to deal with issues affecting Children and Young People.