Safeguarding of our pupils extends beyond the walls of the classroom, especially when technology is at the core of modern day society. We take great care in protecting our pupils, staff and stakeholders ensuring that learners can access technology and resources without putting themselves at risk personally or financially. Our curriculum thoroughly supports the importance of E-safety and encourages our pupils to be at the forefront of caring for themselves and each other. We cover aspects such as;
- Cyber bullying
- Smart phone usage
- Preventing identity theft
- Privacy rights
- Use of social media
- Child protection
All users are required to adhere to the whole school policy which includes the acceptable use of electronic devices. We have a staff policy for the appropriate use of technology when using the devices in and outside of school covering aspects of social media and how this can have an impact.
To ensure the safety of our pupils, there are several systems in place. The internet access is filtered and monitored on all devices, alongside emails and key strokes to check that resources are being used in an appropriate manner.
To allow parents/ guardians to monitor the use of technology within their own home, we aim to keep all users informed in the new trends in digital technologies such as social media and gaming. We hope that we can provide an open platform to raise any concerns that they may have to ensure the safety of their children.