The aim of E-safety at College is to actively support and educate staff and young people (their parents and carers) to be responsible users and to develop safe online behaviours whilst using the Internet and other digital technologies, and for them to know the required procedure to act on if a problem occurs.
Whilst technology is growing and developing fast it is part of our everyday lives in and out of College and we have a responsibility to protect the welfare of our students. Therefore, as technology changes so does the potential dangers faced by our students as they navigate the digital world. Learning how to stay safe and avoid risks online is a key part of our College’s E-safety and E-Safeguarding agenda.
E-safety is not limited only to online technology owned by the College and used on the College’s premises but also to online incidents that may happen outside the College and brought to the College’s attention. Such incidents may be treated as if it had happened on the College’s premises and will be dealt with according to the applicable College policy.
E-safety Measures implemented by the College so far:
Internet Awareness Day held on Wednesday for all students, with positive feedback from both staff and students in attendance.
All KS3 students attended assembly themed around Cyberbullying, what to do and how to report it.
Computer Science curriculum based around E-safety, for all Year 7 & 8 students. With students creating E-safety multimedia presentation about online safety. For the older students this is done during pastoral activities such assembly or in their specialist subject lessons.
E-Safety Top Ten Tips – Displayed in classrooms and around College as a quick reminder for students and staff, about how to stay safe online.
For further information about how to stay safe when using digital technology for you can visit the following websites: