Keeping Our Children Safe Online
In September we issued all parents with our school guide to the internet. We asked all parents and children to sign to say that would follow our safe internet use policy and use the internet safely and in a responsible way. We issued all parents with a copy of our E-safety guidelines. The main points of this are listed below:
The school's internet access is obtained through BT Business. Our filtering and security is managed by our onsite firewall device (Smoothwall) and is reviewed regularly by our IT Support team.
- Our filtering system blocks newsrooms, chatrooms, social networking sites etc.
- The filtering system blocks inappropriate words and has a rating system for
- The system has a record of banned sites and monitors the use of the internet by staff and children.
- The uploading of software that has not been purchased by the school is not allowed.
- The free use of search engines is only allowed when a member of staff is present.
"Live Streaming" Information for Parents and Carers
Live stream services encompass a wide variety of topics, from social media to video games. Apps such as Facebook Live, Periscope, and 17 include the streaming of scheduled promotions and celebrity events as well as streaming between users. Sites such as Twitch.tv have become popular for watching people play video games, such as in eSports.
User interaction via chat rooms forms a major component of live streaming. Facebook Live and Periscope also include the ability to talk to the broadcaster or participate in conversations in chat.
There are risks associated with allowing children unsupervised access to live streaming, and we have provided a CEOP and Think U Know slide show below which provides guidance to parents and carers for the topic.
Pupils may only use their approved e-mail accounts on the school network via the school GSuite for Education account. Access is forbidden to external
Pupils may not reveal their own or others personal details including passwords and telephone numbers or arrange to meet someone outside school via the school network.
Pupils are given regular information on E-safety during PHSE and ICT lessons
Keeping Our School Community Safe
With the Internet now playing a part in everyday life, it is very important that we educate Children, Staff,
Find below some useful links to keep you and your family safe on the Internet.
Parental Controls give you some control over the content that can be viewed on devices connected to your home network. These include PC's, Laptops,
If you are worried about what your child may be accessing on your home network, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to arrange to have these restrictions enabled on your account or see the below guides from a few different providers.