Keeping Students Safe Online
The internet is an amazing educational resource and social media can be a great way to keep in contact with friends. However, there are an increasingly large range of problems associated with internet use especially for young people.
Online safety is covered thoroughly in our curriculum but we would also advise parents to regularly monitor and discuss their children’s internet use to minimise any potential dangers.
If you have any concerns about the online safety of your child please contact the school. If you believe a crime has been committed online please see Reporting Internet Crimes to the Police below.
This document gives some advice for keeping your child safe whilst using the internet: 10 tips to help your child stay safe online
For further assistance please have a look at these useful websites:
- Social media guides (Website)
- Talking to your child about staying safe online (Website)
- Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online (Website)
- Guide to Protecting Child Privacy Online (Website)
- Stop ISP’s tracking your child (Website)
- 10 tips to stay safe online
- Parental Controls and Online Apps (Website)
- SV2 Online safety guidance for parents
- DfE Support for Parents and Carers to keep children safe online
- Parent Guide to Being Social Online
- Explore one of the six Thinkuknow websites for advice about staying safe when you’re on a phone, tablet or computer.
Our parents/carers may also find this link to The Key helpful. Along with an Interactive Guide on setting parental controls on devices, it also has individual factsheets on social media sites such as Snapchat, Instagram and TikTok.
Reporting Internet Crimes to the Police
The national crime agency runs a specialist e-safety service to report possible online crimes. It is called Child Exploitation and Online Protection and can be accessed by clicking here
Please see our safeguarding page to find out more about our safeguarding team.