E-Safety

Coronavirus Closure - Years10 & 11

On the afternoon of the 10th September, the parents of a student in Year 10 and the parents of a student in Year 11 contacted the school to inform us that their child had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the school contacted Public Health England and the Local Authority as per Government protocol to seek advice about the course of action that needed to be taken. The direction from Public Health England was as follows:

 

1. School will be closed to all Year 11 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 11 will return to school on Monday 28th September 2020. 

2. School will be closed to all Year 10 students for 14 days with immediate effect; Year 10 will return to school on Friday 25th September 2020. 

With the ever expanding use of the internet, it is now more important than ever to stay safe online.

Social networking sites, online gaming, identity theft, hate sites and inaccurate information all pose risks to you and your child. Your digital footprint - information about you stored online - is often publicly searchable. As universities and employers are increasingly using the internet to research potential applicants, what would your child’s digital footprint say about them?

 

During assemblies and within the school curriculum we highlight the positive and negative aspects of the internet and ways in which pupils can protect themselves when online.

 

There are many different websites that can help you to understand the dangers of the internet, and many which provide advice and guidance on how to protect your child online. www.thinkuknow.co.uk is an excellent site that gives advice for pupils of all ages and parents. Other useful sites: www.childnet.com, www.digizen.org, www.cybermentors.org.uk.

Please view our E-Safety newsletters below for further advice and guidance.

Termly E-Safety newsletter 
SEPTEMBER 2020
July 2020
May 2020
April 2020
February 2020
December 2019
October 2019
July 2019
May 2019
April 2019
Other Useful Information
Parent Guide to Houseparty
Parent Guide to TikTok
Parent Guide to Zoom
A Helping Hand from Unique Voice: Technical Knowledge vs Emotional Resilience
Online Gaming: An Introduction for Parents and Carers
Grooming: Parents Guide
Parent's Guide to Internet Controls
Parent/Carer Support for Online Radicalisation
A Parent's Guide to E-Safety & Cyber Security
A Parent's Guide to E-Safety & Cyber Security