E-Safety – An Introduction
The Internet is an increasingly important element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide students with high-quality Internet access as part of their learning experience. Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary learning tool for staff and students. The school Internet access will be designed expressly for student use and will include filtering appropriate to the age of students.
Clear boundaries will be set for the appropriate use of the Internet and digital communications and discussed with staff and students.
Students will be educated in the effective use of the Internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation. This will be achieved via a series of ICT, Media and Care lessons within the Key Stage 3 curriculum and also through regular assemblies using the latest CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) materials, delivered by a CEOP trained member of Senior staff.
Our aim is to ensure that each and every student knows how to be a good, safe digital citizen. We want all our students to embrace mobile devices and have fun discovering everything the Internet has to offer – safely. Teenagers have a way of being one-step-ahead with technology so it is our job to make them stop and think about what they are doing.
Many students have 24 hour access to the Internet and with 4G technology just around the corner will add to these numbers. We don’t believe in completely filtering the Internet. We want to educate students on what is acceptable and how not to be vulnerable online.
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