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.
In Year 7 & 8 students will have assemblies on Internet safety. These continue throughout their time at TMBS but in Year 7 and 8 we use Breck's Last Game and Kayleigh's Love Story as stimuli for these assemblies. We use the videos that have been created by the police and in conjunction with the parents of these two young victims of online grooming to illustrate to our students the dangers that unsafe behaviour online can cause. We inform parents and carers before these assemblies take place to allow them to be prepared and support their child should they have any questions or concerns, and we recommend that parents and carers do watch both of these videos which are easily available online at:
We also have other online safety information available for parents and carers to read to support their child use the Internet safely and responsibly.
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.
Please visit the additional pages for just a few of the many websites and information that support parents in educating their children to make the right choices.
To view our E-Safety Framework please visit our Key Policies/Framework page of the website.