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E-Safety

With the ever-evolving world of technology and constant introduction of new emerging technologies e-safety is a key aspect of school life embedded across our curriculum. Our students are taught how to behave responsibly and safely whilst online during dedicated lessons throughout the year in Computer Science and PPS, with cross curricular references in a range of other subjects. It is our goal to raise awareness and understanding of E-Safety issues amongst students and ensure parents/carers have the relevant information available so they can support their child.

In addition to this, times are dedicated throughout the year towards whole-school e-safety initiatives such as; celebrating “Safer Internet Day”, e-safety based assemblies and Form time activates and pupil workshops in order to educate our students on how their online life affects them. We have a dedicated team of student leaders in charge of e-safety called Digital Leaders.

Parental Involvement

Many parents and carers have only a limited understanding of e-safety risks and issues, yet they play an essential role in the education of their children and in the monitoring / regulation of the children’s on-line behaviours. Parents may underestimate how often children and young people come across potentially harmful and inappropriate material on the internet and may be unsure about how to respond. We would like to draw your attention to the links below to useful websites you can access for support.

The school will therefore seek to provide information and awareness to parents and carers through:

  • Newsletters, web site, VLE
  • Parents / Carers evenings / sessions
  • High profile events / campaigns eg Safer Internet Day/ school productions

It is important that students understand how to keep themselves safe on-line and that parents discuss this issue regularly with their children.

Good practices include, keeping your username and password safe and not sharing with others. Never give out personal information like your name, age, address and school. Stay in control of your on-line reputation. You must tell a trusted adult if someone or something has made you feel uncomfortable or worried whilst on the Internet.

Should you have any concerns or queries related to on-line safety, then please don’t hesitate to contact our E-safety Co-ordinator, Mr Jonathan O’Donnell jodonnell@coopers.e21c.co.uk.

We would also recommend you to take a look through the below CEOP’s Thinkuknow website, a rich resource for parents and carers that might just help you to keep one step ahead

Useful links and guides

Thinkyouknow [Full links above] (advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online)

Internet matters (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Parent info (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

LGfL (support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online)

Net-aware (support for parents and careers from the NSPCC)

Please find some useful guides on the National Online Safety Website.

Our E-safety Document library: