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Safeguarding children in a digital world

New technologies open up exciting opportunities for young people. Technology and in particular social media, is an intrinsic part of modern life. Children need to be guided to move safely in this digital world.

All pupils will be taught how to keep themselves safe on line in school in the ICT lessons and PSHE lessons. All pupils will also sign up to an acceptable use policy.

All school computers and pupils' access on their own devices to the school network are filtered by South West Grid for Learning.

The school e-safety policy can be read here.

Parents should:

  • Monitor what your daughter is accessing on the internet
  • Know your daughter's passwords
  • Make sure your daughter's privacy settings are at the highest possible levels- this is particularly important on social media sites and gaming sites
  • Make sure your daughter does not give out personal information to anyone they do not already know.

You may find the following sites useful:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk - the CEOP 'Think U Know' site has some exellent resources for parents and pupils. Use this link to be redirected to the site.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ - the NSPCC has an excellent website. They state:

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child's staying safe?

That's where we come in. Whether you're an online expert or you're not sure where to start, our tools and advice will help you keep your child safe.