E-Safety Information for Parents

The internet can be a fantastic tool to support education and learning.

However, it is not always safe. There are a wide range of apps, websites and information sharing platforms available to young people that open up learning opportunities, but also expose them to potential risks.

From Parental Controls to Cyber Bullying, we want to provide you with more information about the dangers young people can face so that you can minimise the risk to your son or daughter.

This information will help you to:

  • Understand the dangers
  • Get the right support and advice
  • Access guidance to enable you to make informed decisions about E-Safety

 

Many parents and carers are concerned about what their young person accesses on the internet and how they use social media sites, for example TikTok. 

To support parents, we have developed a partnership with National Online Safety (NOS) and all parents have access to this portal to support them to keep their child safe online. Parents will find a range resources and sources of information on the NOS site. When your child starts at our college you will be provided with log on information. Please contact college reception for any support in accessing the NOS site.

In addition to the above, the website ‘Thinkuknow’ provides further information, advice and guidance to parents. We have placed below a number of ‘Top Tips’ from the Thinkuknow website.

Curriculum

Across all Key Stages learners are given a specific E-Safety programme of study. All students’ complete projects based on the UK Council for Internet Safety “Education For A Connected World” framework. 

Additional resources are available that have been created by CEOP as part of their ‘Thinkuknow’ initiative.

Students also complete whole school E-Safety workshops for Safer Internet Day (February) and for Anti-Bullying Week (October).

Students take part in termly assemblies in a variety of E-Safety areas including cyberbullying, online dangers etc.

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