On Line Safety

Online Safety

With the Internet now playing a part in everyday life, it is very important that we educate Children, Staff, Parents and Carers "How to Stay Safe Online."
 

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is any bullying behaviour that takes place ‘virtually’ via mobile devices like phones and tablets, through online social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and is also common on gaming sites. Cyberbullying can happen in or outside school – whenever and wherever children have access to phones or the internet. Examples of this kind of behaviour include inappropriate text messaging, e-mailing or blogging, sending offensive or degrading images by phone or via the internet, excluding individuals from group chat and creating false personas to mock or humiliate others. There is strong expectation from government that teachers will tackle all forms of bullying, including cyberbullying, and in recent years they have extended powers such as the specific power to search for and delete inappropriate images/files on electronic devices, including mobile phones.

 

Find below some useful links to keep you and your family safe on the Internet.  Here are links to some very useful sites:

ParentInfo Articles

Parent Info Internet Safety

 

 

 

Parental Controls

Parental Controls give you some control over the content that can be viewed on devices connected to your home network. These include PC's, Laptops, Smartphones and Tablets.

If you are worried about what your child may be accessing on your home network, please contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to arrange to have these restrictions enabled on your account or see the below guides from a few different providers.

 

BT Parental Control

Sky Broadband Parental Control

TalkTalk Broadband Parental Control

Virgin Media Broadband Parental Control

Plusnet Broadband Parental Control