We understand that social media is a growing part of life outside of school. We have a responsibility to safeguard our learners against potential dangers when accessing the internet at school, and to educate our learners about how to protect themselves online when outside of school. This is detailed in our Online Safety Policy (found within the campus Policies and Documents page) relating to ICT access in school.
We are committed to:
- Encouraging the responsible use of social media in support of the Campus’ mission, values and objectives.
- Protecting our learners from the dangers of social media.
- Preventing and avoiding damage to the reputation of the school through irresponsible use of social media.
- Protecting our staff from cyber bullying and potentially career damaging behaviour.
We have the ‘Impero’ program installed across the campus. ‘Impero’ is a software which allows us to monitor sites and search material that learners input in order to ensure appropriate usage of campus computers.
We understand that the rapid changes in social media can create challenges in educating parents and young people to the potential dangers.
For further support in safeguarding your son or daughter online please click on the following link designed for parents: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
(This site is run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre – CEOP – which is part of the National Crime Agency).
Detailed guidance on online safety and reporting online safety concerns can be accessed by following the CEOP link: https://ceop.police.uk/
The National Online Safety group provides lots of useful information, including online safety guides for social media apps and platforms. Click HERE to find out more information and to download useful tips to help keep children safe.