Digital technology is a crucial part of young people’s lives in and out of school and a valuable tool for learning. We are committed to helping our students stay safe online and use technology responsibly.
We have a membership with Parent Zone who regularly send us very useful and up to date information and guidance on a range of e-safety issues which often includes practical guidance on helping your child with their settings on an app or understanding more on the latest game that they are playing etc. As part of this membership, you can join the Parent Lounge and have direct access to talk to someone via email or telephone with any questions or concerns you may have. To see further information and details on how to join please click here.
In the links below you can find our acceptable use agreements for each age group:
One of the best ways to keep your child safe online is to have regular conversations about their use of the Internet and show an interest in it in order to establish a positive relationship around their life online.
Adults and Professionals
In our online world, it isn’t just young people who need to be SMART online, as adults and professionals we can also need support.
Professionals Online Safety Helpline: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/helpline/professionals-online-safety-helpline
CEOP: (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online. Their button often appears on other websites. If you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with your child online, you can use the CEOP report button to make a report. The report can be made by both children and adults.
Net Aware is produced by the NSPCC and O2 and is a guide for parents to the most popular sites, apps and games that young people use. Using reviews from adults and children, it helps parents decide if a site is right for their child, if it’s age appropriate and explores what risks they might encounter, enabling parents or professionals to help keep their children safe online.
Ask about games
AskAboutGames is a joint venture between the VSC Rating Board and games trade body Ukie, run with input and advice from across the games industry. They answer questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from NCA-CEOP, a UK organisation which protects children both online and offline. There are excellent resources for both children and parents including top tips and guides.
A non-profit organisation working with others to make the Internet a great and safe place for children. The parent and carers page contains lots of information to to help you support your child to have a happy and safe online experience.
BBC Staying Safe:
Lots of top tips and videos for parents and children about staying safe online and dealing with certain situations.