New technologies have become integral to the lives of children and young people in today’s society, both within schools and in their lives outside school.

The internet and other digital and information technologies including social media are powerful tools that open up new opportunities for everyone. New technologies help teachers and students learn from each other. They can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times. The requirement to ensure that children and young people are able to use the internet and related communications technologies appropriately and safely are addressed as part of the wider duty of care to which all who work in schools are bound. The school online safety policy should help to ensure safe and appropriate use.

The use of these exciting and innovative tools in school and at home has been shown to raise educational standards and promote student achievement.

Below are some useful and helpful advice about staying safe online.

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Protecting our students with Filtering and Monitoring Systems

We use ‘Fortinet’ which filters what the children are able to see and do whilst using the internet in school, ensuring appropriate restrictions are in place.

We use a software system called SENSO to monitor children and staff’s activity on the laptops and desktops in school. Any alerts to inappropriate activity are followed up on immediately

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

At a time when children are spending more time online at home there is also a lot of support available to keep your child safe. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers: