Online Safety also known as E-Safety
The Internet has become an everyday part of our lives and brings with it new opportunities to communicate and handle information from across the globe. The use of the internet is an essential part of learning, however, increased use of it brings with it increased risk. At The Bridge Federation Schools we have a robust set of policies and practices in place to ensure that our children and learners are safe online.
Staff are trained in online safety issues and we educate pupils, in an age appropriate way, on how to keep themselves safe online and how to use new technologies responsibly . We have clear online safety rules and practices which are reinforced throughout the Computing curriculum as well as through our 'Live Well' PSHE/RSE curriculum. Pupils also participate in online safety awareness projects such as national Safer Internet Day and Anti-Bullying Week.
We aim to help parents and carers understand online safety issues and risks and provide information on how they can help keep their children stay safe online at home. The Internet can be a wonderful learning tool with information resources which provide new opportunities for learning and sharing of information. However, parents should be aware of the potential dangers posed to their children online and take measures to ensure their children can enjoy using the internet safely.
Please remember that help is always available at school if you are having any concerns with online safety - don’t be afraid to talk to your child's teacher or another adult at school.
It is important to know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report worrying on or off line behaviour to the CEOP Centre. CEOP is a law enforcement agency to keep children and young people safe from sexual exploitation and abuse. If you want to learn more about the CEOP reporting website, click on the question 'What is the 'Click CEOP' reporting button?' above.
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