ICT & E-safety
Advice for Parents and Carers on Cyberbullying (View The DofE Guidance Advice)
Who is this advice for? This advice is for parents and carers about cyberbullying. It provides advice and information about how they can protect their child from cyberbullying and how to tackle it if it happens.
ICT Facilities in school
Computers are widely used in school and support learning across the curriculum. During the course of their studies, students will use a variety of software programmes from word processing and presentations to animation and website design.
Use of the internet is essential for many subjects so that students can research and develop project work. The school's internet service is provided by Yorkshire and Humberside Grid for Learning (YHGfL) and a filtering system is in place to prevent access to inappropriate online content. While every effort is made to ensure safe use of the internet, we recognise that there may be instances of inappropriate use. If students are uncomfortable with anything relating to computer use they should immediately contact a member of staff.
The ICT facilities provided by the school are a whole school resource and are updated and maintained by the ICT Support team.
Use of personal devices in school
Students also have access to the internet via their mobile devices: phones and music players. While in the school buildings students are asked to have these switched off and out of sight.
E-safety (View the ICT faculty's Internet Safety site)
Year 7 pupils have a module on E-safety in their ICT lessons. By the time they arrive in Year 7 pupils may already have their own online accounts on a social networking site such as Facebook. There are many useful tips on how to stay safe online. The sites shown on this page are just a few that give information on what to do and who to contact if worried about any websites or online contacts.
Awareness of the responsibilities that come with online activities are part of the learning process and students are encouraged to what their digital footprint looks like. It's important to remember that whatever goes online, stays online. When applying to college, university or a job, one's online presence is available for anyone to check. 'Think before you click' is good advice.
Social media advice:
12 things students should never do on social media
Keep safe on Facebook
The Bottom Line
If you don't recall anything else, just remember this:
Nothing is private
Nothing can be deleted