E-Safety at Meadowhead School
The terms of the Keeping Children Safe in Education 2020 legislation has given a further emphasis to e-safety. Due to recent events and Covid-19 restrictions there has been a rise in children using the internet for both entertainment, communication and online learning.
Many parents express concerns regarding their children’s use of the internet. Many are also concerned as they don’t always understand exactly what the new dangers are and how they can help to protect their children.
At Meadowhead School our aim is to teach young people to ‘become responsible users of technology’. Technology offers a host of benefits to young people when used in the correct way.
Although the internet offers a massive array of educational benefits there are also some areas and activities which are inappropriate. Meadowhead School has first class internet filtering software. However, many students now have access to unfiltered content on either their mobile phone/device or through their home’s internet connection. Therefore giving up to date teaching and helping students to develop a responsible attitude is key in ensuring they are able to keep themselves safe online at all times.
A whole school approach will be used to ensure that students receive regular teaching through a variety of curriculum and pastoral sources. The Computing / ICT department will deliver sessions ranging from safe use of social media to how to deal with inappropriate content. The Ethics department will be delivering a range of topics from online gambling, grooming and extremist web content. Students will also receive updates in assemblies and through work with their form tutors.
Technology changes extremely quickly with new applications, software, content and threats are emerging almost daily. As a school we have invested in a new system to help parents keep up to date with easy to access information. As a parent you have full access to National Safety Online.
Please get in touch if you have any issues with accessing the system or have any questions on e-safety. Your special link to sign up free for full access is http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/meadowhead-school-academy-trust
We have also compiled a list of some useful web sites which you may wish to look at. You can find the details by clicking HERE
If you have any further questions or concerns please do not hesitate to e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org
We do hope you find this information useful for your discussions with your children regarding e-safety.