e-Safety - St Matthew Academy

  • e-Safety - St Matthew Academy

e-Safety

E-Safety at St Matthew Academy

We take the security of your children on the internet extremely seriously; it is very important that we work together to ensure your child’s safety. Whilst use of the internet and social networking sites is second nature to them, they can often be swept along with what their peers are doing and lose awareness of the many dangers they are facing.

In school, the internet access is restricted, known social networking sites are blocked and we have a piece of software that is always monitoring the students’ use of the computers in order to pick up any inappropriate resources that are being accessed. As approximately 80% of the time the students spend on the internet will be at home, it is important that parents and guardians understand the potential dangers and what can be done to avoid them. We do, of course, talk to the students about internet safety, but it is important that this message is reinforced at home and that you regularly talk to your child about their use of the internet.

Useful Resources:

Information on how parent can help their children stay safe online:

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Leaflets

 Supporting Young People Online Leaflet (English)

 Supporting Young People Online Leaflet (French)

 Supporting Young People Online Leaflet (Spanish)

 Young People and Social Networking Sites

Policies

E-SAFETY POLICY DECEMBER 2015

For further information regarding E-Safety, see document downloads above.

If you would like more advice or would like to speak to someone about a concern you may have please contact Mrs Lorna Beckley or your child’s Director of Learning/Head of Year.