E-Safety for Students and Parents

  E-Safety Co-ordinator:

Mr Rhys Froggatt

Head of Computing Science





























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E-Safety for Students and Parents

Despite the risks involved in children using the Internet we believe that the Internet is a powerful educational tool, and can be used safely in School provided that we have adequate protection in place and educate our students in its safe use.

A few of the Benefits

  • Wealth of information available
  • Interactive content
  • Subscription services (educational content)
  • Real-time current event coverage
  • Up-to-date information
  • Online training courses
  • Email
  • Video conferencing

The Risks

  • Inappropriate content
  • "Stranger danger" (chat Rooms, social networking, email)
  • Cyberbullying (email, social networking, websites)
  • Viruses, spyware, malware

How we Protect Students in School

  • Inappropriate content filters provided by South West Grid for Learning
  • Over 2000 website filters and inappropriate search terms added by the School
  • Filter list constantly updated
  • Monitored Internet use
  • Filtered email system

The school has an Responsible Use Policy Main and Responsible Use Policy Student which includes clear guidelines on:

  • Computer security in School
  • Internet and email use in School
  • Media recording equipment policy
  • Sanctions for breach of policy

The School also has a comprehensive anti-bullying policy, The aim of which is to ensure that everyone at Marling School can work, learn and play in a supportive, caring and safe environment without fear of being bullied.

Students are taught Internet safety as part of their Computing and Lifeskills lessons in school, including advice such as:

  • Don't ever give out personal details
  • Use a nickname
  • Don't accept/add strangers as friends in a social networking context
  • People may not be who they say they are
  • Never arrange to meet people you have met on the Internet

If anyone online does anything that you are uncomfortable with:

  • tell an adult
  • Block the user
  • Report abuse of the system
  • Turn off the computer and walk away
  • Remember you're in control

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