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Students are taught about the use of computers for educational purposes across the curriculum. This includes the best ways to gather reliable and evidence based research, how to validate findings and how to identify and ignore anomalies.
Students are also taught about the specific use of modern technologies in risk taking behaviours through the PDLS curriculum including the sessions focussed on bullying, tolerance and respect as well as the sex and relationships sessions.
Additional E Safety sessions for students have been run this year with a range of partner agencies so that the message is specific to each year group.
Tuesday 8th November
Performance of Tough Love by Alter Ego to Y8 – A play that focuses on manipulative relationships including the use of social media to coerce and shame a victim.
Thursday 2nd February
The Prime Agency will deliver a bespoke E –Safety message to Y7 and Y9 students. This focussed on cyber bullying and the way students act towards each other.
Week beginning 6th Feb
E Safety assemblies for all year groups led by Jess Homans. This gave students an overview and reminded them of the risks they may face online.
Tuesday 28th February
Performance of Tough Love by Alter Ego to Y7 – A play that focuses on manipulative relationships including the use of social media to coerce and shame a victim.
Every year in March the top three year groups have a special assembly about sex, relationships and the use of mobile phones and the internet to access pornography and to contact each other.
360 Safe and ParentZone
Ongoing work on gaining E Safety accreditation via 360safe.org and self-accreditation through ParentZone – part of Digital Schools.
ParentZone resources including an online course for parents have been distributed.
Digital Parenting Magazines
Distributed to all students in December.
Online Safety Group
Meet once a half term to develop the schools approach to educating students and other stakeholders about online safety.
A staff training session was held on Wednesday 4th January and was part of wider safeguarding training for staff
Snap chat have added a new feature to their App called SnapMaps. This allows users to see each other’s locations on a map in real time. For advice on how to help make sure your son or daughter is using the app safely please follow this link: