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E-Safety Information and Advice

The internet is an integral part of our lives and an important and useful resource for all of us. With the development of new technology its availability and easy access has become a normal part of the lives of children and young adults. It is vital that we do all that we can to ensure the safe use of the internet and all work together on the issue of e-safety.

As part of your ICT lessons you will spend time investigating e-safety and all aspects of staying safe online. You will be encouraged to report any negative issues you may encounter online to a trusted adult which includes all school staff.  You will be informed how to report cyber bullying and e-safety posters are being updated to be displayed in prominent positions around school.

Young people may see “sexting” as harmless activity but there are risks. Taking, sharing or receiving an image, even voluntarily, can have a long lasting negative impact. It may be common but “sexting” is illegal. By sending an explicit image, a young person is producing and distributing child abuse images and risks being prosecuted, even if the picture is taken and shared with their permission. 

If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety please speak to Heads of Year immediately.

There are several important aspects to consider related to E-Safety. Click on the options from the menu on the left hand side to view more information.