Safer Internet Day – Tuesday 5 February 2019
Click here to watch a link about a link from Channel 4 about an investigation to the Musical.ly and Live.ly websites
As with any area of interest for young or vulnerable people, safety has to be considered paramount. E-Safety is a complex area as technology provides as many problems as there are solutions. To ensure child protection, good practice is as important. as ANY computer aided application.
At Crowdys Hill, we try to ensure that students are as safe as possible and have put the following into place :
- an E-Safety Policy which includes information regarding acceptable use – every user (including teachers and support staff) accepts this before being given their login details.
- powerful auditing software which constantly monitors all Internet activity, including the filtering of email and inappropriate sites.
- a continuous programme of lessons, activities and assemblies building students knowledge of e-safety and the need to be safe online.
- strict controls re accessing Radicalisation, Social networking, Auction, Chat, Gambling and Instant Messaging (among others) sites.
- strategies to enable students to raise any concerns they have re e-safety this includes E-Safety lessons as part of the PSHE curriculum throughout the school.
The Blue Whale Challenge
A new on-line challenge has been brought to our attention and we would like to make you aware of it. The dangerous results of some young people becoming involved in this challenge have been reported in the national press and you may well have already heard about it. The game is called the Blue Whale Challenge and is widely shared on social media – please can we direct you to the ‘youtube’ link below which contains further advice about this issue.
If you have any queries, require any further advice or information regarding E-Safety please contact our Network Manager – Andrew Ferguson at the school.
Date this page was last modified: 4 February 2019