Uppingham Community College adopts a proactive approach when it comes to promoting eSafety. Every child completes an e-safety module in their ICT lessons and then have a further eSafety input in PSHCE lessons and assemblies during Internet Safety Week. We also have a number of eSafety posters up in every ICT room that provide helpful advice to children.
Children are encouraged to come forward if they see anything on the internet that is suspicious, if they are a victim of cyber bullying or if they have a question about using the internet.
Within school, all internet usage is filtered and monitored in accordance with relevant safeguarding policies.
Keeping up with the latest trends in your child’s internet using habits can be very challenging. The growth of social media in the last couple of years shows how the internet is ever evolving and is now an integral part of day to day life for many families.
To help, we have put together a list of very useful websites specifically aimed at providing e-safety advice for parents and carers:
- Journey to the dark web | BBC Newsbeat
- NCA CEOP Offender Animation #WhoIsSam
- CEOP KS3 Film : 'Consequences' Suitable for 11 yrs - 16 yrs
- Get Safe Online
- Internet Matters
- Safer Internet
- Net Aware
- Parental Controls On
Social Media is a large part of every day life and with so many pros and cons, promises and upset involved, which can have such a powerful impact on people, we have attached some guidance documents for many of the available social platforms as part of our e-safety awareness.