Being a school with many of our services in the “cloud” and students having excellent access to the internet and online devices we take cyber safety very seriously.
We recognise the importance of the internet and social media in education as well as the greater use by students at home. With this greater use and digital social environment comes the risk of cyber bullying and/or students finding inappropriate content online.
It is important that both students and parents are fully informed as to the risks that are associated with children being online so that children can get the full use out of an important resource in the future. Many parents are unaware as to how they can help control their childs online browsing and/or social media interaction. Simply, it is best to have a conversation with your child as to your expectations of their online behaviour and the risks of being online.
Below are some links that you may find of use to you and your child. If you have any questions/issues please do not hesitate to contact your child’s tutor.
If you feel that someone has acted inappropriately towards your child please file a report with CEOP here. If you or child is in immediate danger then call the Police on 999.
Think U Know
Find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom or at home.
Get Safe Online
A government suppported website designed to hel you and your family safe online. It contains information on how to protect your online devices, online information and children.
For more information click here
For lots of people the internet is a great place to find things, share stuff, shop, learn and talk to friends but like any environment it’s got its risks.
Staying safe in a virtual world can be tricky especially for people who may not feel that confident online.
Virtually S@fe is a small project that offers practical online safety advice for people in Torbay and aims to keep children safer online.
Virtually S@fe does two things:
Provides special presentations for children and young people in schools
Gives ‘hands on’ online safety advice for parents, guardians and carers
Virtually S@fe is a project delivered by Devon and Cornwall Police, Hele’s Angels and Safer Communities Torbay. So far it’s been funded by the Torbay Safeguarding Children Board and the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.