From Keeping Children Safe in Education:
‘The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation- technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm. An effective approach to online safety empowers a school or college to protect and educate the whole school or college community in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate any incident where appropriate.
The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable, but can be categorised into three areas of risk:
- content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
- contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
- conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm
The Internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.
At Teesville, we ensure that children learn how to use these technologies safely by spending the first three weeks of every year delivering E-safety lessons during the children’s Computing lessons.
Cleveland Police have produced a leaflet with information to help pupils stay safe online. Please click on the link below.
The legal age to have a Facebook account is 13 years. If you have any issues regarding Facebook, please contact the Police who will deal with the issue.
Reporting Online Abuse
If you have been a victim of online abuse or you are worried about someone else, please click the icon below to report it securely.