The Internet is an essential element in 21st Century life for education and is a key part of school curricula. It is, however, an open communications channel allowing information to be transmitted to many locations in the world with very little restriction. The purpose of this policy is to:· Ensure that pupils benefit from all learning opportunities offered by the internet. · Ensure internet resources provided by the school are kept safe and controlled.· Ensure that all staff and pupils have clear guidance on safe and acceptable use.· Provide guidance to staff and pupils about the acceptable use of mobile technologies, both the school’s and personal items that are brought into school if applicable.
The ICT Coordinator and Headteacher are responsible for the school’s e-safety.· Sophos virus protection software is used and updated on a regular basis.· The school uses appropriate ‘firewall’ content filtering systems through our internet provider, ICT123 via businessband 6Mpbs with Exa Networks ADsl2+ broadband.· The school works with ICT123 to ensure systems to protect pupils are subject to regular checks, to ensure that filtering methods are appropriate, effective and reasonable.· ICT123 are contracted to provide on a fortnightly basis:
General website maintenance
Resolution of all connection issues
Upload apps/software as required
Resolution of any wifi issues
Advice on purchasing equipment
Computer club support
Please find below a list of useful and informative websites.
Think U Know (links to CEOP)
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Stop it now (child sexual abuse prevention campaign, for all
(Company supplying software to protect pupils from
cyberbullying in schools)
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
www.iwf.org.uk was set up by the UK internet industry to provide the UK internet ‘Hotline’ for the public to report potentially illegal online content.
CBBC Stay Safe
Web Cam fact sheet
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