E Safety

Purpose

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.

General 

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

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