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Online Safety Guides for Parents and Carers
Online Safety is always high on the agenda here at The Discovery Academy . We have extensive security measures in place, which are constantly monitored both internally and externally, to prevent our pupils from coming into any potential danger or accessing unsuitable material whilst at school.
Lessons are taught from Reception upwards, explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe online when using the internet and working with technology.
Online Safety encompasses Internet technologies, and electronic communications. It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and safeguards our children by raising awareness to enable them to control their online experience. The online safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies, including those for computing, Acceptable Internet Use Agreement, Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Child Protection, Data Protection and Security.
As a school, we have assigned Digital Literacy Leaders who help to raise awareness and plan events and quizzes to continually teach and promote Online Safety. We have displays around our academy and rules posted in all rooms to display appropriate use and how to stay safe. Our children are also informed that our network, and their internet use, will be monitored for safety purposes.
At The Discovery Academy, we take the issue of Internet Safety very seriously and on this page, you will find information that will support you as parents/guardians.
The internet is a fantastic resource, but it can also bring a lot of risk. We work with our pupils in school to help them understand the dangers and learn how to keep themselves safe.
All pupils are asked to sign an agreement on how they will use the Internet in school.
As a school, we highlight Online Safety during our Safer Internet Day, held annually, to make our pupils aware of all the dangers and to encourage them to be safe online.
Your help is still needed to prevent children accessing inappropriate material at home by way of filters and parental controls. Look below at our extensive list of links and resources for Parents/Carers, Teachers and Young People to help you with your child’s online safety at home.