E-Safety

STAYING SAFE ONLINE

The use of online tools and resources are now routine within education and within school. There is also an expectation that pupils will complete at least some of their work online. Within school steps are taken to minimise inadvertent or inappropriate use of the internet or of electronic communications. Our internal precautions include:

  • An e-safety course taught as the first element of the Year 7 Computing curriculum
  • Updates during Computing lessons in Years 8 and 9 on this theme
  • Regular assemblies in all year groups about e-safety
  • The use of a highly secure ‘walled garden’ for online work managed by our service provider
  • Our own internal filtering, proxy server and firewall

USING THE INTERNET AT HOME

There are some links below to advice about using the internet at home. We promote the use of online tools and resources, however there are some important safeguards that we advise parents to consider. They include:

  • Locating the family computer in a public place, preferably downstairs
  • Not allowing laptops (and even mobile phones) in bedrooms
  • Having clear rules about ‘offline’ time, for instance a time in the evening when phones and computers are turned off
  • Using software designed to restrict access to programmes and websites

Further advice is available  through the CEOP supported Think You Know website.

Think U Know 

E-SAFETY INFORMATION EVENING

Our next Parents' eSafety Information Evening is on Thursday 7th September 2017 from 7pm to 8pm. Please book seats with the front office or email info@woolmerhill.surrey.sch.uk