Bingley Grammar School

Online Safety

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At Bingley Grammar School we take all aspects of Online Safety or 'E-Safety' very seriously.

The Internet is fast becoming an essential part of everyday life. The majority of students are competent users of a variety of online tools including gaming and social networking sites such as Facebook, and devices including smart phones and iPads.

Within school we filter and monitor all internet access and email through the school's network, provide guidance and advice to student's, through PHSE and ICT, of the potential risks and dangers of all aspects of electronic communication - Facebook and other similar social networking sites, MSM and other messaging applications, and of course mobile phones and texting. We also provide a source of support in the event that things don't go "quite as expected". This support includes school counselling support and, when necessary, police involvement.

The Internet has become an important part our student's lives, enabling them to research school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners remain safe. Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers. Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on our students

The schools e-safety procedure document can be found on the School Documents page >>


E-Safety Support

Below is a news feed supplied by E-Safety Support. This organisation provides information to schools and parents regarding all aspects of E-safety:

Advice and Information for Parent/Carers

As parent/carers (and students), need to be more aware of potential issues, please see the links below to a range of resources which will provide important information and helpful tips on helping your children stay safe online and provide you as parents with information on what you can do to protect your children whilst still allowing them to enjoy the vast resources that are on the internet.

Web Links:

  • ConnectSafely - Parent/Carers guide to Facebook
  • UK Safer Internet Centre- Tips, advice and resources to help children have a safe and positive time online.
  • The Breck Foundation- Training for parent/carers, students and teachers.
  • NSPCC Share Aware- Resources for parent/carers and teachers.
  • NSPCC Net Aware- Up to date guidance on social media sites and apps.
  • Childline- Information and advice service for children and young people. 
  • CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)- For reporting and recording concerns.
  • Think You Know- CEOP website for students – games and activities to promote online safety.
  • PEGI- Detailed recommendations regarding the age suitability of game content.
  • It Starts With Us- A BBC website full of tools and tips for staying safe online.
  • Get Safe Online- Useful advice for parent/carers and students.
  • Kidsmart- A Childnet website offering advice to parent/carers and activities for young people.
  • Parent Info- Information to help children and young people stay safer online.
  • Digizen- Building awareness and understanding of digital citizenship.
  • How to keep kids safe online - This link provides useful information regarding online safety. Please note: we have not used the services of this company and do not support/endorse them in any way.

Documents

Finally if you have any concerns regarding online safety and cyber bullying please contact the DSL Matthew Atkinson or a member of your child’s year team, whose details can be found here:

https://www.bingleygrammar.org/parents-carers/looking-after-personal-well-being-and-mental-health/pastoral-staff/