E-Safety

Within the Collegiate we have an E-safety Committee which is made up of staff from across the Collegiate. The Student Council also has input with matters regarding e-safety and the way in which e-safety is used across the site.

The technical world is fantastic and the possibilities are endless. The role of the E-safety Committee is to keep up with these changes and challenges, and ensure that the education, protection and the way the Collegiate uses the internet is current and safe for students, staff and visitors.

Resources and Support

Student AUP

The Student Acceptable Use Policy outlines how Students must use the internet and their electronic devices to ensure they are safe and create a positive digital footprint. Staff introduce and explain this to the students and it is revisited throughout the year.

The Student Acceptable Use Policy can also be found in the student planners and on notice boards around the school and boarding houses.

QE – Student AUP – Rev June 18

Student Support

Has something scared you online?

The Internet is great. But it can be a scary place and you can sometimes end up seeing things, you wish you hadn't.

Our latest research into livestreaming habits among young people found that over 1 in 10 8-17 year olds have ‘gone live’. We asked a group of our Childnet Digital Leaders about their experiences of livestreaming and their top tips for other young people.

The Childnet Digital Leaders are trained to be online safety experts in their schools. They champion digital citizenship and digital creativity within their schools and  educate their peers, parents and teachers about staying safe online.

Below are their top tips for going live:

Should You Stream It?

Think before you broadcast! It is estimated that by 2020, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video, and live-streaming will be a huge part of that. Broadcasting live can be a really fun way of sharing a moment with your friends and family but you need to be careful because it’s easy to get in to trouble or make a mistake.

If you’re unsure whether you should stream or not, think of this traffic light system:

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Parent Support

The online world is a fantastic resource which opens up a world of information and communication. Of course, as with all things, young people need support in learning how to use it safely and protect themselves online. It is vital that schools and parents/guardians work together to safeguard our young people while building resilience. Below are some useful links for parents and guardians which provide up to date information about e-safety and staying safe online.

Thinkuknow

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/Support-tools/How-to-guides/ 

This is provided by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) and provides useful information about keeping young people safe on social media and applications.

NSPCC

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Produced by the NSPCC this offers guidance to parents, guardians and carers on how to stay safe online and support children with appropriate online behaviours.

Share Aware gives straightforward, step by step advice to help teach children how to make the right decisions online, even when their parents aren’t there.

The campaign aims to drive frequent and informed conversations between parents and their children around online safety.

The NSPCC also offer advice on the different forms of social media and how they work including age restrictions and tips on staying safe online.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

National Online Safety

National Online Safety provides online safety guides for parents and carers. Here you will find the most up to date guides for social media apps and platforms. 

https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/ 

Childnet

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/

Childnet offer advice with parental controls, gaming and can support parents, guardians and carers with securing their internet service.

Parentzone

http://parentzone.org.uk/ 

Parent Zone aims to improve student outcomes online and in the digital world. information is available to help support parents and professionals to help support students online.

Safer Internet UK

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

Safer Internet UK offers advice and resources to support parents and guardians in supporting children to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.

Digital Parenting

http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/

Access this to receive advice about passwords, safety and privacy controls, social networking, family internet settings and much more.

parentINFO

http://parentinfo.org/

CEOPS and Parent Zone have created this website to support parents and provides a lot of information on a range of topics.

Internet Matters

Here are some tips for keeping children safe while online gaming.

 

#DITTO

#DITTO is a free online safety (e-safety) magazine for schools, organizations and parents to keep you up to date with risks, issues, advice and guidance related to keeping children safe online, with a view to enjoying and learning about technology. For more information you can visitor the E-safety Advisor website using the following link https://www.esafety-adviser.com/latest-newsletter/ 

May 2019 edition

DITTO-Ed-18-May-2019.pdf

March 2019 edition

DITTO-Ed-17-March-2019_compressed

January 2019 edition

DITTO-Ed-16-January-2019