Core Online Safety Rules

These Online Safety Rules help to protect students and the Academy by describing acceptable and unacceptable computer use.

  • The Academy owns the computer network and can set rules for its use. Therefore, it reserves the right to monitor user areas to help ensure all material kept on the network is appropriate for an educational context
  • It is a criminal offence to use a computer or network for a purpose not permitted by the school
  • Irresponsible use may result in the loss of network or Internet access
  • Network access must be made via the user’s authorised account and password, which must not be given to any other person
  • All network and Internet use must be appropriate to education
  • Copyright and intellectual property rights must be respected
  • Messages shall be written carefully and politely, particularly as email could be forwarded to unintended readers
  • Anonymous messages and chain letters are not permitted
  • Users must take care not to reveal personal information through email, personal publishing, blogs or messaging
  • The school ICT systems may not be used for private purposes, unless the head teacher has given permission specifically
  • Use for personal financial gain, gambling, political activity, advertising or illegal purposes is not permitted
  • If you have any concerns about cyberbullying, Internet material, online friends, messages or any other online safety issues in school or at home report it to the Pastoral Team.

CEOPs (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) ThinkUKnow

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents, young people and children about Internet safety and online safety. Visit the CEOP website.

More detailed information and the facility to report online abuse and get advice is available by visiting the Thinkuknow website.

report a harmful or offensive website parent toolkit

Setting Parental Controls

Parental control settings can be implemented on many sites and applications in order to safeguard your child’s online activity. You can find information in the link below on how to set parental controls on some of the most popular sites and apps.

SWGFL Social Media Checklists