With the digital world constantly evolving and new technologies continuously being introduced, it is essential that E-safety is taught across the curriculum, particularly through Computing & ICT and PSE. Not only are students taught how to use technology responsibly, but we strongly encourage our young people to think critically about their digital footprint, the risks associated with their online identity and their use of technology.
Rooks Heath is proactive in educating our students on managing such risks. Each year the school observes Safer Internet Day with assemblies, delivered by school staff or outside agencies, and tutor time activities.
E-safety and digital citizenship should be everyday discussions, at school and at home. By working alongside parents/carers, we can help them learn how to assist their child develop the skills to be safer online. Mr Sharp runs an E-safety evening for parents/carers of each Year Group which allows them to be informed of new technologies and the age restrictions of various platforms. Question & Answer sessions also allow parents/carers to discuss any concerns about their child’s online safety.
In the links below, we have a range of sources that will help to keep you up-to date with E-safety issues.
- Online Safety Guide
- Age-appropriate online safety advice for parents & carers
- Child Safety Online: A practical guide for parents and carers
- Protecting children online - a statement from the Metropolitan Police
- CEOP - Child Exploitation and Online Protection
- O2 and the NSPCC come together to provide advice on keeping children safe online
- Vodafone - Advice on digital parenting
- PEGI - Advice for parents when buying video games
- Childnet - Information to keep your child safe online
- Educate Against Hate - online safety information and advice