We support our students’ use of the internet and seek to underpin their knowledge of safe use and protection by providing an awareness of how to stay safe online both in the school environment and beyond.
E-safety is a vital part of our education programme for students and for parents. Part of the parents’ information evenings in Year 7 and 8 will be dedicated to e-safety.
St Bede's is a Digital Schools member of Parent Zone (the company that makes Digital Parenting magazine); this brings with it access to resources and an online programme for parents/carers covering:
- understanding your child's online world;
- the risks facing children and young people online;
- how confident digital parenting can help protect children from these risks.
Other relevant resources are listed lower on this page and will be added to over time.
ParentInfo is a series of articles curated by CEOP and Parentzone with advice on keeping children safe. Click the logo on the right for the ParentInfo website. (CEOP = Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, part of the National Crime Agency)
We also highly recommend National Online Safety to parents and carers. You can get free information downloads from their website (www.nationalonlinesafety.com) or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for up to date and regular advice and guidance.
If you have any concerns regarding online safety please report them via our 'Contact the school' page (choosing 'Report Child Safety concerns')
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using technology. Whether on social media sites, through a mobile phone, or gaming sites, the effects can be devastating for the young person involved. There are ways to help prevent a child from being bullied. This leaflet was issued by the Department for Education and offers advice for parents and carers on cyberbullying.
Students and parents may also find it useful to look at these sources of information related to online safety.