At Mangotsfield School we realise that the online world is integral to how children stay in touch with their friends, and access to the internet is now available like never before. However, we also appreciate that with this use of technology, can come many risks, and that is why we build Online Safety into our curriculum at all levels, to ensure our students understand how to remain safe online.
We have an Acceptable Use Agreements for students, and we have built a range of Online Safety lessons and assemblies into the curriculum that help students understand a wide range of Online Safety issues that young people face today. In addition to this we take part annually in Internet Safety week, looking at how internet safety can be promoted globally.
We also continually develop our Online Safety by working alongside UK Safer Internet Centre and SWGfl to ensure that we regularly question, monitor, and critically assess our strengths and areas for development in online safety. We have received certificates in both Commitment to Online Safety and Progression to Safety Online. Moreover, we also think that it is important to educate and help parents and carers to understand how to reduce the risks of new technologies and help their child/children remain safe online. We will be continuing to develop this area. Please follow our Twitter account @mangotsfieldsch to receive regular safeguarding updates that will help you to keep on trend and recognise potential threats to your children online.
For more information about e-Safety please use the following websites:
CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or click Childline