Online Safety is a child-safety issue and not an ICT issue. It is a part of safeguarding in schools. For example, cyber bullying is considered alongside real-world bullying. In an increasingly digital age we need to be proactive in protecting stakeholders from the potential dangers.
- To empower students to take responsibility for staying safe online.
- To equip parents/carers with the skills to ensure e-safety in and out of the home environment.
- To provide staff with the skills and knowledge to both teach and be aware of Online Safety issues.
- To ensure that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and adhered to.
Roles and Responsibilities
All staff are responsible for e-safety at St Cuthbert’s. The named governor for Safeguarding in the school is Mrs G Cockroft.
- The school has two members of staff who are both NSPCC e-Safety and CEOP Ambassador qualified.
- All of the ICT support staff are CEOP trained and NSPCC qualified to recognise potential e-Safety issues.
- We employ a number of different systems to monitor web access in school, these include, Impero, Smoothwall and Exchange