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Lavington School

EQUA Trust

Online Safety

Life online

At Lavington School we understand that students need support in learning how to access the internet and technology in a positive and safe way.  The internet is a fantastic place to learn, have fun and talk to friends and family. However there are risks and everyone must make sure they know how to stay safe and protect themselves online.

To support students in life online there is a programme of E-safety education delivered through ICT lessons, PSHRE lessons and Tutor Time. 

Term 1 of the academic year is dedicated to Mental Health & Wellbeing which heavily features healthy online use.  Details of the programme of life online learning (E-safety) is included in the below:

Life online overview

Below is a series of links that parents and carers may find helpful to learn more about how to stay safe online and where to get advice and guidance.

CEOP is the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre set up to protect children and young people from sexual abuse. CEOP have an education programme and website called Thinkuknow which provides information about staying safe online for young people, parents and professionals – www.thinkuknow.co.uk

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

If you have any concerns or questions about online safety and want to talk to someone in school please contact your child’s tutor or pastoral leader.  Whilst it can be tricky to draw lines between online activity and school life we are keen to support wherever we can, even if that is to sign post external guidance or support.  The trusts eSafety Policy is available from the trust website. 

The following documents/links may also be helpful:
Parenting in a digital World

Cyberbullying

Digital Parenting magazine