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E Safety Policy February 2022

Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.

 

The internet and online technology provides new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.

 

E-safety forms a fundamental part of our school's safeguarding and child protection measures.

Government guidance for schools across the UK highlights the importance of safeguarding children and young online. 

Having a whole school approach helps ensure staff, governors, volunteers and parents teach children about online safety.

 

Schools have a dual responsibility when it comes to e-safety: to ensure the school’s online procedures keep children and young people safe, and to teach them about online safety, in and outside of school.

 

At Ley Hill, we foster an open environment in which children and young people are encouraged to ask any questions and participate in an ongoing conversation about the benefits and dangers of the online world.

 

We ensure that we:

  • create e-safety policies and procedures that will help mitigate risk and respond to concerns
  • ensure teachers have the knowledge to teach pupils about e-safety
  • provide advice on using social media and live streaming
  • support and include parents and carers by sharing helpful advice and resources
  • review and update your e-safety provision on an ongoing basis.

Together, we can keep every child safe online.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how urgent it is for us to come together to stop online abuse. Last year the NSPCC helpline saw a 45% increase in contacts from people worried about children experiencing online abuse. That’s why we’re campaigning for laws to protect young people online.

We all have a role to play - use our advice, tools and resources to help keep every child safe online.

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