The use of the internet is rapidly increasing and becoming an important part of learning and communication during work and leisure time.
The purpose of internet access at St. Paul’s is to help raise educational standards by extending learning opportunities for the pupils, supporting the professional work of staff and enhancing the school’s management information and business administration systems. However, it should be acknowledged that the internet is managed by a worldwide collaboration of independent agencies and serves mainly an adult audience and without appropriate measures, access to unsuitable materials would be possible and security compromised.
The school carries out the following procedures to ensure internet usage is safe:
- The school uses Webscreen2.0 in order to ensure that staff and pupils are safe while accessing the internet.
- The school holds an Online Safety Policy that all users need to comply to.
- Parents / Guardians are provided with a copy of the Online Safety Policy and are expected to sign an Internet Permission Form (KS1, KS2) at their children's admittance to the school.
- Pupils sign an agreement to comply with the schools Online Safety rules on an annual basis.
- Pupils are expected to follow instructions and procedures in order to ensure their own safety and avoid damaging the equipment.
- All staff sign an agreement to comply with the school’s acceptable use policy.
- Electronic equipment is checked by a suitably qualified electrician at least every two years.
Reporting to CEOP
(Child Exploitation and Online Protection Police Command)
We help children stay safe online. Has someone acted inappropriately online towards a child or young person you know? It may be sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up.