E-Safety

Having access to technology on a daily basis offers up many benefits. For most of us, it would be impossible to live without it. However, as technology moves on at such a pace, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with the new developments and trends, particularly with regards to mobile technologies and safe and secure accessibility to online material. 

E-Safety in School

At The Carlton Academy, we work to provide high quality guidance for students in relation to the dangers of being online through our curriculum, DRIVE assemblies and ECO days. ESafety is an important part of keeping students safe at The Carlton Academy. We have extensive security measures in place in the academy, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard students from potential dangers or unsuitable material.

Please click here for further guidance supporting young people online

Please click here for the PowerPoint presentation shared during our ESafety Information Evening in January 2017.

Social Networking

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter continue to grow in terms of its popularity especially with children, some as young as 7 or 8 years old.  Please click on the links below which aim to provide support regarding a range of key topics in relation to social networking.

Top Tips

Parents and Carers

  1. Ensure the computer is kept in an area of the house, where it is easier to monitor what young people are accessing online.
  2. Make the most of Internet filtering software and use your web browser’s controls to enable security on different websites.
  3. Inform children not to share their personal information online.
  4. Create a "code of conduct" policy where young people are involved in creating rules which must be abided by when using the Internet at home.
  5. Be online together! Browsing the Internet with your child and being involved in their ‘online world’ will promote online safety.

Students

  1. Do not post any personal information online including your phone number, address, passwords or your school.
  2. SPEAK UP! If you viewed something online that made you anxious, unsafe or uncomfortable, please speak to an adult that you trust.
  3. If you do not know someone, why are they "your online friend" or "follower"?
  4. Privacy settings should always be kept to a maximum. Use the search engines on social networking websites to find out how to do this.
  5. Think carefully when "posting" or "sharing" a photo online. Remember, once a photo is posted online, people will be able to share or download the photo.
In addition to this, students are given a copy of our ESafety policy which is explained to them in assemblies and also sent to parents. You can download a copy of this from the link below:

Websites 

Phone Numbers

  • Childline – 0800 1111
  • StopitNow – 0800 1000900