Online Safety is an important aspect of being safe at School. Online Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. Online Safety is all about informing and safeguarding pupils in the digital world.
How do I report Cyber Bullying?
At Churchmead School there are many ways to report Cyber Bullying. The most important thing to do is to speak out and tell someone. This could be any one of the following:
Head of Year
A Blue Guardian Angel
Anyone can submit an enquiry on our contact page for support: here
Churchmead School supports staff, students and parents/carers with their understanding of online safety. We work together to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.
We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding and Behaviour Policies. We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s e-safety policy.
We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.
There is also a really useful link on our website called Thinkuknow which gives support to parents / carers and children. Please also see below for more helpful tips and advice for parents and pupils to help stay safe online.
Helpful links and websites to support Online Safety in young people
CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)
Online safety guides and resources centre | Internet Matters
Parent's Quick-Guide to Instagram - ConnectSafely
Parent Guides from ConnectSafely - ConnectSafely
Filter apps and games with Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Support
Online Safety | Breck Foundation Foundation created on the death of a young man who was groomed by an online predator who killed the 14 year old boy, web site created by the family. Useful web site for avid gamers identifies risks.
http://bestrongonline.antibullyingpro.com/ – Be Strong Online is a free peer-led programme to empower young people to promote positive on line behaviour in the their schools and communities.
http://www.childnet.com/ – Internet site offering internet safety guidance. Very good web site similar to CEOPS and Internet matters
More helpful websites: