At Bede Academy we take seriously our duty of care to protect and educate pupils, and to inform staff and parents in their use of modern technology. We want to support you in understanding some of the dangers inherent in our use of modern technology, particularly the Internet, and share ways in which we can protect our children whilst equipping them with the skills necessary to be safe wherever they are working and socialising.
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Personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm
The internet dominates large amounts of our young people’s leisure time. We looked at how we can be sure that their online behaviour does not lead to unsafe situations – for themselves or for others – and what steps can be taken to regulate online activity. This session addressed a number of issues including online privacy and social networking, as well as providing practical tips on how to manage the amount of time spent online.
Please find below a series of guides to installing parental controls on a range of internet devices.
Being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
Social networks on the internet allow large numbers of people to make contact with others, some of whom they might not know personally or who may not reveal their true identity. Following on from the first session, we looked at the interactions between users of technology and considered some of the risks, including identity theft, cyberbullying and grooming.
Please find below some information regarding cyberbullying and grooming.
Should you, or your child need to report any inappropriate online behaviour
please click the CEOP report button and this will take you directly to the site.
Being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
Internet users of all ages can access a world of information. Much of it is useful, but it is becoming increasingly easy to access material which could be considered harmful. This includes online gaming sites which promote violence or racism, websites encouraging anorexia, self-harm or suicide and sites containing inappropriate and pornographic images. This session is designed to alert parents to such online content and suggest how access to it can be controlled.
Please click on the hyperlinks below for pdf’s of the information sheets: