We at Stamford Welland Academy take the issue of E-safety extremely seriously. We have embedded it into our curriculum and have lessons, assemblies, pledges and future (P and F) days and parents’ forums all dedicated to make pupils and parents more aware of the issues and risks. We also have appropriately qualified staff to deal with any issues arising.
On this page you will find a range of resources and links that we believe will be of value to parents, students, staff and governors and all other stakeholders in increasing understanding of the issues involved in e-safety.
Any issues of e-safety should be reported to your child’s form tutor or student support adviser (SSA) as soon as possible. Details of staff emails can be found here.
You can find the CMAT trust E-Safety Policy contributed to and used by the academy here.
Top Tips for Staying Safe Online
· Remember everyone you meet online is a stranger even if they might seem like a friend.
· Always use a nickname when you log on and never give out any personal details that would allow someone you meet on line to contact you.
· This means full name, home or school address, telephone or mobile number or personal email. It also includes not saying your favourite places to eat or play sport.
· Never arrange to meet alone someone you make friends with online. They may not be who they say they are. If you are going anyway take an adult you trust and meet in a public place.
· Try to have your own online conversations in public. People are less likely to hassle you if other people can see you doing it.
· Accepting emails or opening files from people you don’t really know can get you into trouble – they may contain viruses, nasty messages or annoying links to stuff you don’t want to see.
· Talk to an adult e.g. your Form Tutor, Student Support Advisor, or anyone you know well, and ask for help if you’re worried or upset about anything you’ve seen or been sent online.
· You can also directly report any unsuitable material or behaviour to the child exploitation online protection service (CEOPS) or the internet watch foundation.
The Parents factsheet contains a list of many websites that we highly recommend in understanding and dealing with issues of e-safety. We also include the Lincolnshire County Council guidance booklet on keeping safe in a digital world and the highly recommend e-safety protecting your children on line booklet.
In additional, we also have the following internet guides as provided by industry experts to download:
E Safety – protecting your children on-line – This leaflet is a good guide to talk through with your child.