E-safety is an extremely important part of the Safeguarding of our entire College community. Our E-safety officer is Mr Crawford, Vice Principal, however all staff are fully trained in all appropriate aspects of e-safety.
Our policy states:
E-safety comprises all aspects relating to children and young people and their safe use of the internet, mobile phones and other technologies, both in and out of College. It highlights the need to educate children, young people, parents, staff and all members of the College community about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.
The internet is an open communications channel, available to all. Applications such as the Web, e-mail, blogs and social networking all transmit information over the fibres of the internet to many locations in the world at low cost. Anyone can send messages, discuss ideas and publish material with little restriction.
These features of the internet make it an invaluable resource used by millions of people every day. Much of the material on the internet is published for an adult audience and some is unsuitable for students. Students must also learn not to publish personal information.
This policy applies to all members of the Eggbuckland Community College community (including staff, students, Governors, volunteers, parents / carers, visitors and community users) who have access to and are users of College ICT systems, both in and out of College.
Principals are empowered, to such extent as is reasonable, to regulate the behaviour of students when they are off the College site. This is pertinent to incidents of cyber-bullying, or other E-safety incidents covered by this policy, which may take place out of College, but are linked to membership of the College.
The College will deal with such incidents within this policy and associated behaviour and anti-bullying policies and will, where known, inform parents / carers of incidents of inappropriate E-safety behaviour that take place out of College.