E-Safety

At St.Matthews we take E-Safety very seriously. All computers in schools are protected with internet security (to prevent children accessing and seeing any innapropriate content) as well as monitoring of computer usage, which is reported weekly to our IT Coordinator(s).

All parents are asked to return a signed Acceptable use policy at the beginning of each Academic year alongside our data collection sheets and other documentation. The AUP is a home – school agreement which sets out what St Matthew’s will do and what the parent agrees we expect from our pupils when they are using our IT equipment.

Internet safety is taught in all classes each term and is embedded in the Computing curriculum. This work encompasses a wide range of internet technologies including mobile phones, tablets and games consoles. It highlights the benefits and risks of using such technologies and provides safeguards and awareness for our children to be safe online.

All staff and teaching students have e-safety training.

A good factsheet for Parental awareness of places to report incidents or find information can be found here: Link

For further information on how to keep your child safe online, please visit any of the sites below (These links are to external sites).

Think U Know
Childnet
NSPCC | Online Safety