Keeping Safe ONLINE
Keeping safe online is becoming increasingly more important and at West Park Academy, we teach children about the benefits of using the Internet alongside the potential risks they could face. We are committed to improving E-Safety at West Park Academy and work along side different agencies and the Local Authority to ensure our practices are up to date.
Support for Parents
There are a range of websites which can provide help and support for you and your child.
The 'Think You Know' website from CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) is an excellent starting place to find information for you and your child about keeping safe online.
The use of social media is constantly changing and it can be very difficult to keep up to date. Family Lives have produced a recent web page which offers information about the latest social media trends to support parents. The 'Internet Matters' website also has excellent up to date information on Social Media use.
At West Park Academy we have the facility for children to anonymously report any issues they may have regarding E-Safety and cyber bullying. This system, known as Confide, allows the children to type a message to a member of staff to report and issue from any computer in school. This facility is only available in school but other issues can be reported externally. We have the email inbox 'firstname.lastname@example.org' for that reason.
In addition, here are some documents, from a range of sources, which offer advice and guidance to parents on how to keep their children safe and secure when they are online at home.