At Queensmead, using technology is a key element of teaching and learning. Student and staff constantly engage in the use of technological devices in and out of school, learning about E-Safety is a vital life skill. Queensmead is committed to ensuring staff and students alike have the knowledge to safeguard themselves against threats such as viruses, hacking and have an awareness of the dangers of using social media.
E-Safety is built into the curriculum through personal development lessons, assemblies and KS3 Computing Lessons. Queensmead have a number of students who have volunteered to be E-Safety officers for the school. The E-Safety officers offer support to other students who require help, contribute articles to the school newsletter, assemblies and creating resources that are displayed around the school.
Here are a few links to give you more information about E-Safety and how to deal with issues that may arise and how to prevent them. There are also parental guides on use of different social media
Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. It can give information about how to deal with certain issues and resources to show different occurrences that may happen online.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Report issues that happen online with regards to Cyberbullying and other similar problems and get help with dealing with that.
Get Safe Online with free expert advice: Information about protecting your electronic devices and protecting yourself and your children.
Tips for staying safe online, staying safe whilst using a mobile phone, and what to do if you’re being cyberbullied.
Digital citizenship isn’t just about recognizing and dealing with online hazards. Building safe spaces and communities, understanding how to manage personal information and about being safe and understanding on the internet.
Information for parents to help them to understand the issues that may arise from children using the internet unsafely. With tips on how to deal with these issues.
O2 and NSPCC have teamed up to give information to parents about how their child can stay safe on the internet. It has articles on various issues that may arise, and also contact numbers to call for help also.
Online Safety Tips from the NSPCC. Helpful advice and tools that can be used to help keep children safe whenever and wherever they go online.
A guide about instagram so that you know the ins and outs and can ensure your child is using it appropriately.
A guide about Snapchat so that you know the ins and outs and can ensure your child is using it appropriately.
A guide about Facebook so that you know the ins and outs and can ensure your child is using it appropriately.
A guide about Twitter so that you know the ins and outs and can ensure your child is using it appropriately.