Online Safety Statement

"Students have a very good understanding of how to stay safe and of potential risks; they know how to protect themselves against these, including when using the internet."
Ofsted 2015

 

The Belvedere Academy works with staff, students and parents / carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential online safety risks.

We discuss, monitor and review our online safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies. We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of online safety across the whole school curriculum.

We ensure that students are aware of the potential online safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s online safety policy.

We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive online safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good online safety behaviour.

The following website links also provide further guidance for parents / carers on how to support all students and to ensure that they stay safe online.


• CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) (www.ceop.police.uk) delivers a multi-agency service dedicated to tackling the abuse and exploitation of children in the real and ‘e’ world. Often it is referred to as an online 999. By visiting www.ceop.police.uk  students and parents can get advice on a range of issues such as viruses, hacking and dealing with bullying online.

 

Click CEOP – CEOP’s Safety Centre