19 December 2023

Image of Staying Safe Online in the Holidays

19th December 2023


Dear Parents/Carers,


Staying Safe Online in the Holidays: ICT Acceptable Use: Student Policy 2.10

Students should be aware that the school uses a monitoring and filtering system.

You will know from our ICT policy (extract above) that the school uses a monitoring system that monitors the language used, the keywords searched and the sites that students access or attempt to access whilst using any school device, whether in school or at home.

Under normal circumstances this is only monitored by school staff throughout the school day.

We, therefore, would like to remind you of the responsibility that parents and carers have, and the crucial role they should play in discussions regarding internet safety and in monitoring their child’s online activity.

This is particularly important as we approach an extended holiday, when some children may spend an increased amount of time on devices.

The link below will take you to some very practical advice from the NSPCC. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

We will always strive to work closely with families in matters such as these. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the DSLs if you have concerns about your child’s safety online.

Kind regards


M.A. Nutt

Assistant Principal