Online Safety At St Peter's
Students are taught about the use of computers for educational purposes across the curriculum. This includes the best ways to gather reliable and evidence based research, how to validate findings and how to identify and ignore anomalies.
Students are also taught about the specific use of modern technologies in risk taking behaviours through the Personal Development curriculum including the sessions focussed on bullying, tolerance and respect as well as the sex and relationships sessions.
Additional E Safety sessions for students have been run this year with a range of partner agencies so that the message is specific to each year group.
Online Safety Assembly
Every year an Online Safety assembly for all year groups is led by Mike Gregory. This gives students an overview and reminds them of the risks they may face online. This will tie in with Safer Internet Day
Every year in March the top three year groups have a special assembly about sex, relationships and the use of mobile phones and the internet to access pornography and to contact each other.
360 Safe and ParentZone
Ongoing work on gaining E Safety accreditation via 360safe.org and self-accreditation through ParentZone – part of Digital Schools.
ParentZone resources including an online course for parents have been distributed.
Digital Parenting Magazines
Distributed to all students in December.
Online Safety Group
Meet once a half term to develop the schools approach to educating students and other stakeholders about online safety.
Staff at St Peter's have regular training on Online Safety and what to do when concerned about a student. They also receive updates on technology and app trends that may be harmful to our students.
Childnet Digital Leaders
A group of Y10 students are trained to be Digital Leaders and will work with students at St Peter's and in local primary schools to promote positive use of the internet and social media.