The Internet is an essential element in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. The school has a duty to provide students with quality Internet access as part of their learning experience. Internet use is a part of the statutory curriculum and a necessary tool for staff and pupils. Our E-safety Policy has been written by the school, building on best practice and government guidance. It has been agreed by staff and approved by governors.
The E-safety Policy and its implementation will be reviewed annually.
Pupils will be taught how to use the internet
- The school Internet access is provided by Surrey County through the EasyNet contract and includes filtering appropriate to the age of pupils.
- Pupils will be taught what Internet use is acceptable and what is not and given clear objectives for Internet use.
- Pupils will be educated in the effective use of the Internet in research, including the skills of knowledge location, retrieval and evaluation.
- Pupils will be shown how to publish and present information appropriately to a wider audience.
Pupils will be taught how to evaluate Internet content
- The school will seek to ensure that the use of Internet derived materials by staff and by pupils complies with copyright law.
- Pupils should be taught to be critically aware of the materials they read and shown how to validate information before accepting its accuracy.
- Pupils will be taught how to report unpleasant Internet content e.g. using the CEOP Report Abuse icon or Hector Protector.
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