Safer Internet

Dear parents/carers,

After a recent review of our online safeguarding systems, we have decided to purchase an additional advanced web content filtering system called Senso Cloud.

The system extends to all computers in school as well as students personal Chromebooks; this is to ensure that when students take devices away from school, all devices will continue to be protected by Senso Cloud Filter.

This system will continue to appropriately filter and block students from harmful or inappropriate content on the school network servers but in addition, it will do this on all external wifi e.g. when Chromebooks are being used at home connected to your home internet.

All Chromebooks are personal to each student so any ‘blocks’ will be reported immediately back to the system so students can be identified - this is to ensure that the ‘Acceptable User Agreement’ signed by all students and parents/carers is adhered to so we can continue to keep our students safe online. It is also pertinent to ask you to remind your child not to lend their device to anyone else as any inappropriate use will be logged under their username and subsequent action will be taken.

In order to carry out the task of installing this powerful new software, all student Chromebooks in Year 7 to 10 will be collected on Friday 18th February and returned on Monday 28th; Year 11 Chromebooks will be collected in the first week of the spring term to minimise disruption to the half-term holiday exam preparation.

Yours sincerely,

Terry Conway


Staying SAFE online - resources for parents / carers

  • Think U Know – For parents who would like advice on how to take care of their children’s safety and security when using the internet at home.

  • Net-Aware – A guide to social networks used by children. Up to date information on popular apps and games.

  • NSPCC – NSPCC website with advice and videos to share with children about keeping safe online.

  • Childnet – Information about parental controls and gaming.

  • Internet Matters – Site that covers many aspects of internet safety and takes you through setting up parental controls on all gadgets in an easy to follow step by step guide.

  • Safari Internet – Information and advice on internet safety.

  • Everybody Plays – Video gaming site with reviews for parents.

  • Get Safe Online – Online safety advice.

  • Gov UK – A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media by the DfDCMS.

  • Connect Safely – Parents’ guide to Instagram.

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