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The Hayesbrook School

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Online Safety at The Hayesbrook School: Keeping your child safe

This section of our website is to provide links or direct access to a range of resources to support students, parents and staff. Like all schools, we have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all those involved at Hayesbrook. Schools must take responsibility for supporting and educating the whole school community in order to maintain a safe e-learning environment for all.

At The Hayesbrook School:

  • We take the responsibility of maintaining a safe e-learning environment for all very seriously and recognise the significance of all forms of safeguarding
  • Governors, Staff and students are working to support and educate the whole school community in safer online behaviour both in and out of school.

Risks:

  • Individuals are unaware that activities like bullying that they would not carry out in the real world should not be carried out online.
  • Information and images they would not share with others in the real world should not be shared online.
  • Personal digital devices should not be used to take or share recorded conversations, pictures or videos of others without their expressed permission or in any manner not covered under the Bring Your Own Device Policy.

Throughout the year there will be a number of events, taking place during and after school, for both parents and our students. Please keep an eye out for further details on this site, especially the welcome event for new Year 7 parents in October each year which includes a session on Online Safety.

In February of each year we hold an event about online safety, in conjunction with Kent County Council and Kent Police, called 'Is it worth it'? The feedback from students is always positive and we hope that by educating students and working with parents any e-safety issues will be minimised despite our growing digital footprint.


CEOPs (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre) Thinkuknow

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) works across the UK tackling child sex abuse and providing advice for parents, young people and children about internet safety and online safety. Visit the CEOP website

More detailed information and the facility to report online abuse and get advice is available by visiting www.thinkuknow.co.uk


Further Resources

The following resources provide information for parents on e-safety: