eSafety & Safeguarding

E-Safety is an essential element of our school’s Safeguarding commitment and the school recognises the crucial role it has in establishing the ground rules in school for using ICT equipment and the Internet as well as supporting parents and carers to keep their child safe on-line.

You can find a copy of the most recent school e-Safety Policy on our Policies page.

Communication systems such as social networks, blogs, mobile phones and email have become increasingly important in our daily lives and often have important benefits but, as we all know, there are also risks to be considered and evaluated.

Access to the Internet can take place almost anywhere at anytime and it is important that students, teachers and parents are aware of the risks and know how to use modern technologies appropriately and are able to discuss the issues in school, at home and between friends and what actions to take when something goes wrong.

The Netherhall School has integrated eSafety lessons, across the year groups, and this is supplemented by information displayed around school, in assemblies / tutor sessions and in school newsletters to keep awareness and training on key issues current for pupils, staff and parents. This webpage also provides additional support linked to the materials sent out to parents and students during the year. Further information for Parents and Carers, from National Online Safety, can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Further information is below. Please note that The Netherhall School is not responsible for the content of external websites.

CEOP CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, both directly and in partnership with local and international agencies. Follow the link if you or somebody you know of has been, or may be, the victim of on-line harassment, bullying or exploitation.
Childline Childline offers help and advice to children who are worried, concerned or at risk in any way. If you would like to contact an impartial person to discuss any issues that you may be finding difficult, please follow the link or ring the number shown on their site
Internet Watch Foundation Follow the link if you have discovered any offensive websites or obscene content on the internet. The Internet Watch Foundation has the power to shut these sites down. To minimise the availability of potentially criminal internet content specifically:

  • Child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world.
  • Criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK.
  • Non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK
Think U Know Think U Know is an important web site that is aimed at children and their parents/carers to educate all concerned about the potential dangers and risks that currently exist on the internet. It is an important aspect of modern life that parents and carers are aware of exactly what their children have posted on line, what security risks there are and also what site their children are visiting. Please follow the link and spend some time watching the video clips and resources therein.
MIND Follow the link if you would like to make contact with an impartial person to speak to if you, or someone you know of , may be feeling depressed, anxious or suffering from any sort of mental illness. “We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.”
Talk to Frank FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Click on the link below if you have any queries, or are concerned about any one, in relation to drug, alcohol and substance abuse.

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