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e-Safety

e-Safety is an essential aspect of safeguarding in today's digital age. 

We are thoroughly committed to improving student’s e-safety awareness at Benjamin Britten Academy.

Our Technology Acceptable Use policy is signed up to by all students and staff.

If a student, parent/carer, or member of staff has a concern relating to e-safety students are encouraged to report it.

They can report it directly to the safeguarding team at the academy.

We seek to embed e- safety through our curriculum, assemblies, life lessons and form time. We believe in creating a culture where pupils can self-identify, signpost peers and seek support themselves. All students receive regular advice and input through PSHE and ICT lessons as well as through tutor time. 

The school has robust web filters which record and monitor the online activity of the children within the academy. Children’s online activity may be monitored if they trigger the web filters.  Any inappropriate usage may be a safeguarding concern and actions may be taken if it contravenes the academy’s behaviour policy.             

All concerns must be recorded using the academy’s safeguarding procedures to the Year Team Designated  Safeguarding Lead immediately using the School’s MIS System or pink safeguarding recording form.

All staff are regularly trained in managing and supporting both students and themselves with regards to e-safety as part of their ongoing safeguarding training.

Please look at the following guides to online safety:

 

Where can I go to get support to help keep my child safe online?

 

There is a lot of support available to keep your child safe online. Below are some useful links to help parents and carers:

Ditto

Online Safety Magazine for parents

 

CE-OP

Report abuse through the CE-OP website.

 

Thinkuknow

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know. Learn about online safety when using blogs, chatting etc.
Find out more: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 

 

Gaming 

Gaming Disorder has been added to the World Heath Organisation's classification of diseases; note this is a 'disorder', not an addiction. The clinical conditions say that: 'Gaming disorder is characterised by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour…" manifested by:

Freelance games expert, Andy Robertson, has written an article on the internetmatters.org website that explains 'What you need to know about WHO gaming disorder'.

Here are some signs that there might be a problem and it’s time to get help:

 

Useful links

NHS National Centre for Gaming Disorders 

email ncba.cnwl@nhs.net or call 020 7381 7722

 

Child Exploitation & Online Protection Command (CEOP)

CEOP is part of the National Crime Agency working with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to bring offenders to account. The website facilitates a report function for online sexual abuse, grooming and concerns of inappropriate contact online. 

Reporting: www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-reporting/

Call: 0370 496 7622 (National Crime Agency)

 

Childnet

Childnet works in partnership globally to help make the internet a safe place for children; it provides support, toolkits, videos,  resources and online safety sessions for children and young people.

Call: 020 7639 6967

Email: info@childnet.com 

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