Keeping our children safe online
Internet safety is integral to our ICT curriculum and embedded in our PSHE curriculum. As such it is carefully planned for and age appropriate. Our Esafety policy reflects the importance of using information systems and electronic communication safely.
Staff at BGS recognise the internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages however we also acknowledge that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material and that we have a duty of care to protect our pupils.
We feel it is important to educate our children on the benefits and risks of using information technology while building resilience. Whilst it is impossible to ensure that all pupils will not access such material BGS is taking all reasonable steps to minimise access to unsuitable material.
CEOP - Receive help and advice as well as the option to report any instance of sexual contact or harmful material to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Kidsmart - An award-winning internet safety programme for children.
Know IT All - lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK - Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Childline - ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.