The Internet offers today’s young people a multitude of opportunities for both work and play, and at Samuel Ryder Academy we are committed to ensuring that our students develop into positive digital citizens who can confidently and safely make use of new technologies. In school we do our part to keep our students safe by filtering and monitoring their Internet access and by giving e-safety a high profile in assemblies and form-time activities as well as in Life Skills and Computing lessons. In order to further safeguard our young people, school iPads are linked to our management device system which enables us to monitor and control the content downloaded onto the devices.
Of course, this focus is most effective when reinforced at home and the role that parents can play cannot be underestimated. Keeping open lines of communication with your children regarding the threats that may be encountered online is very important, and the resources below should equip you with the knowledge and understanding required to have these conversations.
If you do have any further queries or concerns regarding e-safety then please contact the school.
- A parents' guide to Facebook
- A parents’ guide to Snapchat
- A parents’ guide to Instagram
- A parents’ guide to the latest social media and instant messaging trends (Including Whatsapp, ask.fm, Whisper, Secret, Yik Yak and Meow Chat)
- Herts County Council eSafety – Information on online safety issues for parents
- Thinkuknow – Guide to Internet safety and safe surfing
- Childnet International – A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the Internet a great and safe place for children
- Kidsmart – Learn how to help young people make good decisions when they are online
- Learning disabilities, autism and e-safety: a parents' guide