At Wilsthorpe School we are committed to ensuring all members of our school are as safe as possible online.
We regularly monitor our ‘Twitter’ and ‘You Tube’ sites for content. We will take immediate action and measures against any individual who presents defamatory, abusive or offensive material online.
We are fully aware that the future of our students will be reliant on IT and computing.
We, therefore, endeavour to provide our students with the skills and the understanding that are necessary to this aim.
At the same time, the school recognises that it has NO CONTROL over usage of the Internet at home and that we must, therefore, rely on each family unit to contribute towards a truly safe school that is respectful towards ALL members of the school community.
To read our Twitter Policy please click here.
For further Safeguarding information please click here
Wilsthorpe's Social Media Code
The Social Media Code is displayed around the school to remind all pupils how to use Social Media safely and appropriately - both in and out of school. Pupils receive a session about the code in Tutor Time at the start of every school year
UK Safer Internet Centre - Here you can find out the latest advice on how to use the Internet and new technologies safely and responsibly. Also find a range of practical resources, news and events focusing on the safe and responsible use of the Internet and new technologies www.saferinternet.org.uk
Thinkuknow - More information for parents about all things online can be found here.
Most websites have a way for you to ask them to remove ‘content’ – like videos, pictures, comments or profiles – that upsets you. This is called making a ‘report’. For assistance with dealing with issues relating to social media please click here
CEOP - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means they are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.
Digital Parenting is a publication by The Vodafone Foundation. It aims to provide parents with useful information to help them understand the latest technology, parental controls and features available to help keep youngsters safe online. There is a wealth of information ranging including setting parental controls, recommended apps, cyber bullying and guidance in relation to online activities and their impact. The publication is available online here.
Online Radicalisation - There are more and more reports of young British people travelling to join extremist organisations in Syria and Iraq. We are in the middle of a national debate about how to identify young people who have been radicalised and stop them leaving home. But it would be much better to prevent radicalisation in the first place. More information can be found here.
A Parent’s Guide to Technology - Helps parents understand how young people are using smart phones, gaming devices and other Internet-enabled technologies such as the iPod Touch and iPad. It introduces some of the most popular devices, highlighting the safety tools available and empowering parents with the knowledge they need to support their children to use these technologies safely and responsibly. www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/a-parents-guide