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e-Safety

We take e-Safety very seriously at Harris Academy Morden.

The Academy have implemented an e-Safety team to ensure the e-Safety Learning Plan supplements the plans for Safeguarding, curriculum development and pastoral awareness programmes.

To address issues that children experience today regarding the use of social media including the internet, Facebook, chatrooms and new phone technologies. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out how you can support and monitor your child at home.

 

The e- Safety team consists of the following members of staff:

Name

Position

Role

Julian Sparks

Head of School

Review all policies and practices annually.

Deliver staff training and students assemblies

Lynn Edwards

Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Update e-Safety and ICT Policy annually. Provide the direct link between Safeguarding training and student awareness

Randall Wilson

Director of ICT and Computing

Deliver Staff training and student’s assemblies, To contribute to the development and evaluation of our e-safety Learning programme

Schools Police Officer

PC Damian Catherall

To be the e-safety link between school and investigate any concerns that require Police involvement, involving the child and parent/carer at all times, until a conclusion is reached.

Darren Fisher

ICT Technician

To contribute technical advice to the development and evaluation of our e-Safety Learning Programme

 

The Academy e-Safety Team, plan the e-Safety Learning Plan to ensure students receive the latest information to permit safe use of the Internet and Social Media sites.

The e-Safety Learning Plan  is as follows:

Target Group

Activity

Teachers

Annual Safeguarding training – Acceptable use of Social Media

Teachers

Annual e-safety update best practice CPD session

Students

Principal's First Assembly covering:

  • Welcome Back
  • Make the most of the new year
  • Staying safe
  • Speak UP

Students

PSHE Days

 Day 1: 'Our Diversity defines us' Wednesday 11th December 2019

 Day 2: 'It's your future - be there happy and healthy!' Friday 20th March 2020

 Day 3: 'Community connects us' Monday 13th July 2020

Students

Assembly by the Safer Schools Police Officer

  • How to use Social Media and Smart Phones in a safe manner
  • Examples of issues young people face in society
  • Examples of issues the police deal with link to e-safety
  • Understanding the law regarding the use of e-safety
Students
  • ICT Lessons
  • Computer Ethics
  • DPA -  8 principles
  • Internet safety – privacy of content/social media
  • Internet safety –  Cyber bullying
  • Internet safety –  data security /digital fraud / phishing
  • Internet safety - copyright

Parents

Awareness programme to highlight the benefits and concerns of the Internet.

The team review the plans annually and ask for feedback from the student body and parents who attend the parents’ awareness evening.

Throughout the year we have a range of activities to develop staff, student and parent understanding of the internet and safe use.

We deliver the content in the following manner:

  • Two assemblies per year delivered by internal staff
  • One assembly per year delivered by the Safer School Police unit
  • PSHE days focussing on bullying and staying safe in person and on line
  • Group activities as part of the Form Tutor Programme
  • A Parent advice evening

All staff at the Academy receive annual Safeguarding training and a CPD update briefing session to ensure the latest technologies or trends are discussed.

Students are advised to 'Speak Up' if they are concerned in any way to ensure help is received when required.

Students and parents can review our SHARP System for more help or advice as well as visit the link below.

Please ensure you contact the Academy if you would like to discuss e-Safety in greater detail.

Updated guidance for keeping children safe online

We have updated our guidance for parents and carers to keep children safe online. The measures announced over recent weeks to tackle coronavirus (COVID-19), although essential, have disrupted people’s day-to-day lives.

As a result of these necessary measures, almost all of us are likely to be spending more time online, including children. This guidance contains resources for parents and carers to help keep their children safe online.

Support for children:

Support for Carers/Parents:

At Harris Academy Morden we teach students online safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that all carers/parents are aware of the risks and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in their family home.

For any concerns about a child's online safety, there is always someone at Harris Academy Morden to speak to. Please call Harris Academy Morden on: 020 8687 1157 and ask to speak to the faculty Coordinator for your child or Mrs Edwards, Designated Safeguarding Lead. You can also speak to any member of staff.

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
  • Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls
  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
  • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online.

Teaching-online-safety-in-school.pdf

Snapchat- What Parents Need To Know

Academy SHARP System Here

e-Safety_Poster

Remove a nude image shared online | Childline
https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/remove-nude-image-shared-online/

Tix Tock guide for parents

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok

MOMO Guidance for Parents

Momo online safety guide for parents feb 2019

Please see the link below for the poster A to Z of e-safety

https://my.optimus-education.com/sites/optimus-education.com/files/attachments/articles/pcu_e-safety_poster_0.pdf