Online Safety

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From Keeping Children Safe in Education:

The use of technology has become a significant component of many safeguarding issues. Child sexual exploitation; radicalisation; sexual predation- technology often provides the platform that facilitates harm. An effective approach to online safety empowers a school or college to protect and educate the whole school or college community in their use of technology and establishes mechanisms to identify, intervene and escalate any incident where appropriate.

The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable, but can be categorised into three areas of risk:

  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material
  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users
  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm

The Internet and other digital and information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone. Electronic communication helps teachers and pupils learn from each other. These technologies can stimulate discussion, promote creativity and increase awareness of context to promote effective learning. Children and young people should have an entitlement to safe internet access at all times.

At Caedmon, we ensure that children learn how to use these technologies safely by starting our computing curriculum each term with an Online Safety unit of work.

We have offered sessions to support parents in this area and have used agencies such as the NSPCC to support  with this. Regular updates are shared with parents via Parent Mail or our Facebook page.

Please see our Policy page for the Online Safety Policy. 

Useful Resources

Cleveland Police have produced a leaflet with information to help pupils stay safe online. Please click on the link below.

Cleveland Police – Stay Safe Online

Please click on the link below for information from the NSPCC.

NSPCC Share Aware

Please click on the link below for our information leaflet to parents/carers, providing information on online safety.

Social Media

The legal age to have many of the popular social media accounts is 13.  

Reporting Online Abuse

If you have been a victim of online abuse or you are worried about someone else, please click the icon below to report it securely.

CEOP Ambassador

Stacey Downing, Designated Safeguarding Lead, is soon to complete the CEOP Ambassador training. This will allow her to facilitate training for pupils, staff, parents and other members of the school community.


Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.