Online Safety

At Excellence Girls Academy, we are committed to safeguarding students and staff from any form of potential harm which extends to the use of Information and Communication Technology.

We recognise that the internet plays a vital role in a child’s education and can help enrich and extend learning activities, promote pupil achievement and raise educational standards. The use of the internet also supports the work of staff and helps maintain the school’s management systems.

We aim to maximise the educational benefit and fulfil the obligation of providing quality internet access to children as part of their lifelong learning experience, whilst adopting a safe culture and minimising any associated risks.

We take serious measures to ensure that students and staff are able to use the internet safely through:

  • Having installed systems to filter what students can access on the internet.
  • Students and staff signing our Acceptable Use Policy upon starting at Excellence Girls Academy.
  • Training our staff and teaching our students about e-safety and the risks of using technology and controlling their online experience.

For full information and further details, please refer to our E-Safety Policy and our Safeguarding Policy on our policies page.

For more detailed information regarding how to keep children safe online, please visit the sites below:

CEOP

CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button below.

Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.

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