Clee Hill Community Academy believes that the safe use of information and communication technologies in schools and education settings brings great benefits. Recognising online safety issues and planning accordingly will help to ensure appropriate, effective and safer use of electronic communications. This Policy template will help schools and settings to form an online safety (or ‘e-Safety’) policy that is appropriate to their needs and requirements.
- that online safety (e-Safety) is an essential element of safeguarding children and adults in the digital world, when using technology such as computers, tablets, mobile phones or games consoles.
- that the internet and information communication technologies are an important part of everyday life, so children must be supported to be able to learn how to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk and be empowered to build resilience
- that we have a duty to provide quality Internet access to raise education standards, promote achievement, support professional work of staff and enhance management functions.
- that we have a clear duty to ensure that all children and staff are protected from potential harm online.