Online Safety

At Avon Valley School we are committed to ensuring that students are safe whilst in the online world. Some of the ways that we ensure they stay safe are listed below:

  • Computing teachers deliver Online safety to all of their students at the beginning of every term in key stage three.
  • Students in key stage four who study both GCSE ICT and Computer Science learn about Online Safety as part of the syllabus.
  • PSHE deliver e-safety in across all year groups.
  • An Online Safety assembly is led by Achievement Leaders to students in their house.
  • Safer Internet Day – Throughout the week that this falls in staff focus on students staying safe by leading assemblies, in tutor time students ‘thought for the week’ and in Computing lessons staff raise the profile of internet safety.
  • The summer term 2016, will see our first online safety meeting for parents/carers.
  • Teachers and support staff receive at least online safety training annually with plans in place to increase this.
  • The school is currently working towards the ‘360 Safe’, e-safety accreditation.

All staff at the School are committed to online safety but the staff and students listed in the Online Safety Group panel comprise the school's Online Safety Group.

If a someone is in danger please report it immediately at ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

Social Media

We recommend that all students, parents/carers and staff should protect themselves online by undertaking the following checks on their social media accounts; please click on the links below. 

Facebook Checklist
Twitter Checklist
Instagram Checklist
Snapchat Checklist
ask.fm Online Safety Guidance
Online Safety Checklist

 

There is some excellent information for students of various ages, for parents and for teachers at thinkuknow.co.uk. The website promotes online safety and highlights how to report inappropriate online behaviour.  For further information regarding online safety, parents and carers should visit https://www.internetmatters.org/hub/expert-opinion/5-keys-to-parenting-in-the-digital-world/.

Useful Safeguarding Links

WCC Safeguarding Children Board
warwickshire.gov.uk/wscb/

Useful Online Safety Links

For Parents

Internet Matters
internetmatters.org
Facebook - Staying Safe Online
facebook.com/stayingsafeonline
Get Safe Online
getsafeonline.org
Childnet
childnet.com
Thinkuknow
thinkuknow.co.uk
WCC Safeguarding Children
warwickshire.gov.uk/wscb

For Students

Thinkunnow
thinkuknow.co.uk
Childnet
childnet.com
AVS Acceptable Use Policy
ICT Acceptable Use Policy
Cyberbullying
warwickshire.gov.uk/wscb/
Newsround Report

For Staff

Childnet
childnet.com