‘Students have outstanding attitudes to learning,
which is primarily as a result of good teaching and very positive relationships across the whole academy.’ Ofsted
‘Students behave very well, show high levels of cooperation, respect and courtesy and work highly effectively with each other and their teachers. This creates a very positive learning environment.’ Ofsted

 

This month the ICT faculty have delivered a number of assemblies and lessons on the theme of e-safety. We all need to be aware of issues of the children’se-safety, that is their safety on the internet, on social messaging sites and when texting using mobile phones. In order to help you to back up this work at home I have copied below some recommended sites for you to visit as parents, and/or with your children, to give you more information and support in dealing with issues around e-safety.
I hope that you find these useful. You can also access the links on our school website:
www.langleyacademy.org

Please also feel free to contact me anytime if you have any queries on the subject of e-safety.
Nisar Ahmed
Head of Faculty

Secondary E-Safety Resources

ThinkUKnow
http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Thinkuknow is a site in which the information is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. On the site visitors can find the latest information on the sites young people like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. There are resources for parents and teachers and, most importantly, a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online.
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CBBC - Stay Safe (Year 7)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/articles/staysafe-facts
CBBC's Stay Safe website invites children to join Dongle the rabbit in learning how to stay safe on the web. The site features a cartoon and quiz, along with a screensaver and wallpaper giving tips on safe surfing. Visitors to the site can also print out Dongle's factsheet reinforcing the SMART rules. The site links to the BBC
ChatGuide website and to several of the organisations providing advice and support to young people, such as Think U Know, Kidsmart and NCH.

Cybersmart
http://www.cybersmart.gov.au/ This site has been created by ACMA - the Australian
Communications and Media Authority. Cybersmart Kids Online provides information on 'smart net surfing for kids and their grownups'. The site gives general tips on staying safe online, using chat and mobile phones, and a quiz. Content in the main information sections is split into three user types – 0-7, 8-12, 13-17, so pupils can be directed to relevant information depending on their age and/or level of understanding.

iKeepSafe.org
www.ikeepsafe.org
iKeepSafe.org teaches the basic rules of e-safety to children and parents. The website uses an animated mascot, Faux Paw the Techno Cat, to teach children the importance of protecting personal information and avoiding unsuitable material on the internet. Children can learn how to safely navigate the internet through a virtual playground, Faux Paw's adventures in story books, an animated video download and educational games. Educational materials, including worksheets and tests, are also available for parents and teachers.

Reporting
It is imperative that any illegal or suspicious contact with a child on the Internet is reported to the police immediately. You will find help and advice at the child exploitation and online protection centre:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk