E-Safety in Key Stage 3/4

The safe and effective use of the technology is an essential life-skill.  Unmediated internet access brings with it the possibility of placing students in embarrassing, inappropriate and even dangerous situations. Teachers are bound by a wider duty of care to raise awareness of e-safety issues and the development of an effective e-safety strategy at Key Stages 3 and 4 should involve all stakeholders including support staff, pupils and parents.

Secondary schools in Cambridgeshire can rest assured that pupils in the primary sector will have received e-safety messages through continuous provision and focussed e-safety lessons.Additionally, may of them will have participated in online learning experiences for real- moderated by their teachers. 

As pupils join the secondary sector, their unmediated Internet access brings with it the possibility of placing students in embarrassing, inappropriate and even dangerous situations. Schools in the secondary sector need to continue with a robust approach to e-safety to ensure responsible ICT use and the safety of students.

In consultation with staff, parents, governors and students an approach to e-safety should include policy and appropriate AUPs which should work in conjunction with other school policies including Behaviour, Anti-Bullying and Curriculum planning.

In addition to the planned curriculum, staff will need to be prepared and informed for reactive discussion with individuals or in group tutor situations when an incident occurs or in a situation where a student may be at risk or is a victim of cyberbullying.

Use the following links and resources to support your e-safety agenda: