Rida Boys High School is committed to keeping children safe and healthy in its care and the online safety policy operates always under the umbrella of the Safeguarding Policy. The same ‘staying safe’ outcome outlined in Every Child Matters agenda will apply equally to the ‘virtual’ or digital/electronic world of communication.
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/admin system.
The purpose of the online safety policy is 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. Children shall be educated about the benefits and the risks of using technology and controlling their online experience.
If your child has been targeted online, the website Internet Matters offers detailed advice about who to report the incident to. Links to other websites that you may find useful are included below: