E-Safety at WCGS
e-Safety involves the internet and any aspect of online activity. We believe that WCGS has a duty to educate its students and staff to the potential dangers and risks they might encounter online and provide the necessary grounding to ensure that they will act safely and responsibly, learning to recognise when something feels wrong.
An e-Safety concern can involve:
- Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material online
- Contact: experiencing harmful online interaction with others
- Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases
WCGS has a clear, progressive e-Safety education programme for students as part of the Wellbeing curriculum.
Please click on the link below for our e-Safety Policy:
Cyberbullying is not tolerated in any form at Wallington County Grammar School. Incidences of cyberbullying and e-Safety concerns will be dealt with using the School Behaviour Policy.
All students are expected to behave in a manner which keeps both themselves and others safe online. You can view a copy of the Student Acceptable Usage Agreement, which outlines these expectations, here:
Home School Agreement
The E-Safety Ambassador Team
Our E-Safety Ambassadors are trained to offer mentoring and support to students who experience e-Safety concerns. The aims of the e-Safety Ambassadors are:
- To protect and educate students and staff in their use of technology
- To ensure appropriate mechanisms are available to intervene and support any incident where appropriate
- To continue to train and develop an empowered team of student e-Safety Ambassadors
Regular events planned and delivered by the e-Safety Ambassadors include:
- Form time workshops and group discussions
- Curriculum drop down days
- Peer mentoring
- E-Safety Awareness Week
Formerly the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify threats to children and coordinate activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. If you would like to report an online concern you can do so using the Click CEOP link below.
Parentinfo.org is a website with expert information to help children and young people stay safe online.
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