Endeavour Academy recognises that the Internet, and access to it via a range of technologies, is an attractive and increasingly integral feature of student’s learning and entertainment.
The Academy recognizes too, that in enabling access to this invaluable resource it has a duty to ensure the students are:
- Safe from inappropriate content in a range of forms and across technologies
- Safe from bullying and harassment of any kind
- Safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of the Academy
- Safe from radicalisation
- Safe from grooming
- Secure, stable and cared for while online
It is the duty of the Academy to ensure that every student in their care is safe, and that the same safeguarding principles should apply to the ‘virtual’ or digital world as would be applied to the Academy’s physical buildings.
We are happy to give guidance to parents and carers on internet filtering and parental controls. We also use many resources that parents and carers may find useful:
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command: www.ceop.police.uk
Part of the National Crime Agency where reports of online abuse can be made. There is also a range of information for children, parents and professionals
Childnet International: www.childnet.com
Tips, resources and advice for young people, parents and teachers
Internet Watch Foundation: www.iwf.org.uk
Provides a hotline to anonymously report online content which is child sex abuse; criminally obscene adult content; or non-photographic child sex abuse images.
Advice for parents and a free helpline
South West Grid for Learning: www.swgfl.org.uk
Provides resources, links and information on online safety
Think U Know: www.thinkuknow.co.uk
Provides online training and resources for parents, children and teachers
UK Safer Internet Centre: www.saferinternet.org.uk
Provides e-safety tips, advice and resources to help young people stay safe on the internet.