E-Safety is an important part of keeping pupils safe at Mayville. We have extensive security measures in place in school, monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any E-Safety incidents are managed in accordance with our Online Safety Policy. E-Safety is taught to all pupils during PSHEE and Computing sessions, examining how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the E-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents discuss with their children about how they can keep themselves and their data safe and behave appropriately online.
Social Media use can be one of the biggest concerns for parents regarding their child's use of the internet. We have sourced some very useful checklists for the most popular networks for you to download and keep.
Internet Matters has some advice to help you make the right choice.
It is important to be realistic – banning a child from using the Internet or other technologies is not the answer, we need to educate our children in their responsible and safe use and ensure that they know who they can speak to if they feel threatened or unsure by anything they come across.
Of Course as parents/carers we want children to take full advantage of what the internet has to offer but we can assist and make sure they are safe by using parental control software .
Reporting an account that has been compromised or fake account can be found using the links below.
Concerned about online grooming or sexual behaviour online?
If you stumble across criminal sexual or obscene content on the internet you should report it to the Internet Watch Foundation
You can find out more about how children use social media, the apps they use, the risks they face, how to use privacy settings, and advice and tips about how to talk to your children at:
Parents are encouraged to use the following links which give useful information to help understand children’s use of technology and what kind of activities they may be taking part in online.