We aim that our pupils are:
• safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
• safe from accidental injury and death
• safe from bullying and discrimination
• safe from crime and anti-social behaviour in and out of school
• secure, stable and cared for.
Much of these aims apply equally to the ‘virtual world’ that children and young people will encounter whenever they use computing in its various forms. For example, we know that the internet has been used for grooming children and young people with the ultimate aim of exploiting them sexually; we know that computing can offer new weapons for bullies, who may torment their victims via websites or text messages; and we know that children and young people have been exposed to inappropriate content when online, which can sometimes lead to their involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour.
It is the duty of the school to ensure that every child in their care is safe, and the same principles should apply to the ‘virtual’ or digital world as would be applied to the school’s physical buildings.
This Policy document is drawn up to protect all parties – the students, the staff and the school and aims to provide clear advice and guidance on how to minimise risks and how to deal with any infringements.
Age Restrictions on Facebook
How do I report a child under the age of 13?
Facebook requires individuals to be at least 13 years old before they can create an account. In some jurisdictions, the age limit may be higher. Providing false information to create an account is always a violation of their Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. This includes accounts registered on the behalf of under 13 year old children by older parties.
If you would like to report an account registered for an underage child to us. We will promptly delete the account of any child under the age of 13 that is reported to us.
Website That Have Valuable E Safety Information:
Please look in the Computing Curriculum for our E-Safety Policy!!