Being online is an integral part of children and young people’s lives. Social media, online games, websites and apps can be accessed through mobile phones, computers, laptops and tablets – all of which form a part of children and young people’s online world.
The internet and online technology provide new opportunities for young people’s learning and growth, but it can also expose them to new types of risks.
Digital Safeguarding is an integral part of children’s education in today’s digital world and is embedded in their learning at school.
We also want to help our parents / carers and children improve their own understanding of Digital Safeguarding issues so they can learn to use the internet and all digital media in a safe and secure way.
The Digital Safeguarding Co-ordinator at Ormiston Chadwick Academy is Miss H Lyne who can be contacted directly at [email protected]. Some of the key online safety issues are summarised in our digital safeguarding poster, available to download here.
Ormiston Chadwick Academy has partnered with Safer Schools.
All students receive advice and guidance appropriate to their age as part of the Computing and Personal Development curriculum.
As a student or the parent/carer of a student of Ormiston Chadwick Academy, you can download and use the Safer Schools app totally free of charge. This app is packed full of the latest information about the online world to keep you safe.
Please contact [email protected] for login details.
It is important that children and young people know how to learn, socialise and play online in a safe way.
Please see below for links to advice and guidance from Cheshire Police.
Age restrictions for social media platforms:
It’s important to remember that the legal age to have an account on most social media, such as Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat, is 13 years old.
We also have some top tips on how to prevent cyberbullying online and what to do if you receive any negative or hurtful comments.
Here are some tips to keep you safe and protect your reputation:
Guides to using social media platforms safely from South West Grid for Learning can be found here: https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/checklists/
Each week the national online safety release a new help guide for parents: