The internet is a great way to discover, create and connect with people. Issues around the safe use of the internet and cyberbullying are few and far between but they do happen, in all walks of life.
Weatherhead proactively promotes e-safety and the prevention of cyberbullying. Bullying in any form has no place at Weatherhead. We have a dedicated E-learning Manager (Miss Parkins) who can advise all staff, students, parents and governors on e-safety issues. Please use the ‘Contact’ tab to get in touch with Miss Parkins with any queries.
In addition to parental controls offered by your internet service provider (ISP), some devices, such as games consoles, tablets and smart phones have additional settings. Please read the Parents’ Guide to Technology produced by the Safer Internet Centre for more information.
Below are some great websites to help students and parents get the most out of technology, use the internet responsibly and to keep you and those you care about safe on the internet.
Staying Safe Online
Advice and resources for parents from setting up parental controls offered by your internet provider to parental guides to new technology.
Find out what’s good and what’s not so good on the internet and what you can do about it.
An interactive internet safety resource. Contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting.
Information and advice to encourage responsible digital citizenship.
Great for children, teachers, parents and carers. Fun games and activities alongside internet safety advice.
Social Networks and Blogs
Parents – understand the positive and creative ways people are using social networking spaces and the potential risks of using these sites and the ways to minimise these risks.
Information about social networking sites and how to use them responsibly, plus advice on preventing and responding to cyberbullying.
Produced by young people. Explores the issues of internet security and protection with explanations, important information and advice on how to protect a computer from viruses, phishing, scams, spyware and trojans.
File Sharing and Downloading
A leaflet developed with the music industry.
A list of legal sites to download music.
Take the quiz and test your knowledge about the law online.