We take the safety and well-being of our young people very seriously here at Ivel Valley School. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure their safety whilst online.
The school uses the latest internet filtering technology and has regular training sessions for staff. The Designated Safeguarding Lead and the Network Manager work together to create and implement policies and safe practices.
The school has held a number of parent workshops to assist parents and carers who are interested in protecting the young people in their care whilst away from the school premises.
Some of the handouts from the workshops are available here:
YouTube safety factsheet – information about inappropriate children’s videos.
Staying safe on social media and online
The Foundation for people with learning disabilities has published an excellent guide, called Staying Safe on social media and online.
- e-safety fact sheet.
- An e-Safety Fact Sheet for Parents, issued by E-Safety Support.
- Action Fraud alert.
Here are some top tips to prevent online fraud:
- Do not click or open unfamiliar links in emails or on websites.
- Make sure you install and use up-to-date anti-virus software.
- Have a pop-up blocker running in the background of your web browser.
- If you have opened an attachment and ‘enabled macros’ it is very likely that all your personal data will have been breached. You MUST change all your passwords for personal accounts, including your bank accounts.
- Ensure Adobe, Flash and any similar software is up to date on your computer.
If you think you have been a victim of this type of email you should report the email to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre: www.actionfraud.police.uk.
These websites provide information for parents, carers and children: