Devon Hospitals Short Stay School

Online Safety

ICT is an integral part of the way our school works, and is an important resource for pupils, staff, managers, volunteers and visitors. It supports teaching and learning, pastoral and administrative functions of the school.

However, the ICT resources and facilities our school uses also pose risks to data protection, online safety and safeguarding. We ensure that all ICT resources are used responsibly by adhering to data protection legislation, following statutory safeguarding guidance, and embedding online safety into our curriculum. 

 

Policies:

Download our Online Safety/ Internet Acceptable Use Policy here

For other policies related to Safeguarding, please see our Policies page

 

Resources: 

We have put together an Online Safety pack, which you can download here: Online Safety Pack for Parents

 

Webinars:

  • Ofsted have produced this webinar (click here) for schools and parents about online safety, particularly around online grooming. 

 

  • Kooth.com are hosting a free webinar for parents and carers on Monday 6th November 2023, 18:00 - 19:00.

To reserve a spot please follow this link: ParentandCarer webinar: How Kooth Promotes and Supports Staying Safe Online Tickets, Mon 6 Nov 2023 at 18:00 | Eventbrite.

 

Websites:

The sites below include useful resources and information about online safety: