Child Exploitation and Online Protection:
At West Row Academy, we are keen to ensure our children are safe when accessing the Internet.
We have filters applied by our broadband supplier that protect children from accessing unsuitable material while using the Internet as part of their learning.
Name of Internet Filter Provider: Talk Straight Ltd (trading as School Broadband).
Filter System: Netsweeper (EMAT manage this).
Staff at West Row Academy are trained to identify indicators that a child may be accessing unsuitable material or may be being groomed or exploited online and from time to time, we may call you to talk about something your child may have told us they have done online, so that you can be kept updated.
As well as staff being well-informed about the risks children face online, and of indicators that children may be being exploited, our PSHE and Computing curriculums teach pupils about how to use and enjoy the Internet safely.
These lessons build cumulatively, in line with pupils’ ages, so they get the right information at the right time to keep themselves safe.
We spend time looking at cyber-bullying and ways to ensure pupils can report this and tackle it in a sensible and safe manner.
Should you become worried that your child may be being exploited while they are online at home, you could report it to Child Exploitation and Online Protection known as CEOP using this link.
Visit our eSafety section to find out whom you can talk in school or further resources.