Ensuring students’ safety online, and educating them about E-Safety.
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The online world is now an integral part of young people’s lives. Social media, online games, apps and websites are accessed via a range of different devices, providing opportunities for growth and learning, but also exposing young people to risks.
At Ratcliffe College, E-safety forms a fundamental part of our safeguarding measures. We ensure not only that our online procedures keep students safe in school, but also that we educate students and parents about how to stay safe online, both inside and outside of school.
Through assemblies, tutor sessions and PSHCE lessons, students are regularly advised on subjects such as social media and live streaming, and are actively encouraged to participate in discussion of both the benefits and dangers of being online. Helpful information and resources are also regularly shared with parents via a monthly newsletter.
At Ratcliffe College we are proud to have been awarded the Leicestershire Schools’ E-safety Award by the county council, recognising our high level of commitment to E-Safety, embedded across the school community.
We have a clear and regularly updated E-safety policy which can be found here
At Ratcliffe college we have a Staff and a Student E-Safety Committee, and each group meets once per half term. Our Student E-Safety Committee consists of students from each year group, from year 7 through to year 13. During meetings we discuss current issues as well as ideas for initiatives in school. The student committee also plays an integral part in the planning and delivery of our annual E-Safety week.
Each February we dedicate a week to E-Safety, which coincides with Safer Internet Day. During this week we focus on E-Safety in tutor time and PSHCE, run competitions, and the student committee delivers a whole-school assembly.
At Ratcliffe College we also annually host an E-Safety Parent Café, which aims to update and educate parents about current trends and risks, as well as allowing them to raise and discuss any issues or concerns.
Students at Ratcliffe can use firstname.lastname@example.org to report any e-safety concerns. Emails sent to this address are directed to the Deputy Head Pastoral and the Staff E-Safety Committee Chair.
Parent E-Safety Training for parents of students at Ratcliffe College – please click here
Safer Internet Centre twitter link: @UK_SIC