Follow the link below to read our online safety policy in the 'policies' section:
We urge all parents to speak to their children, nieces, nephews etc. and other children about what to do if they are frightened by something they see online. If you have a safeguarding concern please speak to the Headteacher or phone Cumbria safeguarding hub on 0333 240 1727 or click on this Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership link.
Useful Tips for Online Safety
Please encourage children to :-
• Talk to a parent/carer/trusted adult if they see anything or hear anything that is scaring them.
• If they are told ‘not to tell their parents’ then that is a green light to go straight to an adult.
• Not to download or accept any unknown contacts on social media or particularly WhatsApp.
Filtering and monitoring of websites used by pupils in our school
Lancaster University Network Services is contracted by Westmorland Council to provide the school's web filtering service. The filtering system used is Fortigate and all adult, illegal, inappropriate content is blocked by default by category which has lists of many millions of sites which are constantly updated. Details of the categories and explanations are here - https://www.fortiguard.com/webfilter/categories.
All activity is logged and reports can be provided to the school on request which would identify individual users. Further information about our logging system can be read here.