Online Safety

At The Compass Academy we work to educate our pupils about online safety.

Staff at the academy discuss and teach the pupils about appropriate behaviours and work to enable pupils to remain safe and legal when using the internet and any other related technologies.

We think that pupils need to be provided guidance regarding online safety regularly.

At The Compass Academy we embed online safety throughout the academy and within the curriculum. We believe it is as important to educate the pupils as it is to continually refresh staff on potential online issues and how to remain safe and legal online.

Parental Controls

Smartphones and other devices

Children are using devices at a younger age so it’s important to consider setting controls on their tech, or on any devices that you are letting them borrow from you. We’ve pulled together a number of guides to give you simple steps to set controls on a range of devices.

E-Safety resources for parents

The Compass Academy’s online safety policy is in place to ensure that necessary and relevant measures are embedded to protect pupils and staff who are working with ICT equipment and other technologies.

The policy is to assist school staff working with children to work safely and responsibly with the Internet and other communication technologies and to monitor their own and pupils’ standards and practice.

Our responsibility is to set high expectations for our pupils using communication technologies and to maintain a consistent approach to online safety.

E-Safety Tips for Parents

InternetMatters.org is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.

Advice from the BBC

Laura from The BBC shares her views, hints and tips about internet safety.

KC Parental Internet Settings

KC Parental Controls lets you choose how much of the internet you would like you and your family to see. It’s easy to set up and will help you make sure that your family is safe using the internet in your home.

Know your social media

We would like to provide parents with the information they need to understand their child’s online world and help them keep their children safe online.

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Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.
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Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.
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Instagram is a picture and video sharing app.
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Twitter is a messaging service that lets you post public messages called tweets.
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Pinterest is an online interactive pin board.
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Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send messages, images and videos to friends.
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ROBLOX is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games.
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YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos.
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Be Share Aware –
Keep your child safe online

We tell our children it’s good to share – but online it’s different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. Being Share Aware will help keep your child safe online.

Watch and share a short film and take a look at some straightforward advice that will untangle the web, and give parents confidence in talking to their children about how to stay safe online.


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