Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy recognises that modern technology brings an endless amount of benefits, advantages and opportunities and is an intrinsic part of modern-day life for everyone. Unfortunately, technology and the internet has also become a significant factor of many safeguarding issues involving young people.
The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable, but can be categorised into four areas of risk, known as the 4Cs:
A detailed summary of online safety issues can be found in the poster below (please click to download):
We strive to protect and educate the whole school community in their use of technology with robust mechanisms to identify, intervene in, and escalate any incident related to online safety. We implement this with a solid educational programme for students, parents/carers and staff, a sound ICT infrastructure, and a wide range of sustained partnerships with external agencies.
As a result of our commitment and effective works around digital safeguarding, we are proud to have been commended as a National Online Safety ‘Certified School’ since 2021.
The Leader of Digital Safeguarding at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy is Mr L Hussey who can be contacted directly using [email protected].
All students receive advice and guidance appropriate to their age as part of the Computer Science and Lessons for Life curriculum areas.
As a student of Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy you can download and use the Safer Schools App totally free of charge. This app is packed full of the latest information about the online world to keep you safe.
Here are some tips to keep you safe and protect your reputation:
Guides to using social media platforms safely from our partners at South West Grid for Learning can be found here: https://swgfl.org.uk/resources/checklists/