Priory School recognises that modern technology is an intrinsic part of modern-day life and our students use ICT extensively both in school and out of it. However, along with the opportunities that ICT offers it also brings with it problems and risks that all students need to be aware of.
E-safety has a very high priority at The Priory School and all students receive advice and guidance appropriate to their age and ‘e-awareness’. As well as learning about e-safety in their ICT lessons, students get more targeted input during assemblies, their tutor programme and Life lessons.
In addition, parents are invited, with their children, to a parents’ evening when risks and safety measures are outlined.
Being safe is also about teaching young people to make the right decisions as they develop independence and start to go out on their own or to be home alone. The resources and links provided on this page offer advice to parents and carers when dealing with setting boundaries and giving responsibility. Parents may also wish to review the information on The NSPCC website related to e-safety.