At Oakfield we pride ourselves on the support, guidance and online protection we provide for our learners. New technologies have become integral to the lives of learners and young people in today’s society, both within school and their lives outside of school. Our aim is to ensure that learners are able to use digital communication and information technologies appropriately and safely as part of our wider duty of care to our learners. We intend to build learner resilience, confidence and the skills to face and deal with risks which they may be exposed to.
Full guidance of school intervention, producers, and practice can be found in our “Being A Good Digital Citizen Policy”.
School Safety Procedures
All learners, staff and visitors whenever they log onto a network computer on the premises have to accept a User Agreement. The User agreement prompts the safe and sensible use of technology
At Oakfield we use a piece of software called Securus to help protect our children. Securus is the leading online safety solution, protecting students and staff by alerting safeguarding teams to inappropriate or potentially harmful behaviour. Securus helps Oakfield to;
- Comply with keeping children safe in education
- Meet the requirements of the prevent duty
- Conform with Ofsted and ISI guidelines
Links to – Being A Good Digital Citizen
Curriculum – Across all Key Stages learners are given a specific E-Safety programme of study. While Key Stage 3 get in-depth coverage as part of their pathways, KS4 and KS5 complete coursework assignments based on E-Safety topics to keep the importance of digital safety at the forefront of their knowledge and understanding. Most resources used have been created by CEOP as part of their ‘Thinkuknow’ initiative.
Safer Internet Day – Each year Oakfield High School and College have successfully participated in Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is a globally recognised annual event aimed at promoting the safe and responsible use of digital technology by young people. Each February learners participate in a variety of classroom based learning activities to generate discussion, raise awareness of threats and how to overcome them responsibly. Learning outcomes are then shared as printed resources whole school and through the internal TV Network.
During 2016-17, Oakfield explored “The Power Of The Image”. During assembly students took a whole school ‘selfie’ image. Then in ICT lessons learners explored the dangers of sharing the image online, their digital footprint and the safeguarding risks. Learners then created their own posters about what images are suitable and not suitable to be shared on online platforms.
This academic year on 6th February 2018 Oakfield will be participating for a 6th successive year with the focusing being – “Create, connect, share respect: a better internet starts with you” Full details of Safer Internet Day can be found here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day
Anti-Bullying Day – Cyberbullying - Each year for national Anti-Bullying Day, the Creative Technologies & Computing department complete activities on developing online relationships safely and how to report and respond to online bullying. Students create videos, web banners and posters that are shared around school.
Digital Guardian Council - The Digital Guardian Council is an organisation within school made up of the Executive Principal, Head Of School, Head Of ICT, 2 students per year group, parents, governors, teachers, network technicians and pastoral managers, chaired by Mr Ennion, Head Of Creative Technology & Computing. The council meet termly to discuss E-Safety provision, review policy and create engaging strategies to raise awareness of E-Safety concerns for learners.
Parent E-Safety Workshops
Each academic year we are pleased to offer parent training workshops to better support our learners outside of the classroom. Each session is free and allows parents to get specialist training from our Creative Technologies department on how to use online platforms safely, support on how to use the techno
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|14.03.2018||4:00-5:00pm||Digital Footprint + How to protect your personal information online|
|13.06.2018||4:00-5:00pm||Sexting, Grooming + CEOP|
Following the feedback from parents of the usefulness of the weekly E-Safety tips we are pleased to offer a termly newsletter that gets sent home and also accessed here with latest E-Safety developments including skills and guidance on how to stay safe using technology at home.
Autumn 1 E-Safety Newsletter (to be released 6.11.2017)
Each academic year all school staff are given intensive training and support on latest E-Safety threats and how to help protect our learners. This year all school staff will be certified to become CEOP Thinkuknow trainers during 2017-18 as per the CPD calendar.
CEOP – Report Abuse
If a stranger has asked to meet you or do something that makes you feel uncomfortable online then you can report it by clicking the link below