E-Safety & CyberBullying

E-Safety

Students and staff at St. Augustines are given assemblies and guidance on how to stay safe in the modern world. There are many benefits of modern technology and they can be used for good. However, there are dangers associated with instant communication by image and words and once something is seen or done it is very hard to remove the scars and damage done, so we try to prevent it through awareness.

If you have any concerns about your own, your child’s or someone else or would like to know more about the dangers please follow the links below:

http://ceop.police.uk/

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk  

http://www.childnet-int.org/

Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying is the use of modern communication technologies to embarrass, humiliate, threaten, or intimidate an individual in the attempt to gain power and control over them.” (Glenn R. Stutzky)

Statement & Commitment

St. Augustines’  will not tolerate any form of cyber bullying in any of its forms and are committed to ensuring that all stakeholders including governors, parents, staff, students and visitors know what is not acceptable but also where to get help.

The school  will also endeavour to promote and actively seek out and provide advice, strategies and guidance for staff, students and parents in understanding what constitutes cyber bullying, where to seek help and what behaviour is expected.

Students committing an act of cyber bullying will be dealt with in accordance with the E-Safety,Anti Bullying and  Behaviour Policies and Procedures and each individual will be dealt with according to the  circumstances .

If you are worried about bullying and cyber bullying  please contact the Pastoral Team or email iamworried@hotmail.com.

Useful Links for Parents and Carers:

How to remove postings from FACEBOOK: Facebook and removing posts

https://cybermentors.org.uk/

http://www.childnet-int.org/kia/

http://www.bullying.co.uk/

http://www.bullying.co.uk/schools

Our current Anti Bullying Policy is under review to include cyber-bullying.

St Augustines is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

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