E-Safety at SSMS

The Internet is now crucial part of most aspects of 21st century life.  Mobile phones, games consoles, cameras and televisions can also connect to the internet and can be dangerous if not used sensibly.  That is why e-Safety is a vital life skill and an important part of keeping our children safe.

 

At Seaton Sluice Middle School we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of children when using electronical devices both at school and at home.  Computing lessons reinforce the skills needed to use technology safely and how to deal with, seek advice and report any concerns should anything happen to make them feel uncomfortable.  E-safety is embedded throughout all computing lessons.

 

If any parent has any e-safety concerns please contact Mrs K Mason at the school on 0191 2370629.

 

E-Safety Group

Our school has just started an e-safety group comprising of staff, pupils (our e-safety ambassadors) and governors.  This group meets at least three times a year to discuss things such as:

  •          Current issues.
  •          Raising awareness through activities such as Internet Safer Day, newsletters and the school website.
  •          To keep up to date with new developments in the area of e-safety. 
  •          Being approachable to anyone in the school community to report any e-safety concerns to.

 

E-Safety Awareness Evenings

We hold E-Safety awareness evenings annually for parents and local members of the community to provide up to date information and practical advice about keeping children safe when using the internet and mobile technology.

We strongly recommended parents attend the meetings as there is a lot of information given that is important to your child’s safety.

This years session will be held on on Thursday 9 February 6pm to 7pm in the Main Hall at Astley High School to deliver the Safer Internet Day message. The evening will include a presentation from Judith Davis, Community Safety Officer from the Public Health Protection unit of Northumberland County Council. The presentation will cover the current law around social media misuse and how the police and NCC handle the complaints and referrals they receive.

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