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Mobiles & Online safety

Mobile Phones

We recognise that mobile phones, including smart phones, are an important part of everyday life for our pupils, parents and staff, as well as the wider school community. Pupils are, therefore, permitted to bring phones to school as long as they keep to these key principles:

  • Phones must be switched off and out of sight during all lessons and pastoral sessions (such as assemblies) unless clearly agreed by a member of staff for a specific educational purpose
  • Phone functions must not be used inappropriately (e.g. taking pictures/video without permission)
  • Social media and messaging should be not be used to upset or harm others in any way

Inappropriate use of mobile phones will be dealt with through the school’s behaviour policy.

NB: The school accepts no responsibility for mobile phones that are lost, damaged or stolen on school premises or transport, during school visits or trips, or while pupils are travelling to and from school.

Online safety

Staying safe online is a crucial part of the school’s PSHE and tutorial programme and we regularly highlight ongoing risks and advice through assemblies and visiting speakers.

Parents and pupils can access useful advice and information by following links to the following websites:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

This contains advice and guidance from CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

An NSPCC resource for parents about the latest risks around online safety and gaming