Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

E-Safety

The online dimension brings many positives that support both learning and social interaction. RGS has a comprehensive E-safety Policy that can be viewed here. Parents are encouraged to start and maintain a dialogue with their children with regard to their conduct on line. In school, our internet service has a web filter, Netsweeper, that stops students accessing inappropriate material via the school system. At home, your broadband suppliers will give you the opportunity to add your own protective filtering and there are numerous additional software packages that you can purchase to strengthen this filter should you wish to filter specific sites for your and your child’s safety. Students are taught about safe internet usage as part of their wider safeguarding education and in addition the school also works with outside agencies and trainers, such as CEOP, to bring up wider the students’ understanding.

Should you feel that your child is in immediate danger due to their experiences online then we recommend that you call the police immediately. If you have any concerns that someone has acted inappropriately towards your child online, be it sexual chat, being asked to do something that makes them feel uncomfortable or someone being insistent on meeting up with your child, we recommend that you report it to CEOPs at https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/.

If you want further information about e-safety there are various online resources. Sites that we would recommend include:

The Safer Internet Centre - http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

Vodafone’s parents advice section  -  http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html

The Home Office “Think U Know” website - http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

BBC Webwise - http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/0/