Online Safety

St Philip Howard recognises the changing face of education online and the impact of remote learning.

We consider E-Safety to be a fundamental aspect of educating young people in modern Britain.

At St Philip Howard we place E-Safety at the heart of safeguarding and seek to educate our children in both the positive aspects and risks associated with the online world. Our Acceptable Use ICT policy includes more details regarding the approach the school take in this aspect of the curriculum and our expectations of the students.

E-Safety in our curriculum

St Philip Howard students are taught about online safety as part of the PSHE curriculum and across Computer Science lessons. The academy participates in national initiatives such as the ‘Safer Internet Day’ to promote the safe use of online platforms. As part of our pastoral support, students are educated and supported with regular topical discussion and revisiting of knowledge and understanding of the online world.

E-Safety topics covered in PSHE and Computer Science lessons are age appropriate, and support our students in navigating the online world in a safe and secure environment.

  • Self-image and Identity
  • Online relationships
  • Online reputation
  • Online bullying
  • Managing online information
  • Health, well-being and lifestyle
  • Privacy and security
  • Copyright and ownership

Social Media

At St Philip Howard we aim to promote the positive aspects of social media and support the children in understanding the value in these platforms. We regularly post on our school Facebook and Twitter accounts encouraging, informative and positive messages, celebrating the good work of our school community.

Age restrictions are applied to many social media applications we have included further details below and strongly advise that all parents/carers adhere to these age restrictions for the safety and well-being of their children.

Detailed advice is now available for parents/carers on security measures around access to these sites. This information can be found at The National Online Safety website and the NSPCC Net-Aware website.