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In today’s increasingly technological world, people of all ages spend more time using technology for learning, work and recreation. At Longfield Academy, we embrace technology in our classroom, and use it as a tool to educate and innovate. We also strive to ensure students are well prepared for life beyond the academy, where technology will undoubtedly play a major role.
Online Safety Curriculum
Our students follow a tailored online safety curriculum as part of their tutor times, which will develop their understanding of how to use technology appropriately and safely. We follow the age-related framework devised by the United Kingdom Council for Internet Safety (UKCIS). The framework consists of eight aspects:
- Self image and identity
- Online relationships
- Online reputation
- Online bullying
- Managing online information
- Health, well-being and lifestyle
- Privacy and security
- Copyright and ownership
National Online Safety (NOS)
NOS is an award winning platform that strives to make the internet a safer place for all through education. Here at Longfield Academy, we have subscribed to this platform so that our students, staff and parents/carers are able to access the wealth of resources it provides.
Technology is very fast-changing and we understand that some parents/carers may find it confusing or worrying. At the start of the academic year we write to parents/carers and invite them to create an account with NOS so that they can make full use of the resources available. Parents/carers are invited to contact the school office for a copy of the registration link. In your email, please tell us the name of your child and the year they are in.
You may also be interested in the NOS Parents App.
Other Useful Resources
CEOP Safety Centre
Police website with the facility to report concerns.
CEOP’s education centre with a wealth of resources of young people and their parents/carers.
UK Safer Internet Centre
EU funded website with resources for parents/carers and young people about a range of online issues.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
An organisation dedicated to the prevention of online child sexual exploitation (CSE).
In addition to the above, you may find the following resources useful:
- Internet Matters
- NSPCC Online Safety Guide
- Protecting Children from Online Hate, Extremism and Fake News
- Report Harmful Content