At Brookfield Community School, we take e-safety extremely seriously. We believe that it is the right of all children to feel safe and secure when using technology. We teach children to use the Internet and other technologies safely, and we show them how to behave in an appropriate manner.
It is important to encourage a healthy lifestyle with regard to the use of technology and teach children about the risks of exposure to inappropriate content or too much time in front of a screen and this is reinforced through our computer studies, PSHE curriculum and Personal Development sessions.
All pupils are encouraged and supported to use online platforms safely with consideration for others. Monitoring systems are also in place in school and are extremely effective and all pupils are encouraged to share their experiences and concerns around online activity.
Our E-Safety policy and Acceptable Use Policy hold detailed information about how we ensure our children remain safe in their use of technology. To help support students at Brookfield a Report form has been developed to encourage students to report concerns and this is accessible via the Student Portal. Link here:
Alternatively you can report directly to social media companies by clicking:
Below are useful links to well know sites that are related to digital safety that can offer third party support.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
“CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. CEOP protects children from harm online and offline, both directly and in partnership with local and international agencies.”
Click on the link if you or somebody you know of has been, or may be, the victim of on-line harassment, bullying or exploitation.
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
If you have discovered any offensive websites or obscene content on the Internet. The Internet Watch Foundation has the power to shut these sites down.
If you would like to make contact with an impartial person to speak to if you, or someone you know of, may be feeling depressed, anxious or suffering from any sort of mental illness.
“We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.”
Talk to FRANK
FRANK helps you find out everything you might want to know about drugs (and some stuff you don’t). For friendly, confidential advice, Talk to FRANK. Click on the link below if you have any queries, or are concerned about any one, in relation to drug, alcohol and substance abuse.