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Our commitment to online safety

Technology and use of the internet and digital platforms are integral to our pupils’ personal, social and educational lives.
 
Milton Abbey is committed to educating pupils to be digitally literate, to recognise and manage risk, and to be resilient online.
 
Milton Abbey also has a duty of care to ensure our technical infrastructure, policies and procedures, and staff training result in as safe as possible an environment at school. You can view all our policies by clicking here.
 
Webinars and training

We hold regular training sessions for staff, students and their parents to keep everyone up-to-date on the latest online safety trends. This recent video for Internet Safety Day 2021 is on the subject of Fake News and Misinformation:
 

Advice for parents

Milton Abbey is also committed to supporting parents in this ever changing digital world. The following online safety resources are suggested if parents wish to find out more about online safety:
 
NSPCC.png A comprehensive website covering all aspects of online safety including:
  • Talking to young people about their online activity and the risks
  • Articles on topics such as bullying, gaming, pornography
  • How to use Parental Controls
The NSPCC also run an advice line, sponsored by O2, available on 0808 800 5002 between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Internet-Matters.png From internet service providers such as BT, Sky, BBC and Google:
  • Material is divided by topic and age
  • Useful information sheets to download
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  • Articles and blogs about all aspects of digital parenting
  • Reviews of popular games and apps
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  • Educational material for parents and carers from the police
  • With separate sites for children of different ages
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  • Gives advice on how to remove inappropriate or illegal content
  • You can also make a report to assist in getting content removed, if you have already reported it to the platform and no action has been taken
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  • Gives parental reviews of lots of games, apps (and also movies)
  • Also available as an app
  • Provided as a link to a useful resource, but we do not endorse the content of any third-party reviews
If you have any specific questions, you can also contact our dedicated Online Safety Coordinator.