Bullying is when a person or group deliberately intends to cause someone else to feel hurt, distressed, threatened or humiliated.
Bullying is not acceptable
- We want everyone at the Academy to feel safe and secure.
- We believe no one should be bullied in any way.
- Verbal abuse of another pupil is bullying.
- A physical attack on a pupil is bullying.
- We must all make sure bullies never win.
If you, or someone you know, is being bullied:
- Watching and doing nothing supports the bully.
- Tell a member of staff or a member of your family immediately.
You cannot deal with a bully by yourself
- Talk to a teacher, your parents or an adult you can trust.
- Do not give in to demands for money, sweets or anything else.
- Do not try to buy the bully off with sweets or other presents.
Rules for Responsible ICT Use
These rules will keep everyone safe and help us to be fair to others:
- I will only use the Academy’s computers for school work and homework.
- I will only edit or delete my own files and not look at, or change, other people’s files without their permission.
- I will keep my logins and passwords secret.
- I will not bring files into the Academy without permission or upload inappropriate material to my workspace.
- I am aware that some websites and social networks have age restrictions and I should respect this.
- I will not attempt to visit Internet sites that I know to be banned by the Academy.
- I will only e-mail people I know, or a responsible adult has approved.
- The messages I send or information I upload, will always be polite and sensible.
- I will not open an attachment, or download a file, unless I know and trust the person who has sent it.
- I will not give my home address, phone number, send a photograph or video, or give any other personal information that could be used to identify me, my family or my friends, unless a trusted adult has given permission.
- I will never arrange to meet someone I have only ever previously met on the Internet, unless my parent/carer has given me permission and I take a responsible adult with me.
- If I see anything I am unhappy with or I receive a message I do not like, I will not respond to it but I will show a teacher / responsible adult.
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like. Click on our Digital Citizenship Contract to read the Academy rules for responsible IT use.
Links for Children
There are lots of great things to do on the Internet but, you also need to know how to stay safe online and what to do if you come across something you don’t like.
- Think U Know for 5 to 7 year olds - 5, 6 or 7? This website has been set up just for you, to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
- Think U Know for 8 to 10 year olds - showing you what’s good, look at what’s not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
- Kids Smart - gives advice on how to stay safe on the Internet, whatever you are doing including searching for information, playing games, listening to music and entering competitions.
- CBBC Stay Safe: Advice on Internet Safety - includes interactive clips from Tracy Beaker, a Newsround Special and Dongle’s Guide to be SMART.
Links for Parents and Carers
Using the internet can make learning fun, fast and easy. The following sites offer help to keeping you and your child safe online:
- BBC Webwise online safety course - this site gives advice on not only keeping your child safe, but also gives tips on what adults should be doing for themselves too.
- Think U Know - Parents and Carers - produced by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Their site offers really good advice on keeping your child safe online.
- DirectGov Internet Safety – offering advice on Cyberbullying, Social Netwroking, downloading files and online gaming as well as general advice on keeping your child safe online.
- Are you a switched on Parent? - click to find out!
- Keep them safe - free online course to help parents to protect their children against sexual exploitation