We are committed to the use of computer technologies, and recognise the internet as a valuable tool for learners of all ages.
However, we are aware that computers and the internet do have the potential for inappropriate use and access to undesirable material – a major concern for many parents and carers – and that we have a duty of care to protect our students.
Rockwood Academy students are taught about online safety in structured Personal Development (PD) lessons, where they are actively encouraged to be careful online, and taught ways to keep safe.
The Academy’s internet is restricted, and students cannot access inappropriate sites from our PCs. But we do recognise that these restrictions do not apply at home, in public locations off-site, and on personal devices that bypass our internet.
Here are some links and documents to help you, as parents and carers, to navigate online safety at home:
Additionally, you may find these links useful for monitoring specific elements of your child’s online presence: