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31/03/20

Well done Meg - that’s fantastic!

31/03/20

Some more literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/hmiM1Y0JJc

30/03/20

Thank you! 😀

30/03/20

Mr Fisher’s first virtual assembly is now online for all students to watch. Please check Show My Homework for the link. Here’s a photo of our Day School children watching it in the library this morning. https://t.co/tgozmErAZP

27/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Well done Year 7! We made it through the first week! Massively proud of you all for working so hard on your Virtual School work. Sad we can’t all be together for a bit, but it’ll make us even stronger when we return. Have a great weekend. Stay safe. https://t.co/TeHcVdX0GY

26/03/20

We are delighted to share the first issue of our Virtual School Newsletter. This will be emailed to all parents by Mr Fisher later today. Please share it with your children. https://t.co/lJ4KWKNDG7 Thank you to everyone who contributed - please keep those contributions coming. https://t.co/FZZWpn6lOC

25/03/20

Lovely! Thank you! We’ll put this in next week’s newsletter.

23/03/20

Some literature-related films that are on this week https://t.co/3goVxgzKrF

23/03/20

We have seven key worker children attending school today, separated at a safe distance, and four members of staff on site. Thank you to all of our families for making sensible decisions today, helping us to minimise the number of our staff required to travel to school. https://t.co/KpitVrMNTD

23/03/20

Lovely! That looks like a great workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

21/03/20

That’s really great to hear. 👍

21/03/20

Brilliant! That looks like an excellent workspace. Is it ok if we add this to our collection of ‘Virtual School’ photos? We will share them on Facebook and Twitter once a week to show our wonderful students working hard - it might encourage and inspire others.

20/03/20

Fingers crossed

20/03/20

We loved seeing Year 8 today. What a wonderful day of lessons. They all acted with such maturity. There are more photos on our Facebook page. We are immensely proud of all of our students and we will miss them very much. https://t.co/WOAAW1hvVF

20/03/20

Here is today's letter from Mr Fisher. Information about the virtual school is available here: https://t.co/LE9SLMtfew https://t.co/Vrm4kvBjT0

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

Feels really strange not to have you here today Year 7. Remember that all your work for today is on Show My Homework. I’m looking forward to seeing the work you do! Keep safe guys, see you soon! https://t.co/UW6bkJo9Xi

20/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

A sad day today. I’m already really looking forward to the day we get to welcome our amazing students back and this room can be filled with music again. Stay safe everyone. https://t.co/GWipHOAeLG

19/03/20

Retweetd From Steve Duffy

More great stuff from Year 7 today https://t.co/0oyjXD4REz

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Online Safety

The use of technology has become significant not only in our children’s lives, but it has unfortunately become a platform that facilitates harm and therefore is an underlying component of many safeguarding issues. As children mature, they become curious of the Internet and some take risks. It is therefore important that we educate our children on the danger of the Internet and what to do if things go wrong. Therefore, Harris Academy Sutton takes an effective approach to online safety to protect and educate the whole school.

The Risks:

The breadth of issues classified within online safety is considerable, but can be categorised into three areas of risk:

CONTENT: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material;

CONTACT: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users;

and

CONDUCT: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm which falls under the following risks:

  • Child sexual exploitations
  • Radicalisation
  • Sexual predation
  • Cyber-Bullying
  • Plagiarism
  • Illegal downloading
  • Over-sending whilst gaming
  • Insecure privacy settings
  • Sharing inappropriate images

Prevention:

In order to minimise the risk of online safety, Harris Academy Sutton has appropriate filters and monitoring systems in place on our electronic devices. In addition to this, staff undergo regular safeguard training to ensure children are taught about online safety in PSHCE.

Whilst we will continue to safeguard your children in school, there are also a number of ways that you - as parents - can support the safeguarding of our students:

  • Talk about possible concerns and provide your child with safety tips for minimising risk online.
  • Ensure that your child fully understands the dangers of talking to strangers online and the reasons why they should not
  • Reinforce with your child that once information, messages or pictures are posted online, they lose all control of their use or further circulation
  • Make sure your child understands that some activities carried out online are illegal

E-Safety Top Tips:

  • Don't give out personal information such as your address or phone number
  • Don’t send pictures of yourself to anyone, especially indecent pictures
  • Don't open emails or attachments from people you don't know
  • Don't become online ‘friends’ with people you don't know.
  • Never arrange to meet someone in person who you've met online
  • If anything you see or read online worries you, tell someone about it.

Information and Support:

There is a wealth of information available to support schools and colleges to keep children safe online. The following is not exhaustive but should provide a useful starting point:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk

www.disrespectnobody.co.uk

www.saferinternet.org.uk

www.internetmatters.org

www.childnet.com/cyberbullying-guidance

 • www.pshe-association.org.uk

http://educateagainsthate.com/

www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-use-of-social-media-for-onlineradicalisation