At Windhill21 we have certain rules and expectations that not only support the School's ethos and curriculum but also the safety of our pupils. Please see our policies and documents section for the most up to date version of our online safety policy and online safety rules.
We offer annual workshops for our parents and carers, run by a parent who works for the Police. Please see our Calendar for the next workshop.
All pupils are reminded of online safety during their lessons involving ICT equipment and we have special assemblies during online safety week.
On all of the IT suite PC's we have a piece of software called 'Big Red Button' we advise the children that if they see anything that makes them feel uncomfortable then to click the button. This then covers the whole screen with an image and advises them to tell a teacher. If you would like to install this on your home computer then you can download a zipped file here or get the installer file here.
Latest online safety newsletter from Hertfordshire Grid for Learning: Autumn 2018
Other useful websites for parents and carers:
UK Safer Internet Centre - http://saferinternet.org/
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) - https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Vodafone internet safety for parents - http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents.html
UK safer internet centre - http://www.saferinternet.org.uk
Southwest grid for learning (including checklists for social media use) - http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resourcesMet
Childline (including tips from young people and peer support) - https://www.childline.org.uk/Explore/OnlineSafety/Pages/staying-safe-online.aspx
Internet Watch Foundation - can help remove content from websites - https://www.iwf.org.uk/
Herts Grid for Learning - http://www.thegrid.org.uk/eservices/safety/parents.shtml
For assistance in setting up Parental controls on devices and services - https://www.internetmatters.org/parental-controls/
Diana foundation advice magazine - http://vodafonedigitalparenting.co.uk/ (pg28, issue 4)
Bullying UK - http://www.bullying.co.uk/cyberbullying/
Sexting advice for schools http://www.oscb.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/ITEM-04a-Sexting-Booklet-V7_28FEB13.pdf
Southwest grid for learning - http://swgfl.org.uk/products-services/esafety/resources/So-You-Got-Naked-Online/Content/Sexting-Toolkit