Digital Safety | SISD

Safeguarding and Digital Safety

Digital safety is one of the crucial parts of safeguarding procedures in a school setting. Using a device in schools with schoolwork adds great value to the next generation citizens, develops a sense of digital identity and promotes knowledge of the new virtual reality that young people now use to interact with the world. Our digital safety policy reflects the importance on the safe use of information systems and electronic communications and a need to educate students and staff about the benefits, risks, and responsibilities of using information technology. 

With the great value comes the great risk. It is therefore essential that as schools we understand the digital space and guide our students with this ever-changing process through self- reflection, awareness, positive personal values, and emotional intelligence. 

Internet access is planned to enrich and extend learning activities and the school has acknowledged the need to ensure that all students are responsible and safe users of the Internet and other communication technologies through. 

  • A secure technical infrastructure that is not open to misuse or malicious attack. 
  • The use of the network / internet / Virtual Learning Environment is regularly monitored.  
  • Digital Citizenship and Digital Safety awareness are a part of the curriculum. It is taught to all students explaining how to stay safe online.  
  • All students sign an acceptable use agreement based on the Acceptable use policy.
  • We are also members of National Online Safety which can be accessed by parents for all information related digital safety and awareness. Please see instructions below.  

Parent Access to National Online Safety

We are delighted to announce our membership with National Online Safety providing resources for all parents and carers.

The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:

  • Online Relationships
  • Fake Profiles & Social Bots
  • Online Bullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Sexual Harassment & Violence
  • Sexting
  • Live Streaming
  • Online Identity
  • Screen Addiction
  • Online Challenges
  • Overspending
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Online Gambling
  • Radicalisation, Terrorism & Extremism
  • Age-Inappropriate Content
  • Copyright & Ownership
  • Hacking
  • Fake News
  • Online Fraud
  • Online Reputation
  • Personal Data
  • Pornography
  • Targeted Adverts & Pop-Ups
  • The Dark Web
  • Games & Trends

To create your account, please click here and complete your details. When you’re set up, you’ll be able to set ‘Parent/Carer’ as your user type.

You can access National Online Safety online via any device- including via our brand-new smartphone app. To download the app, please click here to download it on Apple devices and here on Android devices.

Alternatively, search for ‘National Online Safety’ in the App Store/Google Play Store.

Answers to frequently asked questions and customer service can be accessed here

SISD Online Safety Resources

Various resources for parents regarding online safety

Social media privacy settings

Find out more about how to adjust privacy settings.

A parent guide to help our children navigate the digital world.

What parents can do to help their child navigate the digital world

Where parents can find information on digital safety