The eSafety information provided here is to give parents and students information and advice about the subject of eSafety. The Minster School has an eSafety policy which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
Minster eSafety Policy
National eSafety Code - Zip It Block It Flag It
Zip It - Keep all of your personal information private and do not make it
available so that people who do not know you can access and use it!
Think carefully about what you say and do online!
Block It - Block people who send you nasty messages and don't open links
and attachments that have been sent to you if you do not know
who they are from.
Flag It - Flag up to a responsible adult (parent / carer / teacher)
anything that upsets you or if someone asks to meet you offline!
Click here to read a summary of the Byron Review with regard to online safety issues.
Byron Review (a Safer Digital World)
Digital Safety Code
Byron Report Summary for Children
eSafety will be continually reinforced in school using a variety of mechanisms. Firstly, a virtual assembly will be shown to all students every year. This is supported by work completed in the curriculum for ICT in years 7 and 9 during ICT and Citizenship lessons.
We hope to run parent / carer esafety information sessions and workshops which follow on from our successful event last year.
There are many types of cyber-bullying. Although there may be some of which we are are not aware of yet. The list below details some of the more common forms of cyberbullying.
1. Text messages —that are threatening or cause discomfort - also included here is "bluejacking" (the sending of anonymous text messages over short distances using "Bluetooth" wireless technology)
2. Picture/video-clips via mobile phone cameras - images sent to others to make the victim feel threatened or embarrassed.
3. Mobile phone calls — silent calls or abusive messages; or stealing the victim’s phone and using it to harass others, to make them believe the victim is responsible.
4. Emails — threatening or bullying emails, often sent using a pseudonym or
somebody else’s name.
5. Chatroom bullying — menacing or upsetting responses to children or young people when they are in web-based chatroom.
6. Instant messaging (IM) — unpleasant messages sent while children conduct realtime conversations online using MSM (Microsoft Messenger) or Yahoo Chat – although there are others.
7. Bullying via websites — use of defamatory blogs (web logs), personal websites and online personal “own web space” sites such as Bebo (which works by signing on in one’s school, therefore making it easy to find a victim) and Myspace - although there are others.
If you suspect anything esafety related report it using the button below to get up to date advice.
The following websites offer further advice and guidance regarding issues relating to eSafety.
Another very useful source for information is BECTA. Please look at the information provided by the link below.
This leaflet provided by Blog Safely is also informative for parents. Blog Safety