Online Safety

Pupils and parents - the CEOP button on this page should be used if you have concerns regarding illegal content or activity online.

Online safety is extremely important at St. Francis'. Students will follow a planned programme of age relevant online safety work from Year 7 to Year 13. They will look at how to be safe online in all subject lessons where ICT is used, as well as through form time activities and special assemblies during every year. Topics include: cyber-bullying, online predators and sexting.

We encourage teachers and pupils to use ICT as part of everyday teaching and learning, but as the internet and new technologies are being developed and changed every day it is important that staff, parents and pupils remain vigilant to possible threats and risks.

We have an online safety group made up of staff and pupils which helps to review policies and look at how St. Francis' College supports students to stay safe online.

Students Digital Leaders in our prep and senior school are involved in developing key messages to other pupils through assemblies in the Autumn term each year. They also ensure that online safety reminders are displayed in classrooms across school.

For any information on online safety please contact
Mrs Julia Spence - Deputy Head/Designated Safeguard Lead.