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E-Safety

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We are committed to ensure that all of our students are safe when accessing the internet within the academy.

Download our E-Safety Policy (July 2018).

By attending Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, students agree to adhere to the following guidelines:

Network Access Account – Each student is provided with a unique login name which is password protected. Whilst logged in the student must take precautions that no other person uses their terminal. Each student is responsible for any access to the network using their login name and so must keep their password secret. Any misuse that occurs under a login will result in disciplinary action being taken against that student.

  1. Document Storage – Each student is provided with enough storage via google drive, an online storage solution that can be accessed through a computer, tablet or mobile phone. Personal documents including, but not limited to, images, videos, games, audio files etc should not be stored at the academy. Pen Drives or other mobile storage devices should not be used.
  2. Internet – This is provided as an educational tool for student research. Undesirable sites have mostly been blocked. If one is discovered by accident it must be reported to IT Desk (help@cliffparkoa.co.uk) and your ICT Teacher who will block it. Any student who knowingly gains access to an undesirable site or bypasses a block to access a site will face disciplinary action.
  3. Computer Games – There may be times when a teacher will authorise the use of games for academic and/or enrichment purposes, but besides these occasions no computer game playing is permitted in the academy. Students found playing computer games will face disciplinary action.
  4. E-mail – Student e-mail is provided as an aid to learning. Any student who abuses this facility will face disciplinary action. Make sure that only the intended recipients are present in the To and Cc boxes. If received, abusive e-mails should be reported to a member of staff. Abuse includes:
  • Sending or forwarding e-mails containing libelous, defamatory, offensive, racist or obscene content such as bad language, threats, insults etc. or anything that can be construed as bullying.
  • Sending mass e-mails or forwarding chain letters.
  • Sending games, game links or other inappropriate subject matter.

Disciplinary Action

Any abuse of computer facilities will result in a “Consequence” for the student concerned. It may also result in the student having their network account disabled. Serious breaches of this code of conduct could result in more extensive consequences in line with the academy’s Behaviour Policy, including the possibility of exclusion/Permanent Exclusion from the academy.

Please click on the link to download the Norfolk Constabulary’s A-Z guide of Social Media Apps

Information from Norfolk Constabulary regarding sexting can be found here

You can find information on e-safety by visiting www.ceop.police.uk


The NSPCC Are Also Offering The Following Guidance And Resources To Parents:

O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline

Parents are able to call the helpline for advice and support on setting up parental controls, adjusting privacy settings, understanding social networks and more. They can access the helpline for free by ringing 0808 800 5002 or can find more information here- http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

Parent Workshops

From January 2016, we will be working with 02 to provide parent online safety workshops across the UK. Parents or organisations including schools or businesses can register their interest and request for workshops to be held in their area on the NSPCC website- http://www.nspcc.org.uk/fighting-for-childhood/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/online-safety-workshop-sign-up/.

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