Online Safety

The Arthur Terry School with staff, pupils and parents/carers work together to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.

We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Pupil Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies. We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.

We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s e-safety policy.

We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.

There is also a really useful link on our website called Thinkuknow which gives support to parents / carers and children. The link below takes you to free Parental Control Software.

Microsoft Safer Families Workshops
You can arrange for a Microsoft Safer Families Advisor to visit your place of work and deliver a 30-minute workshop on online safety. The workshop will engage your employees in a discussion around online safety and help guide you through how you can implement online safety measures within your family.

There are Microsoft Safer Families Volunteers based across the UK so please contact us using the link above to let us know you are interested and find out if Microsoft could host a workshop for your employees.

We have produced a series of how-to guides which explain each of the Family Safety functions in Windows 8:

And if you get stuck setting up your new computer, get back on track using the Knowhow tutorials.

Breck foundation
Foundation created on the death of a young man who was groomed by an online predator who killed the 14 year old boy, web site created by the family. Useful web site for avid gamers identifies risks.

The Diana Award
Be Strong Online is a free peer-led programme to empower young people to promote positive on line behaviour in the their schools and communities.

The Diana Award has teamed up with Vodafone to create the Be Strong Online Ambassadors Programme which is part of The Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign. Be Strong Online covers everything from gaming and selfies to privacy, apps and social networking. This programme will be led by young people, as part of a team of Be Strong Online Ambassadors. They will take action and raise awareness by running short sessions on digital issues. They will also promote positive digital online behaviour amongst other young people.

Internet site offering internet safety guidance. Very good web site similar to CEOPS and Internet matters.

Police & Crime Commissioner Survey
Regional Cyber crime Survey

Violence against women and girls newsletter

Violence against women and girls newsletter: winter 2016 (PDF)
The Home Office has published the winter 2016 edition of the violence against women and girls newsletter. This includes up to date information on: the updated domestic violence disclosure scheme guidance; the stalking protection order; the forced marriage unit; the National FGM Centre.

Review of the youth justice system

Review of the youth justice system in England and Wales (PDF)
The government response to Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system (PDF)
Understanding the educational background of young offenders (PDF)
The Ministry of Justice has published the final report of Charlie Taylor’s review of the youth justice system in England and Wales. Key recommendations include: health commissioners and providers in England and Wales should rethink the way that mental health support is provided to children who are at risk; any girl aged under 18 who is arrested should be allocated a named female officer who is responsible for her welfare. The Government’s published response includes: the Home Office is introducing new guidance on arrangements for girls in custody under the age of 18; the government will provide multi-disciplinary enhanced support teams of health and psychology staff who will offer specific evidence-based interventions to address young people’s offending. A related report looks at educational background, attainment outcomes, characteristics and needs of young people aged 10 to 17 years who were sentenced in 2014 in England and Wales.

Rise in children hospitalised for self-harm

The NSPCC reports on an increase in children being hospitalised for self-harm. A Freedom of Information Request to NHS Trusts in England and Wales found that 18,778 children and young people were hospitalised for self-harm in 2015/16, compared to 16,416 in 2013/14. Childline delivered over 18,471 counselling sessions about self-harm in 2015/16, making it one of the most common reasons for children and young people to reach out for support.


October will see the exciting launch of brand new primary school resource, telling the story of Sam, Ellie and Alfie, or ‘Selfie’ as they name their band.

They’re the stars of our new 3-episode animation for 8-10 year olds exploring healthy and unhealthy online behaviours. The films tackle issues around friending, chatting, sharing and privacy online. They help children learn to identify and respond to risks online, and how to get help when they need it. They address both positives and negatives in the role of the internet and digital media in the lives of children this age.

Each film will be supported by a Guidance Pack with detailed session plans and resources to enable you to explore and develop on the learning outcomes with the children you work with, as well as a letter for schools to send home to parents and carers.

To further extend our 8-10s offer, we’ll soon be kicking off the redevelopment of the Thinkuknow web area for this age group, we’ll keep you posted!

Statutory Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Sex and Relationships Education

Chairs’ letter to the Secretary of State regarding the status of PSHE (PDF)
The Chairs of the Commons Select Committees for Education, Women and Equalities, Home Affairs, Health and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have written to the Secretary of State for Education, calling for personal, social, health and economic education (PHSE) and sex and relationships education (SRE) to be made a statutory subject in schools.

WM Now
Crime prevention/ advice/ information service run by The Police, Neighbourhood Watch, The Fire & Rescue Service and Local Authority organisations.

WMNow is the new messaging system, it assists with recording locations of CCTV and provides access to specifically tailored information both in terms of your own homes and the schools.

National service operated by 33 police services

Summary of police guidance on sexting

Police action in response to youth produced sexual imagery (‘sexting’) (PDF)
The NSPCC has published a summary of the College of Policing’s guidance for police in England and Wales responding to cases involving young people who are sexting. Key issues include: the Outcome 21 reporting code can be used to record that a crime has been committed, but that it is not in the public interest to conduct a criminal investigation.

Useful Websites