eSafety at TEMA

Working together between the Academy and parents/carers is essential if we are to raise awareness of eSafety. We encourage parents/carers to get involved with their child’s online world and discuss any issues they are having.

We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which have changed the way we live and learn and which open new opportunities for everyone.

However, we recognise that young people are using an Internet that was not designed with them specifically in mind. We need to work together with the young people and their parents/carers to raise awareness of the risks and the ways to stay safe online so that our students can take advantage of these opportunities without putting themselves in danger. We encourage parents/carers to get involved with their child’s online world and discuss any issues they are having.

What do we provide for our Students?

On arrival at our academy your child will receive a login to our system which connects them to:

  • Filtered access to the Internet
  • An Office 365 account for use in school, at home and as a login identity for educational apps
  • A Google account for use in Google classroom and as a login identity for educational apps
  • A personal email account
  • Space to save documents and files
  • A login to our Virtual Learning Environment (Frog)
  • Lessons on how to use equipment safely and responsibly
  • Monitoring of computer usage (based on the login used)

Expected Behaviour

It would be impossible to document every potential use of ICT equipment in lessons and a list of ‘Acceptable Uses’ would very quickly be out of date. Instead, we teach our students about ‘Unacceptable Use’.

Unacceptable Use is defined as any activity which is; conducted without permission, outside the specific learning aim for that lesson or activity, illegal, considered extreme or radicalising, dangerous or where the equipment is used to make any student, member of staff or member of the public feel uncomfortable or vulnerable.

All students are reminded of their online safety and responsibilities every September and sign an agreement with the school agreeing to use the systems appropriately.

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