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Online Safety Advice for Staff, Parents and Students

Woodford County High School recognises the benefits and opportunities which new technologies offer to teaching and learning. Having access to online information and the opportunities that the digital world can offer has many benefits and for some it plays an important part of our everyday lives.

We provide Internet access to all our staff and students and encourage the use of technologies in all subjects in order to enhance skills and personal development. However, the school acknowledges that the accessibility and global nature of the Internet the different technologies which moves on at such a pace means that there are potential risks and challenges associated with such use ie, being aware of privacy settings, filters and safe usage of social networking sites etc will enable young people to stay protected whilst online.

The school’s approach is to implement appropriate safeguards within the school while supporting staff, parents' and students to identify and manage risk. We believe this can be achieved through a combination of security measures, training, and guidance and through the implementation of our policies.  

As with all bullying, we will not tolerate cyber-bullying and encourage our girls and their parents to report any such issues either to the form tutor or to the school safeguarding officer.

In addition, if there are any concerns in relation to any content which is on the Internet or any persons who may be contacting young people, there is an option to report this online at CEOP click on the image shown below.



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Digital Apps & Social Media

Should you share pictures of your children online?

CEOP’s Jonathan Baggaley, examines the very modern phenomenon of social media ‘sharenting’

YouTube: what parents need to know

YouTube is a modern day phenomenon – a video sharing service owned by Google and enjoyed by millions throughout the world every day.

Under 13s and social media

Most popular social media services don’t allow anyone under 13 to join. Even so, lots of younger children manage to set up accounts. – what you need to know is an online question-and-answer site. Users can ask questions and respond to them, either by text or by posting videos, and they can do this anonymously.


Snapchat is a photo-sharing app with a twist: the images you send disappear seconds after they're viewed – you get to decide how long a photo will 'live,' from one to 10 seconds after it's been seen

Snapchat – what to do if you’re worried

Snapchat is one of thousands of photo sharing apps and it’s not the only one with disappearing pictures (Facebook, for example, had a similar app called Poke).


Instagram is a photo-sharing app with a whole lot of emphasis on the sharing – more like photo-enhanced socializing. It's a way of communicating mainly through images.

ooVoo: everything you need to know

ooVoo is a video chat app: it lets you make video calls, voice calls and send texts.



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