Online Safety

Online safety is about safeguarding the school community in regards to the use of technology and behaviour when using that technology in all its forms. It’s about educating and empowering all users to enjoy the amazing power of technology safely.

At the King Fahad Academy we take several measures to ensure that our pupils are safe when using the technology that is available to them at school.

We have filters and monitoring systems in place, so that no child can access harmful content via our IT systems.

We educate our pupils on the safe use of the internet and related media.

We train our staff about online safety so that they can be well equipped to help the pupils use the technology safely.

There are simple steps parents can take to help their children use technology safely. Please follow the links below for useful advice.

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Tips for Parents

Controls are not a single solution to staying safe online; talking to your children and encouraging responsible behaviour is critical. However, controls are a vital first step to helping to protect your child online, and here seven simple things you can do to use them effectively:

Set up home broadband parental controls
You can find details on how to do this on the providers website. Set controls on your search engine
Encourage your child to always use child-friendly search engines, and activate and lock the safe search settings on the browsers and platforms they use.:

Safe Search Fact Monster Swiggle Make sure every device is protected
Controls should be installed on every device your child uses, such as their mobile phone, tablet and games consoles (both home and handheld). Use privacy settings
Activate the safety measures offered by different sites; social networking sites like Facebook have privacy settings that will help prevent your child seeing unsuitable advertising or sharing too much with other people. Block pop-ups
If you’re worried about your children accessing inappropriate content though accidentally clicking on adverts in pop-ups, follow the advice from BBC Webwise on how to stop these.

Find good sites and agree on them as a family
By talking to your child about their interests you can help them find suitable sites to visit and apps to use. Review these sites as they get older.

Manage their use and access
Children may be very worried that your response to a problem will be to take away their internet access. Whilst this may be an appropriate response in some cases, the threat may be a barrier for a child who needs help. Be aware of this when talking to them about their internet use, and reassure them that they can talk to you or a trusted adult whenever they need to. If your child tells you about cyber bullying or a problem online, please contact a member of the Academy Safeguarding team who will help your child.

You can report online abuse here: