Beverley High School prides itself on providing a safe learning environment for all pupils. The benefits of the internet and other technologies are tremendous; however the inappropriate use of such technology is becoming a concern.
Over the last two years we have seen an increase in ‘cyber bullying’ which is the misuse of information communications technology (ICT) particularly mobile phones and the internet, to cause pain to others. This is usually as a result of:
Many social networking sites contain instant messaging components that allow users to chat with others and to post statements that ordinarily would not be said in face-to-face conversation. Increasingly we are seeing the results of these ‘conversations’ in school in the form of arguments and bullying situations which are brought to the attention of staff. At Beverley High School pupils are not allowed access to social networking web sites on school computers or any other websites deemed to contain unsuitable material.
We advise parents to
Further advice and guidance can be obtained from:
Thank you for your support and cooperation in keeping our pupils safe. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact a member of the ICT Department or the Well Being Team.
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