Online Safety

As your child grows and becomes more independent, it is only natural that they explore, try new things and sometimes take risks - this is an essential part of learning and growing up.

At Frogmore Community College we are extremely positive about the potential that the online world and new technologies offer young people. Children use technology to express themselves, be creative and explore - it has changed the way they communicate.

At Frogmore Community College we firmly believe that students should be given the opportunity to use the resources available to them responsibly and be supported in doing so. We are committed to helping them understand the dangers they face in an online world and have systems in place to support this.  

If a student feels like someone has acted inappropriately towards them online via any form of social media, this should be reported. Each of the main social media applications have 'report abuse' buttons which you can use but you can also contact the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command (CEOP).  Their Think U Know website also provides helpful information and tips.  Both of these websites can be accessed using the links on this page.

As parents and carers, it is your responsibility to help your child be safe and understand their online world.  We aim to support you in this in the following ways:  

  • E-Safety matters are taught as part of the Opening Minds curriculum in Year 7 and in PSHCE and computing in Years 7-11. 
  • We have outside speakers coming to speak to students about online safety matters in assemblies at least once a year. 
  • We liaise closely with the police to deal swiftly with any matters which might have involved criminal activity. 
  • In addition, we may advertise other opportunities for parents to access online safety advice and support.

Please use the useful links below:

A useful information guide for parents and carers regarding 'sexting' can be found here.

Thinkuknow Campaign

CEOP have produced a short film which we recommend you watch:

 

 

Testimonials

  • "You are treated like an adult and are allowed to make your own choices to help improve your learning." Charlie, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the fact that all the teachers know who everyone is and each individual is treated as themselves and are encouraged to be their own person." Katie, Y8
  • "I like that the school is small as it means all the teachers know each student and it makes the school a lot closer." Lara, Y10
  • "The Technology in the school is amazing in my opinion, both the computers and the design technology. There's also a feeling that you can go to any one of your teachers, and tell them how you feel. Which is amazing for everyone here." Reece, Y9
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is all the teachers try their best to make lessons fun and interesting." Christine, Y8
  • "I feel a lot of the time the work I am given in class is not too hard and not too easy. When I finish all my work there is nearly always something else to stretch me." Olivia, Y8
  • "The best thing about Frogmore is the vertical tutor groups because you can help get advice from other years." James, Y8
  • "We’re like a big family and everyone helps each other. " Scarlett, Y7
  • "I make a lot of progress in school because of the teachers. " Georgia, Y9
  • "I can't praise the school and individual teaching staff more highly. Charlie is supported so well both from his perspective and ours as parents. " Parents of Charlie