While students are in our care it is the responsibility of the College to ensure they are protected against adult or harmful online materials. St Edmund’s therefore provides email filtering software called Barracuda and internet filtering software called Smoothwall. These systems are regularly updated to ensure they operate to their full potential and are reviewed annually to ensure we use the best products available.
St Edmund’s have staff that have undertaken CEOP Introduction training which provides an introduction to the work of CEOP, an insight into how young people are using technology and outlines the associated risks and the preventative measures that can be undertaken. Staff have also undertaken the CEOP Ambassador course which provides an in-depth look at the issues children and young people may face in their online life and how professionals can educate them about the opportunities and risks.
CEOP’s ThinkuKnow programme provides a range of free education resources to professionals working with children and young people including films, lesson plans, presentations, practitioner guidance, games and posters. They also provide an excellent selection of resources for parents which can be found by clicking here.