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E-Safety and Acceptable usage

The Heathland School recognises the benefits that can be made to education through the use of
Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Advances in ICT have brought about fresh
challenges enabling us to learn in new and exciting ways. ICT offers us a means of carrying out tasks
to a higher standard more efficiently and, in education, raising standards and streamlining
educational administration.

E-Safety encompasses internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile
telephones and wireless technology. Use of the school’s ICT equipment by any members of the
school community must be in accordance with this policy. Any use which infringes this policy will be
treated very seriously by the School Governing Body.

This policy applies to all members of the school community (including staff, pupils, governors,
volunteers, parents/guardians and visitors) who have access to and are users of school IT systems,
both in and out of school. The school will deal with cyber-bullying or other e-safety incidents
covered within this policy and associated behaviour and anti-bullying policies and will inform
parents/guardians of incidents of inappropriate e-safety behaviour that take place in or out of