Online Safety

We aim to ensure that all members of our community are able to work in a safe and secure environment, this includes when accessing the internet. John Taylor High School does not accept or tolerate inappropriate use of our ICT network.

We will raise awareness and educate students on safer online practices through ouer Personal Development curriculum including lessons, assemblies and themes of the week. Students will be taught about potential risks, how to report concerns and how to make decisions that will keep them safe online.

At John Taylor High School we have a system which monitors all members of our community when accessing any of our ICT network, it monitors internet records and history, keystrokes and any use of software on any device accessing our network. This system flags up concerns to the DSL and Deputies. Any use of our network, which does not comply with out Acceptable User Agreement will be followed up by staff.

At John Taylor High School we have robust filtering in place to ensure that when member of our community use our school network they are protected from harm and restricted from accessing harmful and risky material online. The DSL takes the lead role in overseeing filtering and monitoring arrangements in school.

Parents can also support staff and students by monitoring their child’s use of social media, checking that they are safe by ensuring privacy settings are appropriate and set to ensure that children can only communicate with people they know, checking the nature of posts made online, paying regard to your child’s digital footprint that is being created when they post online and ensuring that interactions online are not in any way negative. Most social media platforms have age restrictions and we strongly advise parents to pay due regard to these. Where incidents occur, relating to inappropriate use of social media, it may be appropriate for the school to involve external agencies to support children and parents.


Additional Support for Parents

Online Safety


NSPCC Online Safety Help

From setting up parental controls to getting advice, parents can call the helpline on 0808 800 5002.



CEOP- Parent Information

Parent Info is a collaboration between Parent Zone and NCA-CEOP, providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations.



Nude and Semi-Nude Images. The NSPCC have launched a tool to support students with removing inappropriate material from circulation. Please used the link below:


Online Safety - Useful Documents