C2K network service
This letter updates schools about the internet services now available via C2K and asks all schools that have a second non-C2K provided phone line for broadband use and / or a non C2K network to urgently and critically review this provision.
The following circular reminds schools about their responsibility to have in place an eSafety policy and provides guidance on eSafety in relation to C2k’s Education Network service and also non C2k networks.
Restricting access to inappropriate material
Circular 2011/22 and 2016/27 provide advice and guidance on arrangements for preventing the accessing of inappropriate material on the Internet.
Circular 2016/27 provides a set of guiding principles for keeping pupils and the wider school community safe online and for prioritising online safety within the school’s preventative education curriculum and overall Safeguarding Policy.
Mobile Digital Devices
Circular 2016/26 provides brief guidance to be considered by school leaders who wish to ensure that when mobile digital devices are being introduced into the classroom they are used in the most appropriate and effective ways to support education.
Guidance on safe use of the internet
The guidance is contained on a number of pages within the Department of Education site:
- Management responsibilities in schools
- Code of practice for safe and effective use
- Education in safe and effective practices
- Computer health and safety
- Digital publishing and software licensing
- Social software
- Management information systems
- Child protection
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