Stramongate uses Watchguard as its firewall to mitigate the risks when our children are online. Watchguard uses a continuously updated series of keywords and watchwords to filter the content of the internet from any of the machines within the school system. In addition, we use Fortinet as our ‘Filtering Provider’.
Monitoring checks occur on a fortnightly basis. Computers throughout the school are checked to ensure that the filtering system is working correctly and blocking inappropriate content. We use testfiltering.com to test that our filtering system is working. In addition, we search browsing history to monitor what children have been looking for on the net. These checks are recorded and kept up to date.
E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:
- Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies;
- Sound implementation of e-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use;
- Safe and secure internet provision.
Online Safety Advice
Aimed more towards PARENTS
Aimed towards CHILDREN and PARENTS