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Ratified by Governing Body (date):

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Responsibilities of the College Community
3. Acceptable Use Policies (AUP)
4. Learning and Teaching
5. Parents and carers
6. Managing and Safeguarding ICT Systems
7. Using the Internet; email; publishing content online; using images; video & sound; using video conferencing and other online text or video meetings; using mobile phones; using other technologies
8. Protecting College data and information
9. Dealing with e-safety incidents
10. Reference to related documents
11. Further resources
12. Appendix: Extract from DfE document

Introduction

This E-Safety policy recognises our commitment to E-safety and acknowledges its part in the College’s overall Safeguarding policies and procedures. It shows our commitment to meeting the requirements to keep pupils safe in the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda.

We believe the whole College community can benefit from the opportunities provided by the Internet and other technologies used in everyday life. The E-Safety policy supports this by identifying the risks and the steps we are taking to avoid them. It shows our commitment to developing a set of safe and responsible behaviours that will enable us to reduce the risks whilst continuing to benefit from the opportunities. Our expectations for responsible and appropriate conduct are formalised in our Acceptable Use Policies (AUP) which we expect all staff and pupils to follow.

As part of our commitment to E-Safety we also recognise our obligation to implement a range of security measures to protect the College network and facilities from attack, compromise and inappropriate use and to protect College data and other information assets. We have adopted the good practice requirements for all staff which are included in the Bradford Information Security Guidance document.

N.B. for the purposes of clarity and consistency throughout this document the person in College who is taking a lead on e-safety is called the e-safety coordinator.

The persons in College taking on the role of E-Safety coordinators are Inam Laher

Responsibilities of the College Community

We believe that e-safety is the responsibility of the whole College community and that everyone has their part to play in ensuring all members of the community are able to benefit from the opportunities that technology provides for learning and teaching. The following responsibilities demonstrate how each member of the community will contribute.

The Management Team accepts the following responsibilities:
• Identify a person (the e-safety team) to take responsibility for e-safety and support them in their work.
• Ensure adequate technical support is in place to maintain a secure ICT system
• Ensure policies and procedures are in place to ensure the integrity of the College’s information and data assets
• Ensure liaison with the Governors
• Develop and promote an e-safety culture within the College community
• Ensure that all staff and pupils agree to the Acceptable Use Policy and that new staff have e-safety included as part of their induction procedures
• Make appropriate resources, training and support available to all members of the College community to ensure they are able to carry out their roles effectively with regard to e-safety
• Receive and regularly review e-safety incident logs; ensure that the correct procedures are followed should an e-safety incident occur in College and review incidents to see if further action is required
• Take ultimate responsibility for the e-safety of the College community

Responsibilities of the e-safety Coordinator
• Promote an awareness and commitment to E-Safety throughout the College
• Be the first point of contact in College on all E-Safety matters
• Lead the College E-Safety team
• Create and maintain e-safety policies and procedures
• Develop an understanding of current e-safety issues, guidance and appropriate legislation
• Ensure delivery of an appropriate level of training in e-safety issues
• Ensure that e-safety education is embedded across the curriculum
• Ensure that e-safety is promoted to parents and carers
• Ensure that any person who is not a member of College staff , who makes use of the College ICT equipment in any context, is made aware of the Acceptable Use Policy
• Liaise with the Local Authority, the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board and other relevant agencies as appropriate
• Monitor and report on e-safety issues to the e-safety group, the Leadership team and Governors as appropriate
• Ensure that staff and pupils know the procedure to follow should they encounter any material or communication that makes them feel uncomfortable
• Ensure an e-safety incident log is kept up-to-date
• Ensure that Good Practice Guides for e-safety are displayed in classrooms and around the College

Responsibilities of all Staff
• Read, understand and help promote the College’s e-safety policies and guidance
• Read, understand and adhere to the staff AUP
• Take responsibility for ensuring the safety of sensitive College data and information
• Develop and maintain an awareness of current e-safety issues and legislation and guidance relevant to their work
• Maintain a professional level of conduct in their personal use of technology at all times
• Embed e-safety messages in learning activities where appropriate
• Supervise pupils carefully when engaged in learning activities involving technology
• Ensure that pupils are told what to do should they encounter any material or receive a communication which makes them feel uncomfortable
• Report all e-safety incidents which occur in the appropriate log and/or to their line manager
• Respect the feelings, rights, values and intellectual property of others in their use of technology in College and at home

Additional Responsibilities of Technical Staff
• Support the College in providing a safe technical infrastructure to support learning and teaching
• Ensure appropriate technical steps are in place to safeguard the security of the College ICT system, sensitive data and information. Review these regularly to ensure they are up to date
• At the request of the Leadership team conduct occasional checks on files, folders, email and other digital content to ensure that the Acceptable Use Policy is being followed
• Report any e-safety-related issues that come to their attention to the e-safety coordinator and/or leadership team
• Ensure that procedures are in place for new starters and leavers to be correctly added to and removed from all relevant electronic systems
• Ensure that suitable access arrangements are in place for any external users of the Colleges ICT equipment
• Liaise with the Local Authority and others on e-safety issues

Responsibilities of Pupils
• Read, understand and adhere to the pupil AUP and follow all safe practice guidance
• Take responsibility for their own and each other’s safe and responsible use of technology wherever it is being used, including judging the risks posed by the personal technology owned and used by them outside of College
• Ensure they respect the feelings, rights, values and intellectual property of others in their use of technology in College and at home
• Understand what action should be taken if they feel worried, uncomfortable, vulnerable or at risk whilst using technology, or if they know of someone to whom this is happening
• Report all e-safety incidents to appropriate members of staff
• Discuss e-safety issues with family and friends in an open and honest way
• Responsibilities of Parents and Carers
• Help and support the College in promoting E-Safety
• Read, understand and promote the pupil AUP with their children
• Discuss e-safety concerns with their children, show an interest in how they are using technology, and encourage them to behave safely and responsibly when using technology
• Consult with the College if they have any concerns about their child’s use of technology

Responsibilities of Governing Body
• Read, understand, contribute to and help promote the College’s E-Safety policies and guidance as part of the Colleges overarching safeguarding procedures
• Support the work of the College in promoting and ensuring safe and responsible use of technology in and out of College, including encouraging parents to become engaged in e-safety awareness
• Ensure appropriate funding and resources are available for the College to implement their e-safety strategy

Responsibility of any external users of the College systems e.g. adult or community education groups; breakfast or after College club
• Take responsibility for liaising with the College on appropriate use of the College’s ICT equipment and internet
• Ensure that participants follow agreed Acceptable Use Procedures

Acceptable Use Policies
College have a number of AUP for different groups of users.
These are shared with all users yearly and staff and pupils will be expected to agree to them and follow their guidelines. We will ensure that external groups and visitors to College who use our ICT facilities are made aware of the appropriate AUP.

College Acceptable Use Policy documents

Student AUP
Staff – Agreed use of ICT

Teaching and Learning

We believe that the key to developing safe and responsible behaviours online for everyone within our College community lies in effective education. We know that the Internet and other technologies are embedded in our pupils’ lives, not just in College but outside as well, and we believe we have a duty to help prepare our pupils to benefit safely from the opportunities that these present.

We will deliver a planned and progressive scheme of work to teach e-safety knowledge and understanding and to ensure that pupils have a growing understanding of how to manage the risks involved in online activity.

We believe that learning about e-safety should be embedded across the curriculum and also taught in specific lessons in ICT and PSCHE.

We will discuss, remind or raise relevant e-safety messages with pupils routinely wherever suitable opportunities arise.

We will remind pupils about their responsibilities to which they have agreed through the AUP.

Staff and pupils will be reminded that third party content should always be appropriately attributed so as not to breach copyright laws.

How parents and carers will be involved

We believe it is important to help all our parents develop sufficient knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to help keep themselves and their children safe.

To achieve this we will offer opportunities for finding out more information through meetings, the College newsletter and website.

We will ask all parents to discuss the pupil’s AUP with their child and return a signed copy to the College.

We request our parents to support the College in applying the e-safety policy.

Managing and safeguarding ICT Systems

The College will ensure that access to the College ICT system is as safe and secure as reasonably possible.

Servers and other key hardware or infrastructure are located securely with only appropriate staff permitted access. Servers, workstations and other hardware and software are kept updated as appropriate. A firewall is maintained and virus and malware protection is installed on all appropriate hardware and is kept active and up-to-date. Staff have virus protection installed on all laptops used for College activity.

Any administrator or master passwords for College ICT systems are kept secure and available to at least two members of staff, e.g. head teacher and member of technical support.

The wireless network is protected by a secure log on which prevents unauthorized access. New users can only be given access by named individuals e.g. a member of technical support.

We do not allow anyone except technical staff to download and install software onto the network.

Filtering Internet access

Web filtering of internet content is provided by Bradford LA. [N.B.College may have additional filtering installed] This ensures that all reasonable precautions are taken to prevent access to inappropriate material. However it is not possible to guarantee that access to unsuitable material will never occur. Teachers are encouraged to check out websites they wish to use. All users are informed about the action they should take if inappropriate material is accessed or discovered on a computer. Notices are posted in classrooms and around College as a reminder.

Access

The College decides which users should and should not have Internet access, the appropriate level of access and the level of supervision they should receive. There are robust systems in place for managing network accounts and passwords, including safeguarding administrator passwords. Suitable arrangements are in place for visitors to the College who may be granted a temporary log in.

All users are provided with a log in appropriate to their key stage or role in College. Pupils are taught about safe practice in the use of their log in and passwords.

Staff are given appropriate guidance on managing access to laptops which are used both at home and College and in creating secure passwords.

Access to personal, private or sensitive information and data is restricted to authorised users only, with proper procedures being followed for authorising and protecting login and password information.

Remote access to College systems is covered by specific agreements and is never allowed to unauthorised third party users.

Detailed guidance on the protection of sensitive College data and information assets is included in the Bradford Information Security Guidance which forms part of this policy.

Using the Internet

We provide the internet to
• Support curriculum development in all subjects
• Support the professional work of staff as an essential professional tool
• Enhance the College’s management information and business administration systems
• Enable electronic communication and the exchange of curriculum and administration data with the LA, the examination boards and others

Users are made aware that they must take responsibility for their use of, and their behaviour whilst using, the College ICT systems or a College provided laptop or device and that such activity can be monitored and checked.

All users of the College ICT or electronic equipment will abide by the relevant Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at all times, whether working in a supervised activity or working independently,

Pupils and staff are informed about the actions to take if inappropriate material is discovered and this is supported by notices in classrooms and around College.

N.B.Additional guidance for staff is included in the Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff and this is included as part of the College’s E-Safety Policy.

Using email

Email is regarded as an essential means of communication and the College provides all members of the College community with an e-mail account for College based communication. Communication by email between staff, pupils and parents will only be made using the College email account and should be professional and related to College matters only. E-mail messages on College business should be regarded as having been sent on headed notepaper and reflect a suitable tone and content and should ensure that the good name of the College is maintained. There are systems in place for storing relevant electronic communications which take place between College and parents.

Use of the College e-mail system is monitored and checked.

As part of the curriculum pupils are taught about safe and appropriate use of email. Pupils are informed that misuse of email will result in a loss of privileges.

Responsible use of personal web mail accounts by staff is permitted.

N.B.Additional guidance for staff is included in the Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff and this is included as part of the College’s E-Safety Policy.

Publishing content online – E.g. using the College website, Learning Platform, blogs, wikis, podcasts, social network sites

College website:

The College maintains editorial responsibility for any College initiated web site or learning platform content to ensure that content is accurate and the quality of presentation is maintained. The College maintains the integrity of the College web site by ensuring that responsibility for uploading material is always moderated and that passwords are protected.

The point of contact on the web site is the College address, e-mail and telephone number. Published contact details for staff are College provided.

Identities of pupils are protected at all times. Photographs of identifiable individual pupils are not published on the web site and College obtains permission from parents for the use of pupils’ photographs. Group photographs do not have a name list attached.

 

Creating online content as part of the curriculum:

As part of the curriculum we encourage pupils to create online content. Pupils are taught safe and responsible behaviour in their creation and publishing of online content. They are taught to publish for a wide range of audiences which might include governors, parents or younger children. Blogging, podcasting and other publishing of online content by pupils will take place within the College learning platform or other media selected by the College. Pupils will only be allowed to post or create content on sites where members of the public have access, when this is part of a College related activity. Appropriate procedures to protect the identity of pupils will be followed.

We take all steps to ensure that any material published online is the author’s own work, gives credit to any other work included and does not break copyright.

Online material published outside the College:

Staff and pupils are encouraged to adopt similar safe and responsible behaviours in their personal use of blogs, wikis, social networking sites and other online publishing outside College as they are in College.

Material published by pupils and staff in a social context which is considered to bring the College into disrepute or considered harmful to, or harassment of another pupil or member of staff will be considered a breach of College discipline and treated accordingly

N.B. Additional guidance for staff is included in the Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff and this is included as part of the College’s E-Safety Policy.

Using images, video and sound

We recognise that many aspects of the curriculum can be enhanced by the use of multi-media and that there are now a wide and growing range of devices on which this can be accomplished. Pupils are taught safe and responsible behaviour when creating, using and storing digital images, video and sound.

Digital images, video and sound recordings are only taken with the permission of participants; images and video are of appropriate activities and are only taken of pupils wearing appropriate dress. Full names of participants are not used either within the resource itself, within the file-name or in accompanying text online.

We ask all parents to sign an agreement about taking and publishing photographs and video of their children and this list is checked whenever an activity is being photographed or filmed.

For their own protection staff never use a personal device (mobile phone, digital camera or digital video recorder) to take photographs of pupils.

N.B. Additional guidance for staff is included in the Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff and this is included as part of the College’s E-Safety Policy.

Using video conferencing and other online meetings

We use video conferencing to enhance the curriculum by providing learning and teaching activities that allow pupils to link up with people in other locations and see and hear each other. We ensure that staff and pupils take part in these opportunities in a safe and responsible manner. All video conferencing activity is supervised by a suitable member of staff. Pupils do not operate video conferencing equipment, answer calls or set up meetings without permission from the supervising member of staff.

Video conferencing equipment is switched off and secured when not in use and online meeting rooms are closed and logged off when not in use.

All participants are made aware if a video conference is to be recorded. Permission is sought if the material is to be published.

For their own protection a video conference or other online meeting between a member of staff and pupil(s) which takes place outside College or whilst the member of staff is alone is always conducted with the prior knowledge of the head teacher or line manager and respective parents and carers.

N.B. Additional guidance for staff is included in the Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff and this is included as part of the College’s E-Safety Policy.

Using mobile phones

Unauthorised or secret use of a mobile phone or other electronic device, to record voice, pictures or video is forbidden. Unauthorised publishing of such material on a web site which causes distress to the person(s) concerned will be considered a breach of College discipline, whether intentional or unintentional. The person responsible for the material will be expected to remove this immediately upon request.

Using other technologies

As a College we will keep abreast of new technologies and consider both the benefits for learning and teaching and also the risks from an e-safety point of view.

We will regularly review the e-safety policy to reflect any new technology that we use, or to reflect the use of new technology by pupils.

Staff or pupils using a technology not specifically mentioned in this policy will be expected to behave with similar standards of behaviour to those outlined in this document.

Protecting College data and information

College recognises their obligation to safeguard staff and pupil’s personal data including that which is stored and transmitted electronically. We regularly review our practices and procedures to ensure that they meet this basic obligation.

The College is a registered Data Controller under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we comply at all times with the requirements of that registration.

Pupils are taught about the need to protect their own personal data as part of their e-safety awareness and the risks resulting from giving this away to third parties.

Staff are made fully aware of the contents of the Bradford Information Security Guidance for Staff which is included as part of this policy.

Suitable procedures, and where necessary training, are in place to ensure the security of such data including the following:
• When data is copied onto a CD it is encrypted and password protected so that in the event of loss/misplacement data is not compromised.
• All computers or laptops holding sensitive information are set up with strong passwords, Staff are advised to password protect screen savers and screens are locked when they are left unattended.
• Staff are provided with appropriate levels of access to the Colleges management information systems holding pupil data. Passwords are not shared and administrator passwords are kept securely
• Staff are aware of their obligation to keep sensitive data secure when working on computers outside College
• Staff are advised that when they access the school network remotely from their personal computers it is regularly updated with the latest security patches and has an anti-virus installed.
• When we dispose of old computers and other equipment we take due regard for destroying information which may be held on them
• We follow Bradford procedures for transmitting data securely and sensitive data is not sent via emailed unless encrypted
• Remote access to computers is by authorised personnel only
• We have full back up and recovery procedures in place for College data

 

Dealing with E-Safety Incidents

All e-safety incidents are recorded in the College e-safety Log which is regularly reviewed.

Any incidents where pupils do not follow the Acceptable Use Policy will be dealt with following the College’s normal behaviour or disciplinary procedures.

In situations where a member of staff is made aware of a serious e-safety incident, concerning pupils or staff, they will inform the e-safety coordinator, their line manager or head teacher who will then respond in the most appropriate manner. [See First Response Guidance to E-safety Incidents]

Instances of cyber bullying will be taken very seriously by the College and dealt with using the Colleges anti-bullying procedures. College recognises that staff as well as pupils may be victims and will take appropriate action in either situation.

Incidents which create a risk to the security of the College network, or create an information security risk, will be referred to the College’s E-Safety coordinator and technical support and appropriate advice sought and action taken to minimize the risk and prevent further instances occurring, including reviewing any policies, procedures or guidance. If the action breaches College policy then appropriate sanctions will be applied. The College will decide if parents need to be informed if there is a risk that pupil data has been lost.

College reserve the right to monitor and search any technology equipment on the premises, including personal equipment, including when a breach of this policy is suspected.

Dealing with a Child Protection issue arising from the use of technology:

If an incident occurs which raises concerns about Child Protection or the discovery of indecent images on the computer, then the procedures outlined in the Bradford Safeguarding Procedures and Guidance will be followed.

Section 5.1.6 Child Abuse and Information Communication Technology

 

Dealing with complaints and breaches of conduct by pupils:

• Any complaints or breaches of conduct will be dealt with promptly
• Responsibility for handling serious incidents will be given to a senior member of staff
• Parents and the pupil will work in partnership with staff to resolve any issues arising
• There may be occasions when the police must be contacted. Early contact will be made to establish the legal position and discuss strategies

The following activities constitute behaviour which we would always consider unacceptable (and possible illegal):
• accessing inappropriate or illegal content deliberately
• deliberately accessing downloading and disseminating any material deemed offensive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or violent
• continuing to send or post material regarded as harassment, or of a bullying nature after being warned
• using digital communications to communicate with pupils in an inappropriate manner (for instance, using personal email accounts, personal mobile phones, or inappropriate communication via social networking sites)

The following activities are likely to result in disciplinary action:
• accessing inappropriate or illegal content accidentally and failing to report this
• inappropriate use of personal technologies (e.g. mobile phones) at College or in lessons
• sharing files which are not legitimately obtained e.g. music files from a file sharing site
• using College or personal equipment to send a message, or create content, that is offensive or bullying in nature or could bring the College into disrepute
• attempting to circumvent College filtering, monitoring or other security systems
• circulation of commercial, advertising or ‘chain’ emails or messages
• revealing the personal information (including digital images, videos and text) of others by electronic means (e.g. sending of messages, creating online content) without permission
• using online content in such a way as to infringe copyright or which fails to acknowledge ownership (including plagiarising of online content)
• transferring sensitive data insecurely or infringing the conditions of the Data protection Act, revised 1988

The following activities would normally be unacceptable; however in some circumstances they may be allowed e.g. as part of planned curriculum activity or as system administrator to problem solve
• accessing non-educational websites (e.g. gaming or shopping websites) during lesson time

Guidance for staff on the consequences of the misuse of electronic equipment can be found in the document ‘Misuse of electronic communications by staff’

References to related documents:
• Acceptable Use Policies (Pupils, Staff, Visitors and Supply staff, Community users)
• Letter for Parents explaining the AUP and agreement to sign
• Bradford Electronic Communications Guidance for Staff
• Bradford Information Security Guidance for Staff
• First Response Guidance to E-safety incidents
• Misuse of Electronic Communications by Staff
• Practical Guidance for protecting College information
• Guidance for using children’s images and voices in publications and on web sites

Further resources

There is a comprehensive e-safety section available from the YHGfL website www.yhgfl.net
Bradford Ednet E-safety Section :http://www.Bradford-ednet.org.uk/subjects/esafety/index.asp
Appendix
Extract from:
Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with
Children and Young People. DCSF January 2009

Section 12 Communication with Children and Young People (including the Use of Technology)

Communication between children and adults, by whatever method, should take place within clear and explicit professional boundaries. This includes the wider use of technology such as mobile phones text messaging, e-mails, digital cameras, videos, web-cams, websites and blogs. Adults should not share any personal information with a child or young person. They should not request, or respond to, any personal information from the child/young person, other than that which might be appropriate as part of their professional role. Adults should ensure that all communications are transparent and open to scrutiny.

Adults should also be circumspect in their communications with children so as to avoid any possible misinterpretation of their motives or any behaviour which could be construed as grooming. They should not give their personal contact details to children and young people including e-mail, home or mobile telephone numbers, unless the need to do so is agreed with senior management and parents/carers. E-mail or text communications between an adult and a child young person outside agreed protocols may lead to disciplinary and/or criminal investigations. This also includes communications through internet based web sites.

Internal e-mail systems should only be used in accordance with the organisation’s policy.

This means that the organisation should:
• have a communication policy which specifies acceptable and permissible modes of communication

This means that adults should:
• not give their personal contact details to children or young people, including their mobile telephone number and details of any blogs or personal websites
• only use equipment e.g. mobile phones, provided by organisation to communicate with children, making sure that parents have given permission for this form of communication to be used
• only make contact with children for professional reasons and in accordance with any organisation policy
• recognise that text messaging is rarely an appropriate response to a child in a crisis situation or at risk of harm. It should only be used as a last resort when other forms of communication are not possible
• not use internet or web-based communication channels to send personal messages to a child/young person
• ensure that if a social networking site is used, details are not shared with children and young people and privacy settings are set at maximum

Section 27 Photography and Videos

Working with children and young people may involve the taking or recording of images. Any such work should take place with due regard to the law and the need to safeguard the privacy, dignity, safety and well-being of children and young people. Informed written consent from parents or carers and agreement, where possible, from the child or young person, should always be sought before an image is taken for any purpose.

Careful consideration should be given as to how activities involving the taking of images are organised and undertaken. Care should be taken to ensure that all parties understand the implications of the image being taken especially if it is to be used for any publicity purposes or published in the media, or on the Internet. There also needs to be an agreement as to whether the images will be destroyed or retained for further use, where these will be stored and who will have access to them.

Adults need to remain sensitive to any children who appear uncomfortable, for whatever reason, and should recognise the potential for such activities to raise concerns or lead to misunderstandings.

It is not appropriate for adults to take photographs of children for their personal use.
This means that adults should:
• be clear about the purpose of the activity and about what will happen to the images when the activity is concluded
• be able to justify images of children in their possession
• avoid making images in one to one situations or which show a single child with no surrounding context
• Ensure the child/young person understands why the images are being taken and has agreed to the activity and that they are appropriately dressed.
• only use equipment provided or authorised by the organisation
• report any concerns about any inappropriate or intrusive photographs found
• always ensure they have parental permission to take and/or display photographs

This means that adults should not:
• display or distribute images of children unless they have consent to do so from parents/carers
• use images which may cause distress
• use mobile telephones to take images of children
• Take images ‘in secret’, or taking images in situations that may be construed as being secretive.

Section 28 Access to Inappropriate Images and Internet Usage
There are no circumstances that will justify adults possessing indecent images of children. Adults who access and possess links to such websites will be viewed as a significant and potential threat to children. Accessing, making and storing indecent images of children on the internet is illegal. This will lead to criminal investigation and the individual being barred from working with children and young people, if proven.

Adults should not use equipment belonging to their organisation to access adult pornography; neither should personal equipment containing these images or links to them be brought into the workplace. This will raise serious concerns about the suitability of the adult to continue to work with children.

Adults should ensure that children and young people are not exposed to any inappropriate images or web links. Organisation’s and adults need to ensure that internet equipment used by children have the appropriate controls with regards to access. E.g. personal passwords should be kept confidential.

Where indecent images of children or other unsuitable material are found, the police and Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) should be immediately informed. Adults should not attempt to investigate the matter or evaluate the material themselves, as this may lead to evidence being contaminated which in itself can lead to a criminal prosecution.

This means that organisation’s should
• have clear e-safety policies in place about access to and use of the internet
• Make guidance available to both adults and children and young people about appropriate usage.

This means that adults should:
• follow their organisation’s guidance on the use of IT equipment
• ensure that children are not exposed to unsuitable material on the internet
• ensure that any films or material shown to children and young people are age appropriate