At Hive our main priority is our students safety, not only physically, but online too. Online Safety is a topic which is reviewed at least once a year, with some classes carrying out a sequence of lessons which allow them to understand the dangers and the new potential risks surrounding online activity. Within college we have a CEOP trained Ambassador, Mrs Amber Wood who is the Computing Coordinator, so he is able to deal with any potential problems and is able to give advice to students, staff and also parents. Once a year parents are invited to a parents workshop which allow parents to get an insight of the potential dangers, how to stay safe and useful websites which will allow them to implement a safe environment not only at college but at home.

Where to go to report or talk about things which may have upset you or are a cause for concern:

Childline – A free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything.

UK Safer Internet Centre – A place to report harmful online content.

Internet Watch Foundation – The UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the internet.

True Vision – A website to report online content which incites hatred on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation.

CEOP – A police agency where you can report worrying or unsafe online activity.