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Internet and E-Safety

Furness Academy recognises that technology is a big part of modern-day life and our students use ICT both in school and out of it. However, along with the opportunities that ICT offers, it also brings with it problems and risks that all parents and students need to be aware of.

E-safety is of a very high priority at Furness Academy and all students (and staff) receive advice and guidance appropriate to their age and "e-awareness". As well as learning about e-safety in their Personal Development lessons, this is also followed up in ICT lessons and assemblies. 

As part of our commitment to forward-thinking IT, we’re proud to use Impero’s products to help us provide a rich, yet safe, digital learning environment for our students. 

Facebook Links and Resources

Think before you post

It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and write or do something that may seem hilarious at the time. But remember, what you say can really hurt someone, or come back to haunt you. Think before you post. It only takes a second or two. Ask yourself if you really want to say it. Make sure you don’t mind if your friends, classmates or teachers hear about it later. Also remember that any information you post – whether in a comment, a note or a video chat – might be copied, pasted and distributed in ways that you didn't intend. Before you post, ask yourself - would I be OK if this content was shared widely at school or with my future employer? At the same time, we all make mistakes. If you find yourself wishing you hadn’t said or done something, it’s never too late to apologise.

Don’t talk to me anymore

If you ever receive hurtful or abusive messages or posts on your profile page you have options. Depending on how serious the situation is, you can ignore it, ask the person to stop unfriend or block the person, or tell your parents, a teacher, a counsellor or another adult you trust. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect.

Report abusive content

Make sure you always report abusive content—whether it’s on your profile page, or someone else’s. You can also report inappropriate Pages, Groups, Events and fake or impostor profiles. (Remember that reporting is confidential, so no one will know who made the report).

Extra Links and Resources

E-safety tips for Parents of 11-13 Year Olds

E-safety tips for Parents of Teenagers

A Parent's Guide to Instagram

A Parent's Guide to Instagram 2

A Parent's Guide to YouTube

A Parent's Guide to Snapchat

Guide to internet safety and safe surfing for young people from Think U Know


Childnet- a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.


Kidpower, teaching people of all ages and abilities how to use their power to stay safe


CBBC Stay Safe Internet Survival Guide


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