Online Safety

Online Safety

At Driffield School & Sixth Form we pride ourselves on taking a lead in teaching our students how to use new technology safely. We have a number of initiatives to increase student, parent and staff awareness of issues relating to online safety.

All KS3 and KS4 students will receive a number of lessons this year, as part of the ICT curriculum, about how to stay safe in a digital world.  These will be organised around an e-safety topic each term. This year the topics are as follows:

  • Year 7 - Six lessons on how to use the internet for research
  • Year 8 - Twelve lessons on e-safety whereby students create an e-safety website
  • Year 9 - Two lessons on social networking
  • Years 10/11 - Two lessons on social networking

We have established an e-safety noticeboard in the East Building where students can find information about online safety.  We also have a number of leaflets available in school which provide further information for parents and students on specific topics such as social networking and music downloads.

We always focus particularly on e-safety during National Anti-Bullying week in November each year and take the opportunity to highlight all aspects of internet security with students during Safer Internet Day in February.

See the following websites for more information:

We have a well established school e-safety policy which is updated annually and is available on the school website. 

For further information on e-safety issues and guidance on how to avoid online dangers or deal with them if they occur can be found on the following websites:

 If you have any further queries, please contact Debbie Dalton (Assistant Headteacher) at or by telephone on 01377 253631 ext 263.

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