Digital well-being


Digital well-being

Digital well-being is an important issue for schools, pupils and parents. At Bridgewater we are committed to ensuring that this is addressed to pupils routinely and regularly throughout the school year. Pupils receive a CEOP course in Year 7 and repeated assemblies/PSHE lessons to increase their awareness. We will also run Parents’ Information Evenings as appropriate and will update this part of the website with advise for parents to ensure that you are better equipped to support your sons and daughters.

We have recently amended our e-safety policy (along with a full “360” review of our provision in collaboration with the governing body) and will continue to revise this as appropriate throughout the year. This can be found in the Safeguarding section of this page (entitled Online Safety Policy).

A new platform has come to our attention called YUBO which is being dubbed “Tinder for Teens”.
Here is some information regarding this from National Online Safety:

As the game FORTNITE grows in popularity, here is a handy guide for parents created by the Safer Internet Centre:

..and here’s another from Common Sense Media:

As part of our commitment to Safer Internet Day, here is a new information sheet focused in particular on live streaming:
Live Streaming Ebooklet

Here is a new link regarding the use of the popular online game Roblox:

Here are some useful pdfs which we sent out at Christmas time:
Christmas Online Safety
Supporting Young People Online
Childnet ESafety Factsheet

Here are some links to sites which offer useful advice for parents/carers: