The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We expect all of our families, staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment with us.

Here are some policies relating to keeping our children and staff safe in school.

St Margaret’s at Hasbury and Social Media

It is important that all members of St Margaret’s community understand that the use of technology (including social networking, mobile phones, games consoles and other websites) to deliberately threaten, upset, harass, intimidate or embarrass someone else could be considered to be cyberbullying or harassment.

Cyberbullying is just as harmful as bullying in the real world and is not tolerated at this school. We take all instances of cyberbullying or harassment involving any members of our community very seriously as we want members of the community to feel safe and happy both on and offline.

Posting threatening, obscene or offensive comments online can also potentially be considered as a criminal offence and can therefore have serious consequences.

If parents/carers have any concerns or complaints regarding this school, then we would like to request that they be made using the correct and official channels so we can work together to help resolve any concerns that parents/carers may have. The complaints procedure, child protection and safeguarding and behaviour policies are available online via the school website or upon request at the office.

Online safety and our school policies

All our school policies adhere/relate to the schools online safety policy and filtering/monitoring procedures. In school we use the DGfL’s monitoring solution which is provided by E-Safe. E-Safe’s detection technology monitors imagery, words and contextual phrases, during online and offline activity, to identify behaviour which may represent a safeguarding risk or breach of acceptable use policies.