Online Safety


As with any area of interest for young or vulnerable people, safety has to be considered paramount. E-safety is a complex area as technology provides as many problems as there are solutions. To ensure child protection, good practice is as important as ANY computer aided application.

E-Safety at Kingsdown

At Kingsdown we offer the most advanced and up to date technological opportunities for all of our students. Every student has access to their own 1:1 chromebook device, fast wifi, exposure to classroom interactive panels, VR/ AR, industry standard CAD/CAM packages, 3D printing and more. With all of these opportunities also come the opportunities for misuse or exposure to risks online. For this reason we take online safety extremely seriously and do our utmost to protect and educate all students at kingsdown school.

Acceptable Use Policy - Every student is expected to personally read and sign a contract which they are then expected to also follow. This outlines our expectations of what is acceptable use of any device or service at KDS. This education then extends into our Computer Science curriculum which reinforces these critical e-safety messages and lessons about how to stay safe online.

Filtering and Monitoring - To keep all students safe, we have a very well throughout and regularly reviewed process which automatically blocks targeted harmful content. This allows us to ensure that only approved content is allowed to be accessed by KDS students. To ensure that students are being safe online and respectful digital citizens we are able to monitor students activity through our monitoring system “Impero”. This allows to record all activity and review it when needed.

E-safety at home - To ensure your child is safe both in and out of school, it’s important that you too have an understanding of e-safety. To help with this, below are some useful links to give you more information.

Throughout this page you will find links to external websites that are not maintained by Kingsdown School. We have provided them for your information, but please be aware content may change at anytime.  We cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers.

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