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We have several documents discussing E-Safety they can be found below as both articles and downloadable documents*
Considerations on using social networking sites
Social networking sites such as Facebook are widely used and enjoyed by the majority of parents and older children. Unfortunately sometimes these sites are used to publicly discuss matters which may include personal disagreements between pupils at the school, or for parents to vent frustration about school matters.
Comments made on social networking sites about an individual can be considered to be ‘defamatory’ and lead to the onset of legal action being taken against those who made them. It is important to remind users of social networking sites to consider this before posting comments.
Social networking sites are not as ‘private’ as users are led to believe. Careless or inconsiderate use of these sites can cause unnecessary distress to the individuals concerned, or have an adverse impact on the school in general, or both. This is something that the school ideally wishes to avoid happening firstly.
The staff at St John Fisher Catholic College work hard to create a safe and happy environment for its staff and pupils, and need all stakeholders in the school community to support this work.
GUIDANCE FOR PROBLEMS WITH SKYPE
(taken from Skype security tools)
How to use Skype safely
To adjust your privacy settings:
Allow my online status to be shown on the web
Accept Skype browser cookies
Allow Skype to use non-personally identifiable information about me when serving third party adds.
For further information, click Learn more next to each of the settings.
To block a person so they cannot contact you on Skype:
To leave a group IM: Type /leave into a group IM conversation. This removes you from the group. Reporting contacts in Skype for Windows When you get a contact request from someone you would like to block:
To report someone who is sending you instant messages:
Taking Further Action To take action against the person harassing you, please provide us with: • a screenshot of the incident - instructions on how to take a screenshot is below • the harasser's Skype name • any additional information you may have about the contact.
Based on the information that you send us, we will try to identify the abuser and take any appropriate measures.
How can I take a screenshot? A screenshot is a picture of your computer screen that you can take and save on your computer. Screenshots are useful if you want to show someone exactly what you can see on your screen.
This FAQ describes how to take and save a screenshot on Windows, Mac and Linux. Once you have saved the screenshot, you can attach it to an email to send it to others.
Taking a screenshot on Windows
Taking a screenshot on Mac On your keyboard press Command+Shift+3 at the same time. This will take a screenshot of your entire screen and save it to your desktop in .png format.