We teach our scholars to be a good citizen

At Castle Mead Academy, students are encouraged to be aware of school rules and to adhere to classroom codes and conducts. These rules and regulations need to be applied when we go online through a computer, laptop, smartphone, games console or mobile device?


  • Do NOT share photos of other scholars.
  • Be very careful with photos.
  • Do NOT send unkind or hurtful messages.
  • Do NOT respond to unkind or hurtful messages.
  • Think before you post.
  • Be careful with your personal information.
  • Treat strangers online the same way as strangers in the street.
  • If you receive a nasty message, keep it as evidence
  • If you feel that something is wrong tell a parent, member of staff or other trusted adult.

Visit www.saferinternet.org.uk or www.childnet.com to find out more about how you can support Safer Internet Day.

Supporting young people online information and advice for parents and carers.

Follow the link below to report abuse through the CEOP website.

Online Safety Curriculum at Castle Mead Academy

We aim to equip our scholars with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considered and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. We aim to embed teaching about online safety and harms within a whole school approach.

As part of our PSHE curriculum, scholars are taught about online safety and harms. This includes being taught:

  • what positive, healthy and respectful online relationships look like.
  • the effects of their online actions on others.
  • how to recognise and display respectful behaviour online.

This all complements our computing curriculum, which covers the principles of online safety in all years. This includes:

  • how to use technology safely, responsibly, respectfully and securely.
  • where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

There are also other curriculum subjects which include content relevant to teaching scholars how to use the internet safely. For example, in Citizenship our scholars learn:

  • freedom of speech.
  • the role and responsibility of the media in informing and shaping public opinion.
  • the concept of democracy, freedom, rights, and responsibilities.

In Online Safety lessons across years 7-11, scholars are taught:

  • How to evaluate what they see online
  • How to recognise techniques used for persuasion
  • Positive online behaviour
  • How to identify online risks
  • How and when to seek support
  • Online media literacy strategy
  • About harms and risks
  • How to navigate the internet and manage information
    • Age restrictions
    • How content can be used and shared
    • Disinformation, misinformation, malinformation and hoaxes
    • Fake websites and scam emails
    • Fraud (online)
    • Password phishing
    • Personal data
    • Persuasive design
    • Privacy settings
    • Targeting of online content (including on social media and search engines)
  • About harms and how to stay safe online
    • Abuse (online)
    • Online radicalisation
    • Challenges
    • Content which incites
    • Fake profiles
    • Grooming
    • Live streaming
    • Pornography
    • Unsafe communication
  • Wellbeing
    • Impact on confidence (including body confidence)
  • Impact on quality of life, physical and mental health and relationships
    • Online versus offline behaviours
    • Reputational damage
    • Suicide, self-harm and eating disorders

Supporting young people online information and advice for parents and carers.

Follow the link below to report abuse through the CEOP website.