"With all of the potential that the online world and new technology offers, young people now have access to huge opportunities. They use technology to express themselves, find information, explore, and be creative; it has changed the way they communicate."
Security is taken very seriously and students are taught to use the net constructively, be aware of the benefits and how to stay safe when using the Internet.
Esafety within the Life Skills Curriculum
The Castle School covers the following e-safety areas to ensure that students have an excellent understanding of how to stay safe online and of the dangers of inappropriate use of mobile technology and social networking.
Click here to download The Castle School E-Parenting Guidance - Hints and Tips
The introduction of a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), hosted within school, assists in the ease of communications, transfer of data and the development of personalised learning for the foreseeable future.
Know IT All for Parents CD-ROM is available from Childnet International, we recommend viewing -
The Know IT All for Parents and Carers presentation highlights the gap that exists between children’s real experience online and adult awareness of these experiences. The presentation contains information about positive ways young people are using different technologies, what the risks are to users and it outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.
Should you require further information and advice on technologies used by young people, please visit
where you will find practical advice and methods to help protect both you and your children whilst using the Internet and demystify technologies such as Instant Messenger and Social Networking sites.
The musician Rich Cottell visited our school on Thursday 15th October to deliver an important Esafety message focussed around making friends online. He delivered this in an exciting and engaging way by combining the key message with a number of his recent pop songs. As you are aware Esafety is currently a key safeguarding priority and we hope that this performance effectively added to students’ understanding of how to stay safe online.
To view the video made on the day, click on the link below;