Pupils who enrol with Academy21 find that the internet becomes a part of their everyday lives. And while it is undoubtedly a great resource for every single one of them, it also has risks associated with it. Pupils may be exposed to a number of dangers if they are unaware of these risks, including:

We take internet safety very seriously at Academy21, and have our own E-Safety Officer, Neil Williams, who has been specially trained and accredited by the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) as a CEOP Ambassador and in 2014 will run additional courses to ensure students, local authority and school staff can understand and spot online dangers.

E-Safety Resources

Internet safety and security is paramount at Academy21. Our E-Safety Officer, Neil Williams, is fully accredited Ambassador by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Their website has excellent information, guidance and advice for any pupil or parent worried about online safety.

We recommend their nationally-acclaimed ThinkUKnow scheme, which highlights the importance of online safety and promotes use of the “Report Abuse” button to report illegal or inappropriate behaviour encountered online.

Visit the ThinkUKnow website

The four largest ISPs have teamed up to launch Internet Matters. BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have taken advice from many industry experts including the NSPCC, Childnet and CEOP's Thinkuknow team to create the site which has been designed to offer E-Safety advice to parents and carers.

Visit Internet Matters
Data Protection

Data Protection

Keeping data secure online is not only central to our service, it’s also a legal requirement. Find out more about the data we collect and how we protect it.

Learn more about data protection
Internet Security

Internet Security

Being safe online is a priority at Academy 21, and we take it very seriously. We have some advice and links to help you stay safe while using the Internet.

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Child Protection

Protecting children is key to any online service and Academy21 is no different. We have a robust policy in place for staff, students, mentors and parents.

Read about our Safeguarding Policy