The internet plays a big part in the growth and development of teenagers, and plays an important part in their education. It is extremely important that everybody does what they can to ensure children are safe online, whilst at home and at school, ensuring children are taught how to use the internet correctly and safely.

As parents, carers and teachers, we have an important role in ensuring children are given the tools in order to stay safe online. Doing this will significantly reduce the risk of cyber-bullying, exploitation, and radicalisation. At Atherton High School, we take this responsibility very seriously and we provide curriculum time to educate students on the risks of being online as well as having appropriate filters and systems in place.

“From seeing the head teacher playing football with the children on the yard, to staff sitting with pupils at lunchtime, everyone works together and there’s a strong feeling of belonging to part of something bigger than just a school”

Mrs Doyle