ICT and Cybersafety
Highgate School is one of the first schools to be involved in the Department for Education’s pilot project for online filtering in the home environment. This does not replace parent supervision of laptop use at home, but has enabled us to provide increased re-assurance to families that the use of school laptops will be protected and monitored, as far as possible. The school receives alerts of search terms and other usage that occurs at school and at home, with any issues being reported and followed up as required. As a result of this, most social media applications are blocked.
We actively teach students about appropriate online behaviour, as part of our Health and Civics curricular.