Online Learning Policy

The Link school online safety policy aims to create an environment where learners, staff, parents, governors and the wider school community work together to inform each other of ways to use the Internet responsibly, safely and positively.

The school online safety Policy and agreements apply to all learners, staff, support staff, external contractors and members of the wider school community who use, have access to or maintain school and school related Internet, computer systems and mobile technologies internally and externally.

The school will make reasonable use of relevant legislation and guidelines to affect positive behaviour regarding ICT and Internet usage both on and off the school site. ‘In Loco Parentis’ provision under the Children Act 1989 also allows the school to report and act on instances of cyber bullying, abuse, harassment (including sexual harassment), malicious communication and grossly offensive material; including reporting to the police, social media websites, and hosting providers on behalf of learners.

The online safety policy covers the use of:

  • School based ICT systems and equipment
  • School based intranet and networking
  • School related external Internet, including but not exclusively, extranet, e-learning platforms, blogs, social media websites
  • External access to internal school networking, such as webmail, network access, file-serving (document folders) and printing.
  • School ICT equipment off-site, for example staff laptops, digital cameras, mobile phones, tablets
  • Learner and staff personal ICT equipment when used in school and which makes use of school networking, file-serving or Internet facilities.
  • Tablets, mobile phones, devices and laptops when used on the school site.

 Online Learning Policy – PDF


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777