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28/03/24

A DOUBLE WIN for the Year 7 girls. They have now reached the Basketball Cup FINAL!!! A tough day for them having to play 2 matches in 1 day, but the girls dug deep and went out with the determination to win 🙌🏼🏀🎉 pic.twitter.com/7hXD3aERDV

28/03/24

A DOUBLE WIN for the Year 7 girls. They have now reached the Basketball Cup FINAL!!! A tough day for them having to play 2 matches in 1 day, but the girls dug deep and went out with the determination to win 🙌🏼🏀🎉 pic.twitter.com/7hXD3aERDV

08/03/24

We are so proud and honoured to have won ‘Education Institution Of The Year’ for the London Region by 🏀🤩 A massive thank you to Mr Boothe who dedicates a lot of time and hard work into coaching all of our basketball teams ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rbS1dUiel6

08/03/24

We are so proud and honoured to have won ‘Education Institution Of The Year’ for the London Region by 🏀🤩 A massive thank you to Mr Boothe who dedicates a lot of time and hard work into coaching all of our basketball teams ⭐️ pic.twitter.com/rbS1dUiel6

04/03/24

To get ready for literacy week this week we recently rewarded our KS3 TOP READERS with a trip to the British Library in central London where they explored the treasures of British literature! pic.twitter.com/0soVHbgF78

09/02/24

A fantastic end to the week and what an amazing half-term it has been. Lots of sporting achievements to be proud of. Wishing all of our students and families a restful break, we look forward to returning well-rested and ready to kick start another great half-term 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/KPTrgzxnr9

09/02/24

A fantastic end to the week and what an amazing half-term it has been. Lots of sporting achievements to be proud of. Wishing all of our students and families a restful break, we look forward to returning well-rested and ready to kick start another great half-term 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/KPTrgzxnr9

08/02/24

Yr 10 Harris Experience students at the Opera! 🎶🎶🎼 pic.twitter.com/6HAcKJSeQU

30/01/24

Year 10 Food Tech students are making Swiss rolls this week ! 🤩🤩 pic.twitter.com/UkbE8dWi5x

11/01/24

Y12 geographers catching up with a geography celebrity pic.twitter.com/ctg67UISj0

10/01/24

Year 12 geographers have been learning about the regeneration of Boscombe beach front today. Day 1 of 3! pic.twitter.com/Flp5lovq52

20/12/23

The Harris Merton choir sang carols at two care homes today, spreading cheer this pic.twitter.com/x7mmI2vRMj

14/12/23

Our Year 12 & 13 students delivering our food drive collection to Pollards Hill Community Centre. Remembering the importance of charity at this time of the year! 🎄🎅🧑‍🎄 pic.twitter.com/Ji8ZK9gw09

13/12/23

This evening’s Winter Showcase was full of talent, including the choir singing Destiny’s Child and the Orchestra performing What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong pic.twitter.com/i61o279VPA

13/12/23

It was Christmas Dinner today !! 🎄🎅🧑‍🎄🤶 We are so grateful for our amazing team putting on such a delicious spread! pic.twitter.com/qAipGvxJbd

13/12/23

Today’s Cyber Awareness Workshop led by the Cyber Security Team 🙌. 💻 KS3 students learning about what can go wrong , how to stay safe and the different careers in cyber security! pic.twitter.com/s23mS6PwXq

12/12/23

Empowering Moments: Capturing the essence of our Prefect Election Assemblies, where current leaders inspire and future leaders share their vision! pic.twitter.com/4mF2m2R8Hg

12/12/23

🏆 YR 8/9 GIRLS MERTON BOROUGH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS 🏆 So proud of our girls during the tournament who were undefeated. The girls will now go on to represent Merton at the 🏀⛹🏽‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/3RRsl1w73T

12/12/23

🏆 YR 8/9 GIRLS MERTON BOROUGH BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS 🏆 So proud of our girls during the tournament who were undefeated. The girls will now go on to represent Merton at the 🏀⛹🏽‍♀️ pic.twitter.com/3RRsl1w73T

11/12/23

Our Yr 11 Artists are exploring key themes and print making! 🤩 pic.twitter.com/a4zQvsBOfk

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Online Safety

The Academy online safety co-ordinators are Mrs Simpson (DSL) and Mr Henry (Vice Principal).

Other members of the online safety team, are:

  • Ms Samad (Principal and DSL)
  • Mr West (Assistant Principal, Sixth Form)
  • Ms Umanithan (Head of Computer Science)

The Academy has an e-Safety policy which explains how we try to keep students safe at the Academy and how we respond to online safety incidents. Online safety is taught through the Statutory Guidance to Relationships, education and sex education (RSHE) and health education (2021)  and Computer Science curriculum in conjunction with Teaching online safety in school (2021) guidance.

 

Monitoring online activity 

We monitor students' use of the internet by using filters and monitoring systems (Securus). Securus is monitoring software that can monitor a wide range of devices. It monitors against an inbuilt library of keywords and phrases organised into categories with each one given a default severity rating. 

The library is developed in partnership with a number of charities and specialist organisations within law enforcement and child protection. The programme monitors both online and offline material and recognises inappropriate or harmful content, words, and phrases.

A screen shot (known as a ‘capture’) plus other details is taken of every incident triggered, showing what was displayed at the time, who was involved and when the incident took place.  This information is shared with the DSL, Mrs Simpson, Principal, Ms Samad, and Vice Principal, Mr Henry, allowing Academy staff to implement further actions or interventions as required. 

 

Online safety advice for students

 

Support for children:

 

Online safety advice for parents and carers

 

Parental support:

Although the Academy teaches students online safety as part of the curriculum, it is vital that parents/carers are aware of the risks too, and what they can do to develop a culture of online safety in the home.

For any concerns about a child's online safety, there is always someone at the Academy who is available to support. Simply call the Academy and ask for the DSL, Mrs Simpson, or speak to any member of staff.

In addition to this, the following sites can offer support and advice:

  • Childnet offers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Commonsensemedia provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents
  • Government advice about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying
  • Government advice about security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls
  • Internet Matters provide age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • Let’s Talk About It provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • London Grid for Learning provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Lucy Faithfull Foundation StopItNow resource can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)
  • National Crime Agency/CEOP Thinkuknow provides support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online
  • Net-aware provides support for parents and carers from the NSPCC and O2, including a guide to social networks, apps, and games
  • Parentzone provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online
  • Parent info from Parentzone and the National Crime Agency provides support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • UK Safer Internet Centre provide tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online

 

Childline ‘Report, Remove’

Childline has released support for children of all ages to help remove nude images shared online. To get the images removed, visit the website. The child will need to:

  • Select their age
  • Create a Childline account to receive updates on the report
  • Report the image or video to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

The only information you will give to the IWF are the images, videos, or URLs you report. There is space to add information such as where the image or video is on a webpage. Childline will never see the pictures and videos or URLs you share with the IWF. The only information the IWF shares with Childline apart from your case number is if they will take down your images or videos, and why.

 

https://www.internetmatters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Childrens-Commissioners-Office-Talking-to-Your-Child-About-Online-Sexual-Harassment-A-Guide-for-Parents.pdf

 

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