Online Safety

EDGSafe posterEdgbarrow wants to ensure online learning is safe, fun and engaging for the students in our community. On joining our school, you will receive a login to our system. This includes an email account, space to save documents and files, filtered access to the internet, and logins for various online resources. There are central filtering systems which block sites with inappropriate content. Email accounts are accessible to senior staff and may be monitored. We use an industry-standard firewall to ensure our web filtering is appropriate and this is annually checked using Friendly Wifi. If you have any concerns, please contact the school.

There are risks in using any technology and unfortunately, some young people may expose themselves to danger either knowingly or unknowingly. We teach students about responsible and appropriate behaviours as well as how to remain safe and legal when using the internet and related technology wherever you may be.

Students sign a Student Acceptable Use Agreement, this agreement covers important e-safety topics and fosters an understanding of the key issues surrounding the use of ICT and the internet in and out of school. These include the use of school IT systems, email and social media, privacy, data protection, use of images and more. 

Please click on the link to view our e-safety EDGSafe poster.

If you wish to extend your understanding of e-safety please use the links below: 

Latest e-safety information and trends

Parental controls on new devices

Managing screen time

Source: National Online Safety

Useful links

For parents/carers
For students

What you need to know about persuasive design

How to spot fake news online - BBC

Threads - what parents and carers need to know 

Digital Awareness UK

What parents need to know about social pressures linked to 'influencers'

Digital Wellbeing 

X - what parents and carers need to know

Stress Awareness Month 30-Day Challenge 

Snapchat - what parents and carers need to know


Capture, who's looking after the children? - Financial Times Film about online harm, regulation and regulation

Better Internet for Kids 

TikTok - a guide 

How to help teens balance screen time 

What is Yubo?  

Digital Resilience Toolkit 

Digital Parenting Magazine

Kidscape - help with bullying

Better Internet for Kids 

Protect your personal information online

There is a viral scare online - what should I do?

Own It App - BBC launches Own It app

OurPact - parental control app and family locator

Stop, speak, support - what to do when you see bullying online

Facebook's Secret Conversations

BBC Own It Kane tackles hate in online gaming 

Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2023 (Ofcom)

How can esports benefit you? 

At what age can my child start social networking?


Gaming modifications


How can I help my child maintain a positive body image?


Search engines - everything you should know about safer searching


Pressure to Spend - learn about in-game spending



Useful organisations

National Online Safety

Internet Matters

Educate Against Hate

SWGFL - Online Safety Guidance for Parents

NSPCC Keeping children safe online

Play Safe Online - Online gaming advice

Friendly WiFi 


Online Safety Training & Support




Please contact CEOP for reporting any online abuse.