Online Safety

We believe that the use of ICT is an essential part of education in the 21st century. The Internet and other digital information technologies are powerful tools, which open up new opportunities for everyone.

On joining our school, you will receive a login to our system. This includes:

  • Space to save documents and files
  • An e-mail account
  • Filtered access to the Internet
  • Logins for various Online Resources
  • There are central filtering systems which block sites with inappropriate content. E-mail accounts are accessible to senior staff and may be monitored

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

You will sign up to a Student Acceptable Use Agreement this agreement covers important e-safety topics and fosters an understanding of the key issues surrounding the usage 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.

If you wish to extend your understanding of E-Safety please use the links below:

Online Safety Advice

Stress Awareness Month 30-Day Challenge How to use technology to help reduce stress


Gaming modifications: everything you need to know

 Safer Searching - everything you should know about safer searching

The Rip-Off Games: latest report on how the new business model of online gaming exploits children

 Digital Awareness UK

What is Yubo?  Everything you need to know about the live streaming app

Tips to keep up with children's digital world

Skin Gambling - this report looks into the world of virtual currency betting, where children as young as 13 years old are spending pocket money to gamble online.


 Tellonym - an anonymous messaging app

Digital Wellbeing - understand how to use the online world safely, sensibly and with an awareness of how it can impact you

Friendly WiFi is a government-initiated safe certification standard for public WiFi which Edgbarrow has passed.

What every parent needs to know about Friendly Wifi

E-safety Factsheet for Parents

How to spot fake news online - BBC

 Houseparty- what parents need to know

Online Safety Settings - get a positive experience out of social media & apps that you use, take control of who can contact you

Children and parents: Media use and attitudes report 2019 (Ofcom)

Digital Parenting Week 2020 - Oct 26-30

Age Appropriate Design Code - aims to protect children online (Internet Matters)

Anonymous Apps Guide - Internet Matters

Gaming or Gambling - learn about the gambling-like risks children may face when playing online games - and simple, practical ways to keep gaming fun and make it safer.

#DITTO - E-Safety Advisor - free monthly newsletter

Balancing Screen time -Top tips to support children 14+ (Key stage 4)

Tik Tok: what parents should know

Own It App - BBC launches Own It app - providing a helping hand to young people, online

How does social media impact the mental health of young people?

Age Restrictions on Social Media Services

'Restrict' - Instagram makes its 'Restrict' anti-bullying tool available to everyone

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

Entertainment & search engines - With most entertainment content such as films, TV programmes, and games now being accessed over the internet, you can use internet matters parental control guides to set the right controls on their sites and apps to keep them safe

Apps to help kids get active - From healthy lifestyle to outdoor play apps, we’ve created a shortlist of age-appropriate apps that combine the magic of the online world with the offline world to get children moving and exploring the outdoors.

Navigating social media safely - get tools and tips to support your child's digital wellbeing on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

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

Live streaming and vlogging parents' guide - Internet Matters

Parental Controls on Smartphones and other devices

Protect your child - cyberbullying is a growing concern but there are practical tips and tools you can use to teach your child how to make smarter and safer choices

Our Internet, Our choice  - understanding consent in a digital world

Momo Challenge - what parents should know about online crazes

Safer Internet Day - 11th February 2020

5 tips to keep your child safe online

Netflix - setting up parental controls

Social Networking Age Limits

Gaming - what's the big deal?  advice and guidance from CEOP

Digital Resilience Toolkit

Sarahah App

Digital Footprint - things your post, images shared and things you search to leave a trace that can't be easily erased

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

Yellow Dating App

Digital Resilience - a parents guide

 Policy responses to the Fake News phenomenon

Cyberbullying - Help stop cyberbullying, start a conversation

How and why are children's digital data being harvested?


Fake News: 4 quick checks

Digital Addiction - Digital Awareness video

Online Reputation Checklist - Your digital footprint is the mark that you leave behind when using the internet and can shape your online reputation.

What is

How does Social Media impact the mental health of young people?

Internet Watch Foundation - anonymously and confidentially report child sexual abuse imagery online

Parental Controls Guide for Facebook - Internet matters

Better Internet for Students - a guide to popular online apps, social networking sites and other platforms


OurPact - OurPact allows parents and children to use the world of mobile to strengthen their relationships through communication and compromise.

UK Safer Internet Centre - films, games, quizzes and advice to help use the internet safely

Trusting Myself - Trusting my Selfie - a film for parents about selfies and sexting.  Developed in partnership with the Internet Watch Foundation

Passwords, phones and privacy settings: how to protect yourself online

Advice for Parents and Carers Factsheet

Social Media Age Limit

Educate Against Hate

The Mix

Protect their Curiosity

Digital Parenting Magazine

Internet Matters

Cyberbullying - 'Let's fight it together' 

Nude Selfies: What parents and carers need to know

Get Safe Online

Being Safe Online

E-Safety Games

Chat Danger

Keeping children safe online NSPCC

ChildNet International

Internet Safety Advice - SWGFL


Online Bullying

Play Safe Online

The Parent Zone 

E-Safety Presentation

Internet Matters

Beat Bullying

Get Safe Online

Yik Yak App

First to a Million

Protect your personal information online

Child Safety Online - A practical guide for parents and carers whose children are using social media

Being loved, or being used? - think about all your different relationships

Being loved, or being used? Power, abuse and control in relationships - TUK Guide

Facebook Guide 2012

Google Plus Guide

Instagram Guide

Tik Tok Guide

Snapchat Guide

Twitter - TUK Guide

E-Safety Slide

 How can I keep my kids safe online?

Click here for e-safety Videos

Click here for an e-Safety Presentation for parents/carers.

Click here for some information on Bullying Apps for Smartphones


Look out for this icon to Report Online Abuse 




Anonymously and confidentially report
child sexual abuse imagery online