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 arrival at 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 
Our Internet, Our choice  - understanding consent in a digital world  
Safer Internet Day 2019: Together for a Better Internet - Assembly presentation  5 tips to keep your child safe online
Google Safety Centre - working together to stay safe online 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 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 -  parents guide Protecting your children's privacy online
Fact or Fake News?  Can you trust everything you read online? Policy responses to the Fake News phenomenon
Cyberbullying - Help stop cyberbullying, start a conversation How and why are children's digital data being harvested?
Snapchat 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 A Parent's Guide to Children's Computer Safety
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 Digital Parenting Magazine
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
Kidscape 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

What every parent needs to know about Friendly Wifi E-safety Factsheet for Parents - TUK Guide Facebook Guide 2012
Google Plus Guide Instagram Guide
Snapchat Guide Twitter - TUK Guide
E-Safety Slide  How can I keep my kids safe online?
Advice for Parents from EE  

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