E-Safety for Parents

E-Safety Policy

E-safety is a ‘school’s ability to protect and educate pupils and staff in their use of technology as well as having appropriate mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate'. In simple terms, e-safety is the ‘safe and responsible use of technology’.

Click here for the E-Safety Policy    

Main Risks or Problems

The main risks or problems associated with the internet and mobile technology are:

The link below to Childnet provides a full description of each, including key advice.


E-Safety Information Events

As part of the Year 7 Transition Evening held in October, parents have access to an 'e-clinic' where key staff are available to provide information, advice (including technical knowhow) to assist them in keeping their child(ren) safe online.

Click here for the E-Safety Information Sheet

E-Safety Awareness Course

For parents wishing to undertake a Level 1 BCS accredited e-safety awareness course, please contact the Vice Principal, CEOP Ambassador, Mr. C. Niner. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 How Can You Help to Keep Your Child Safe Online?

Parents' Guide to the Internet

This is a 30 minute TV-style show offering an entertaining and light-hearted look at what it takes to bring up children online and aims to answer all the tricky questions that parents may be afraid to ask. It includes interviews with experts including Prof. Tanya Byron and Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, key members from industry like Facebook, Club Penguin and Moshi Monsters and, most importantly, children themselves!

Click here for the Think U Know website

Other Resources

A parents' guide to technology: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parents-guide-to-technology

A guide to parental controls: http://www.internetmatters.org/controls/interactive-guide/ and http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/parental-controls

A guide to how to set up safety features on the most popular social networks: http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-and-resources/parents-and-carers/safety-tools-on-online-services/social-networks

A guide to social networks: https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

NSPCC online safety: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/?mc_cid=633b69242f&mc_eid=a5aac1022b

Pokémon GO is a game built around the capturing, training and evolving of creatures called Pokémon – the NSPCC has issued advice on how to use the app safely:  NSPCC - Pokemon Go advice

A range of articles for parents: http://parentinfo.org/articles/all

Information factsheet on Fortnite - Fortnite Information Sheet

Parent Info website: https://parentinfo.org/

Cyberbullying guide for parents and children - https://homeguides.co.uk/cyberbullying/