Parent Advice: Online Safety


E-Safety, often referred to as ‘internet safety’, ‘online safety’ or ‘web safety’, E-safety is defined as the safe and responsible use of technology. This includes the use of the internet and also other means of communication using electronic media (eg text messages, gaming devices, email etc). 


In practice, e-safety is as much about behaviour as it is electronic security.  


E-safety in this context is classified into three areas of risk: 


  • Content: being exposed to illegal, inappropriate or harmful material; 


  • Contact: being subjected to harmful online interaction with other users; 


  • Conduct: personal online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm. 


We teach pupils about e-safety at every opportunity through their computing lessons, but appreciate that outside of school hours, children can be given unsupervised access to the internet which might leave them vulnerable to harmful material. 


It is important that all pupils, parents and carers are made aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of computers, social networking media and mobile technologies.  


To support parents with maintaining safe online practices, please see our helpful tips and resources below.


If you need more help with e-safety, or if you wish to report a problem, please visit the

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) command website.


Top E-Safety Tips for Parents/Carers

  • Remember that all use of the internet at home for our children should be supervised. 

  • Youtube, Xbox Live and Playstation activities should always be used under supervision. 

  • Social Media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok) – Many of these sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so pupils should NOT be using them. 

  • Keep your computer in a shared area – Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online. 

  • Display an e-safety poster at home – We have e-safety posters on display in our classrooms. Why not put one up next to the computer at home and talk about it with your children? 


Helpful links for E-Safety and Anti-bullying  


  • Stop Bullying | Help and advice for children who are being bullied. 

  • Childnet (formerly Kids Smart) | E-Safety resources for parents and carers. 

  • ThinkUKnow| Help and advice for children aged 4-7, parents and carers. 

  • Disney Online Safety | Tips for internet safety from the creators of Mickey Mouse! 

  • CEOP | Advice for parents on how to keep your child safe and a contact button for help and advice should there be any E-safety issues that you need help with. 

  • NSPCC| Advice on how to approach conversations around e-safety for parents and carers from the national children’s charity. 


Information Leaflets and Policies for Parents/Carers 


Net-Aware has reviewed the apps and sites that your child is likely to be using.
Follow the link to find out more about the Net-Aware age recommendation for each one and a break down of features and potential areas of concern.

The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. They have come together to produce these helpful video guides to help you to download and set-up the controls offered by your provider. Follow the link below to learn how to set up filters on your home internet to help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed on devices in your home. 

What is PREVENT?

Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.


Find more information about how schools prevent extremism and safeguard young people via Counter Extremism LGFL.


The main aim of Prevent is to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.


At the heart of Prevent is safeguarding children and adults and providing early intervention to protect and divert people away from being drawn into terrorist activity.


Prevent addresses all forms of terrorism, but continues to ensure resources and effort are allocated on the basis of threats to our national security.


You can find out more about PREVENT by clicking HERE.