What is e-Safety?

What is e-safety?     e-Safety / Internet Safety / Online Safety is the knowledge of maximising the user's awareness of personal safety and security risks to private information and property associated with using the internet, and the self-protection from computer crime in general.


The DfE describes e-safety as a school's ability to safeguard, protect and educate pupils and staff in the acceptable use of technology and communications (including social media) as well as having established mechanisms in place to identify, intervene in and escalate any incident where appropriate


Today’s internet technology tools include tvs, pcs, laptops and hand held devices such as ipads, games consoles, mobile and smart phones all of which can connect to the internet, at any time, and most from anywhere.  In school we are working to help keep children safe online by teaching them how to use this technology safely.  At home we encourage parents to get involved and supervise what their children are watching or playing and ensure that they are using age appropriate only games and online sites. 


Two of the many sites for useful advice and information for parents and carers are:


internetmatters.org which is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to empower parents and carers to keep children safe in the digital world 



Net Aware which is a guide to social networks, apps and games and brings together the NSPCCs expertise in protecting children and O2s tech know-how to give you everything you need to help you keep your children safe online and to stay up to date with their online world