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If you are looking for the latest (and all previous) Online Safety Newsletters, please click here to be taken to the Letters section of the website

e-Safety is the school's ability:

  • to protect and educate pupils in their use of technology
  • to have the appropriate mechanisms to intervene and support any incident where appropriate

e-Safety encompasses not only Internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

  • e-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
  • e-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
  • e-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
  • e-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.

Our children use the Internet on a regular basis as part of their learning.  In school we now have regular 'e-safety' activities to remind pupils of the importance of keeping themselves safe online.

At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the Internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.


Very Important Reading

Please make an effort to read the information in this section as in concerns issues that parents should be aware of.


Please read through the document below, which will help to familiarise you with how TikTok works and how you can ensure privacy settings are optimised for safety.

tiktok checklist.pdf


Vodafone have offered some useful information that you can view here, which is a guide for parental control & safety settings.

parental controls safety settings guide.pdf


Coronavirus: Houseparty app denies hacking claims, offers $1 mln ...

Houseparty is a face-to-face social network, which parents/carers should be very aware of. Please read both documents below for further information:



Useful Reading & Links

Please have a look through some options that might help you with any e-Safety concerns


Digital Parenting


Think U Know – containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
CEOPThink U Know UK Safer Internet


Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children. 
Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
Bullying UK – Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
Kidscape – An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
ChildlineBBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.
Net Smartz Kids – Click on the image opposite to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.
Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children.”
Childnet – developed by The Parent Zone and the the Child Exploitation and Online Protection command of the National Crime Agency.


Internet Matters – Information, advice and supports for familes online.
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LGfl – London Grid for Learning contains a host of information about current online affairs and advice for parent / carers.
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Net Aware – Support for parents/carers from the NSPCC.

Wynstream Primary School Exeter

Cyber Games UK The National Crime Agency have developed a range of free online games and activities to promote online awareness and safety.


Click here to see the Privacy Notice, which replaced the Fair Processing Notice: Data Protection Act 1998.