E-Safety

Keeping our young people safe

For young people the internet and the increasing number of digital devices they use to connect to it is an integral part of their everyday lives. Whether they use it to express themselves or to stay in touch with friends, for entertainment or education, the internet can provide tremendous benefits and most use it safely.

While digital technology provides a wealth of opportunities, we are all aware that there are online risks and sometimes these risks can lead to harm. At the same time, while young people’s ‘offline’ and ‘online’ worlds are often merging, the behaviours and safeguards of the ‘real’ world are not always applied in a ‘virtual’ world where friends can be added at the click of a button and information shared in an instant.

Below are some useful links for families to help children stay safe when navigating the virtual world. These are designed to complement our programmes at school in providing enough information to guide your children towards becoming more aware of the dangers they might face when playing games online or using social messaging apps on their devices.

Useful Links

The following websites contain useful advice to follow, including procedures for reporting any incidents relating to your child’s online safety.

National Online Safety Guides

You may find the documents below helpful to keep you informed as parents about some of the more popular social media and gaming websites/apps that children are accessing.

Among Us – National Online Safety Guide

Call of Duty – National Online Safety Guide

Facebook – National Online Safety Guide

Fortnite Battle Royale – National Online Safety Guide

Fortnite Chapter 2 – National Online Safety Guide

Grand Theft Auto – National Online Safety Guide

House Party – National Online Safety Guide

Instagram – National Online Safety Guide

Minecraft – National Online Safety Guide

Nintendo Switch – National Online Safety Guide

Roblox – National Online Safety Guide

Snapchat – National Online Safety Guide

TikTok – National Online Safety Guide

WhatsApp – National Online Safety Guide

National Online Safety Helpsheets

You many find the helpsheets below useful as they contain many tips and tricks designed to keep you informed about online safety.

Age Ratings- National Online Safety Helpsheet

Appearance – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Children’s Devices – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Influencers – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Likes – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Online Grooming – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Parent’s Online Conversation Starters – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Remote Learning for Parents – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Remote Learning for Children – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Sadfishing – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Screen Addiction – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Smartphone Safety Tips – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Social Media and Mental Health – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Use of Devices at Home – National Online Safety Helpsheet

Ways to be Kind Online – National Online Safety Helpsheet

General Online Safety Fact Sheets

Fortnite – Safeguarding Training Centre Fact Sheet 

YouTube – Safeguarding Training Centre Fact Sheet

Guide to Parental Controls – Knowsley CLCs Fact Sheet

School Fact Sheets

Instagram – School Help Sheet 

Snapchat – School Help Sheet

Facebook – School Help Sheet

Roblox – School Help Sheet