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Online Safety

What is E-safety?

E-safety is a term which means not only the internet but other ways in which young people communicate using electronic media, e.g. mobile phones.  It means ensuring that children and young people are protected from harm and supported to achieve the maximum benefit from new and developing technologies without risk to themselves or others.

A collection of resources for parents and teachers


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National E-safety Organisations:

  • Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – a national police body dedicated to the eradication of the sexual abuse of children

  • Childnet – a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children

  • - South West Grid for learning, a leading regional consortium for Esafety

  • UKCCIS (UK Council for Child Internet Safety) – a Council set up to address the recommendations contained in the 2007 Byron Review into Child Internet Safety: ‘Safer Children in a Digital World’

  • ThinkuKnow – Internet safety guidance (from CEOP) for age 5-16s, including parents/carers and teachers/trainers

  • Know it all – Suite of award-winning education resources (from Childnet) aimed at children and young people, parents/carers and teachers/trainers

  • Digizen – Awareness-raising site that encourages all citizens to be responsible when online, including important an important cyberbullying resource.

  • Kidsmart – User-friendly site aimed primarily at children and young people with great tips and advice

  • Cybermentors – A website aimed at young people helping and supporting each other online

  • E-safety helpline for professionals working with children.

  • Ofsted - e-safety report