Safeguarding: On-line E-Safety

In today's technological and social media age, children now have access to unlimited resources on their mobile phones, tablets, desktops and laptops. Whilst much of this use can be beneficial, for educational purposes, communication, recreation and hobbies, etc, there is also the risk that it can be used for harmful purposes - and we need to educate both ourselves and our children to the risks and dangers that are not always apparent when we first log on.

We encourage parents and children to consider the three basic 'Cs' when posting or reading content on line - wherever it may be:

  • CONTENT: be aware of illegal, inappropriate or harmful material that your child may be accessing
  • CONTACT: be aware of contact via the device - who is it, age, what are they saying: is it harmful, abusive, or hateful
  • CONDUCT: be aware of online behaviour that increases the likelihood of, or causes, harm to themselves or others.

As a school, we have very clear boundaries on using phones and the internet during school hours (and boarding hours), and we have policies that can be accessed by all here: E-Safety Policy. There are also clear guidelines published on appropriate ages for signing up to certain social media sites, and age appropriate games that you should make yourself aware of due to the nature of the content in those games including: violence, sexual nature, drugs, gambling, racism, grooming, radicalisation, etc.

As a parent, you can also limit the time your child spends on a daily basis on their mobile device or laptop, and you can also install parental controls that block the viewing of particular sites and materials for underage users.

Above all, be open and honest with your child and help them learn how to use the internet in a safe and respectful way, remembering that whatever your child posts to the internet will never go away.

National Online Safety - Guides for Parents

To help parents navigate the many social media sites, apps, games, and messaging apps now available on the internet and through mobile devices, and to provide support in general for internet use, etiquette and safety, we have teamed up with National Online Safety - an organisation who work with schools and school staff, parents and children, equipping them with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise and ultimately to make the internet a safer place for children.


We hope that you find the downloads available on this page useful material in helping you increase your knowledge and that of your children when using the internet and social media in the future.

Downloadable Guides to On-Line Safety

General Online Guidance


Social Media

Video Games

Age Ratings Guide

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


Cyber-Bullying Policy


Facebook Messenger

Doki Doki: Literature Club

Top Tips to Get Smart About Children's Devices

E-Safety Policy


Fortnite: Chapter 2

Top Tips to Get Smart About the Devices in Your Home

Missing Pupil Policy

Instagram - Updated 09 2020

Grand Theft Auto (GTA)

Fake News

Hidden Photo Apps


Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation


What Parents Need to Know About Steam

How to Clean Devices


Life in 'Likes': Children's Commissioner Report


Call of Duty: Warzone


Loot Boxes & Skin Betting

Money Mules


Webcams: What you need to know

Online Gaming to Online Gambling


XBox One

Online Grooming

(updated May 6 2020)



Online Safety Tips for Children


League of Legends

Screen Addiction



Social Media and Mental Health


Xbox Series XIS

Top 10 Tips for Online Learning


Amazon Alexa

Top 10 Tips for Remote Learning (For Parents)

Google Stadia

Playstation 5

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Be Kind On Line

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War

How Not to Become a Screen Zombie

Microsoft Teams

Advice on New Devices For Christmas

Protecting Personal Data Online


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Online Content - Talking to your Kids

14 ways to be Kind Online


Guide to 'Sexting'

Express Yourself Safely Online Horror Games Guide


Clubhouse Twitch - Streaming

Sharing Images

Signal Echo Chambers

Watching Videos

Emergency Mobile App Features  Fortnite Chapter 4

Live Streaming

Snapchat - Updated April 2021 Wizz

Cyber Security

TikTok -

Updated June 2021


Safe Online Content




Remote Education


Persuasive Design


(Non-Fungible Tokens) 

From time to time, the links on this page may be updated or added to as updated material becomes available.

More information on 'Guides to On-Line Safety' can be found here: National Online Safety

Should you wish to discuss any area of E-Safety in more detail please contact the 'E-Safety Committee' (chaired by Deputy Head Pastoral) via your child's Tutor in the first instance.

For further guidance on e-safety matters, please use the following website for further information and support.

It is important to be vigilant on such matters and we as a College will regularly audit our filtering and monitoring systems to ensure they are effective at all times. Further information to support parents with information on filtering set-ups can be found at

We also strongly advise parents to ensure they have filtering and monitoring provision on their home internet and their child's phone.

The College aims to protect and educate pupils in their use of technology and to have in place appropriate mechanisms to intervene and support students should an incident occur. Our E-Safety Policy and Acceptable Use Policy can be downloaded below, along with Britannica's Guide to E-Safety.

E-Safety Policy - September2023

Acceptable Use Policy - Pupils and Parents

Britannica's Guide to E-Safety

E-Safety Policy - September 2023

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