The following information has been collated in order to guide our parents through the world of E-Safety. You can also speak to our Designated Safeguarding Lead – Kayleigh Simpson (Pastoral Support Manager) or Hannah Ferris (FLO) if you have any concerns or worries about your child’s online usage.

Digital Parenting Magazine

A good place to start and to be kept up to date with e-safety news is the Digital Parenting Magazine. This is an online safety guide which includes some handy tips on how to keep your family safe online.

Digital Life Skills from Vodafone

The Digital Life Skills from Vodafone provides support and advice for teachers, parents, carers and teenagers. A place focused on building children’s confidence and resilience so that they get the very best out of the fast-moving, awe-inspiring, sometimes-overwhelming digital world.

Social Networking

At SWGfl you will be able to find out valuable information regarding e-safety, below are some documents on Social Networking that may by useful.

To view information on safe usage of Facebook including, useful FB tools, how to manage friends lists, contacts and help, checklists and a wealth of other information please click the FB icon.

Do you know how to block someone? How to delete comments? What to do if you want to delete your account? Click the Instagram icon to discover how to remain safe when using the site.

Discover how to stay in control as well as how to interact with others safely. For everything you need to know about using SnapChat. Just click the icon.

Here you will find what Twitter is, how to protect your privacy, where to go for further support and lots more information about using the site. Just click the Twitter icon.

Internet Matters

At the Internet Matters.org website parents are given e-safety guides, latest articles and expert advice to help them through the maze of internet safety.  The team at Internet Matters.org have developed an app for tablets designed to help parents talk about e-safety issues with their children, and to ensure that they make smart choices to stay safe online.

The app is aimed at children aged between 8-10. It is a split-screen collaborative app which helps them think about what they would do if they were faced with different situations online; from cyberbullying to sharing content with someone they don’t know.

There are also quizzes and games which encourage parents and children to collaborate and talk about 9 different e-safety subjects.

Click on the Internet Matters.org icon to find out more.

Parental Controls on Devices

Visit the internet matters website to discover how to set up parental controls on devices around your home by clicking here.

Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) - Report Abuse Button

Reporting Online Abuse

CEOP links encourage all organisations that have an online presence, where children and young people congregate, to adopt the CEOP ‘Report Abuse’ mechanism.

This is not designed to replace existing reporting mechanisms, but is intended to deal with specific threats from individuals who seek to use the online environment to access young people and children.


By implementing the ‘report abuse’ button, children and young people on our site will be empowered to report suspicious individuals or behaviour directly to law enforcement quickly and easily.  The reports go directly to CEOP/Police intelligence centre and the team there are then in the best place to analyse, assess and take appropriate action according to the perceived risk and threat to an individual child.  

Information and analysis of these reports can then shape the future development of services reducing the potential threat and harm to children.

THE CEOP Report button (below) is freely available on our school site, just in case it is needed.