E-Safety and Acceptable Use of Technology


It is our aim to create children who are lifelong learners equipped with the skills and dispositions to live as citizens of the local and global community of an ever changing society. Within this, E-safety is an essential skill for children to grasp. 
  • Concerns safeguarding people in the digital world.
  • Emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
  • Is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
  • Is concerned with supporting people to develop safer online behaviour.

As a school we have a responsibility to ensure that all pupils and staff are aware of e-safety issues and practice safe procedures at all times.  We also recognise the importance of sharing e-safety information with parents/carers.  

In order to fulfil our responsibilities our internet access in school is heavily filtered by Netsweaper.  In addition to this, children are encouraged to use the child friendly search engine Swiggle whenever researching topics in school. 

During each year at school, children access a comprehensive programme of age-appropriate online safety learning supporting them to develop their digital literacy and become good digital citizens. In addition to this, we have a range of policies and procedures to help children to both stay safe online in school and learn to keep themselves safe online. Our key policies can be found in our policies folder and additional policies are available on request from the school office.

Information regarding e-safety for both children and parents can be found at: