E-Safety and Digital Wellbeing

Young people are growing up in a complex, digital world where the boundaries between online and offline are becoming progressively more blurred. Therefore, it is essential that we provide our pupils with the right skills and support them in making the right choices, when using technology.

Through a combination of dedicated online safety lessons, the PSHE programmes and assemblies, we develop our pupils’ knowledge and capabilities to utilise technology safely and responsibly, to learn about the world, acquire new skills, create future opportunities and support their studies.

Advice for Pupils

CEOP is there to keep you and other young people safe from grooming or sexual abuse online. You can report directly to CEOP’s Safety Centre if something has happened online which has made you feel unsafe, scared or worried. This might be from someone you know in real life, or someone you have only ever met online. If you are in immediate danger, please call the police on 999 straight away. Please also tell an adult you trust who will be able to help you.

The Childline, Young Minds and The Mix websites all provide lots of useful information and practical advice for young people using technology. They all also offer free, confidential chat or helpline services for young people who need further support.

Not sure if it’s banter or bullying? Feeling pressured to share online? Worried about online grooming? Visit the www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/ to find out more about these topics as well as tips for staying safe online, protecting your online reputation and how to spot fake news.