Online Safety

E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications.

At Epinay School we take online safety extremely seriously.

As a school, we appreciate the need to educate pupils and young adults about the benefits and risks of using technology. We need to safeguard our staff, pupils and young adults and raise awareness for all users to enable them to control their online experiences.

The School’s E-Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.

Our E-Safety provision includes:

  • Responsible ICT use by all staff, pupils and young adults.
  • Education of all staff, pupils, young adults, governors and parents.
  • Implementation of E-Safety Policy.
  • Safe and secure internet provision and monitoring.

Our E-Safety Policy was developed in partnership with South Tyneside ICT in School.

Our E-Safety team in school are:

  • E-Safety Teacher: Mrs N Harrison
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mrs L Murphy
  • E-Safety Admin: Mrs F Mcmonies
  • E-Safety Governor: Ms A Huntley

E-Safety and other Policies can be found on the school website or copies can be requested via the school office.

Epinay School Policies

E-Safety updates are posted on Epinay School’s website (see Latest news on the home page) and on social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).

The following websites also provide excellent advice and guidance for parents/carers:

The National Online Safety website has lots of information for to help make the internet a safer place for children. NOS achieve this through equipping school staff, parents and children with the knowledge they need to understand online dangers and how best to react should an incident arise.

National Online Safety Website

The NSPCC provides online safety guides for parents plus a variety of safeguarding information, including how to have conversations about online safety, what to do if your child has been exposed to inappropriate or adult material online and who to contact for help if needed.

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online

The websites above are really useful for supporting your child, but it can be difficult to stay on top of emerging risks. If you want to stay on top of all the emerging trends then you can follow the Ineqe Safeguarding groups blog, where they post safeguarding alerts on a regular basis as new threats are found. You can subscribe for email alerts and they’ll let you know when there is an issue. Information is presented in a non-sensational, and factual manner allowing you to make informed choices about the dangers and risks presented by any emerging threats.

INEQE Safeguarding Group

You may be interested in other Online Safety information and organisations: