Online Safety is a child-safety issue and not an ICT issue. It is a part of safeguarding in schools. For example, cyber bullying is considered alongside real-world bullying. In an increasingly digital age we need to be proactive in protecting stakeholders from the potential dangers. 



  • To empower students to take responsibility for staying safe online. 

  • To equip parents/carers with the skills to ensure e-safety in and out of the home environment. 

  • To provide staff with the skills and knowledge to both teach and be aware of Online Safety issues. 

  • To ensure that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and adhered to. 


Roles and Responsibilities 

All staff are responsible for e-safety at St Cuthbert’s. The named governor for Safeguarding in the school is Mrs G Cockroft.  


  • The school has two members of staff who are both NSPCC e-Safety and CEOP Ambassador qualified. 

  • All of the ICT support staff are CEOP trained and NSPCC qualified to recognise potential e-Safety issues. 

  • We employ a number of different systems to monitor web access in school, these include, ImperoSmoothwall and Exchange 

Online Safety Resources


Safer Internet Day                               NSPCC                                       BBC Online Safety Guide


Think U Know                                      ChildLine                                   Parent Zone


CEOP                                                    Apps Guide for Parents


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