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A Message from Tim Pinto - E-Safety Office Owner

Digital Detectives - E-Safety Assembly

To understand the importance of E-Safety, the pupils of Old Clee became ‘digital detectives’! They have been investigating five different online scenarios, identified the concerns and offered some fantastic advice to overcome the problems.

What is E-Safety? How do we teach it?

In the modern world, it is becoming increasingly popular to access the internet to find out new information, share our personal live events and communicate with others. As a school, it is important to us to ensure that our children are using the internet safely both inside and outside of school. E-safety refers to the safe use of the internet, with the ‘E’ standing for ‘Electronic’. Our pupils are taught aspects of online safety through both the computing and personal development curriculum across the academy. Whilst it is a taught aspect of our curriculum, as professionals we work hard to talk to the children outside of our PD and computing lessons about staying safe online and being respectful to those we communicate with through social media – it would be helpful to us if, as their carers, you have the same conversations at home.


Our E- Safety team at Old Clee Primary Academy is Mrs S Fawn and Miss E Offiler.


Parental Responsibility & Tips

As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your child is being safe with the applications that they use at home. If your child is using any of these apps at home, please ensure that you monitor them closely and consider what they are sharing online, who they are communicating with and how they talk to others. Within our computing curriculum, the children are taught about their ‘digital footprint’ when sharing things online and the impact of what they share. If you would like to learn more about our computing E-safety curriculum, please see our progression of skills under the ‘E-safety Policy’ on our school website.


Here are some useful parental tips for E-safety:

  • Engage with your children about which social media apps they are using, talk to them about how to use them appropriately.
  • Ensure that children are not sharing their location on any online applications they are using.
  • Show them how to report offensive comments / block people.
  • Check their privacy settings and monitor who can see the content that they are sharing online.  
  • Encourage your child to talk to you if they see anything that upsets them.




YouTube is a popular video platform that children are accessing on a regular basis. Although the age to make a YouTube account is restricted to 13 years, this does not stop children from being able to watch a wide-range of content and viewing comments.