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E-Safety at Stobhillgate First School

At Stobhillgate First School, we understand that computer technology is an essential resource for supporting teaching and learning. The internet, and other digital and information technologies, open up opportunities for pupils and play an important role in their everyday lives.


The school recognises the importance of children using the internet and actively promotes the use of computer technology throughout the curriculum. However, we also understand the need for safe  and appropriate use of the internet and this forms an integral part of our ICT curriculum.


We hope the following information will support you and that it will help us to work in partnership in order to keep your children safe.


If you have any concerns either about the information shared here or any other aspect of safeguarding, please contact Neil Richmond (Headteacher), Cath Donkin (Deputy Head) or Fiona Ewart (Business Manager) via the school office.

Our E-Safety Policy

Safer Internet Day, 7 February 2017

There has been lots of learning taking place over the course of Safer Internet Day here at Stobhillgate First School.  It all started off with a special assembly delivered by PC Paul Moorhead.  Here is a copy of the important messages that were delivered during the assembly:

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Following on from the assembly, Paul then delivered some very interesting workshops to our Keystage 1 children.  They watched videos which explained the importance of getting parental permission before using the internet and also demonstrated how children can create avatar's online. A very informative letter from PC Moorhead was then circulated to all parents.  You can access a copy here:

Asking Permission Before Using The Internet

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Creating Avatar's

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For more information about Safer Internet Day, click on the link below:

Top Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe

Talking to your child is one of the best ways to keep them safe online. You can also use parental controls on social networks, online games and browsers and on both hardware and software that can filter or monitor what your child can see.


Preventing your children from using the internet or mobile phones won't keep them safe in the long run, so it's important to have conversations that help your child understand how to stay safe and what to do if they ever feel scared or uncomfortable.


  • have the conversation early and often
  • explore online together
  • know who your child is talking to online
  • set rules and agree boundaries
  • make sure that content is age appropriate
  • use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content
  • check they know how to use privacy settings and reporting tools


For more information, check out this useful guide:

Does your child access social networking sites?  Do you know what sites are out there, that your child could access?  You can find out all you need to know at

Parent Information Guides

Other Useful Documents

Useful E-Safety Websites

Here are some links to websites that you may find helpful and informative: