Esafety, what is it?

As you would protect your child in the real world, you will want to make sure that they are safe whatever they are doing. Like learning to cross the road, online safety skills are skills for life. If your child understands the risks and can make sensible and informed choices online, they can get the most from the internet and stay safe.


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is the UK’s national centre dedicated to protecting children from harm both online and offline. CEOP’s Thinkuknow education initiative aims to empower children and young people to enjoy online technologies safely.

To help get you started, CEOP are releasing the ‘Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’ – a short, entertaining TV-style programme looking at what it’s like to bring up children in the online world. The programme will help you to:

  • stay up-to-date with the technology your children are using;
  • understand steps you can take to keep your children safe online;
  • know what action to take and where to seek further support if things go wrong.

Visit  you will be able to view the ‘Parents’ and Carers’ Guide to the Internet’ and have access to information and guidance on how to keep your family safe online. Please see the Thinkuknow guides at the bottom of this webpage. 

Information for parents

How old do you have to be to use social media? 


Vodafone digital parenting 

Google online safety tips

Internet movie and game database

The PEGI gaming guide explains the age rating labels on computer games

Parents' guide to Club Penguin

Parents' guide to Moshi Monsters

How to report an esafety incident on the internet

The simplest way to report an incident is through contacting the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre on

If pupils are receiving chain emails, they can be forwarded on to

Pupils are encouraged to report to school staff if they are concerned about cyberbullying.

Esafety at school

  • All of our pupils sign the Hertfordshire Primary Acceptable Use/esafety agreement and this agreement is displayed throughout the school.

  • The school teaches internet safety skills through Computing sessions. Teachers also ensure that esafety best practice reminders are provided verbally or visually in sessions/assemblies where technology is being used.

  • Educating pupils about the online risks that they may encounter outside school. This is done informally when opportunities arise and as part of the esafety curriculum.

  • Participation in the national Safer Internet Day each February.

  • Display the Hertfordshire Smile and Stay Safe poster throughout the school.

  • We follow the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board Professional Responsibilities for using ICT and the internet.

Please contact the school office for a copy of our Esafety and Data Security policy.

Our Location

    Our Address:
St Paul's Walden Primary School
Bendish Lane,
01438 871241