This page is for parents to use as a reference point for e-Safety resources. It has links to other resources and practical advice. It is an area that is being developed, resources and further information will be added throughout the year. If you have any comments or would like to contribute please email gfurbank@cambournevc.org.

What is e-Safety?

E-Safety stands for electronic safety, it is not just about keeping safe on the internet but also keeping safe on all electronic devices such as mobile phones, television etc e-Safety means knowing about potential threats when you are online; knowing what you can and cannot (legally) do when you are online; and knowing how to protect yourself from some of the risks that are involved in using the internet. e-Safety covers 'All fixed and mobile technologies that children and young people may encounter, now and in the future, which allow them access to content and communications that could raise issues or pose risks to their wellbeing and safety'. 

Use the links under FEATURED CONTENT to the right of the page to visit the websites listed below.

If you want to talk to/ email someone please contact:

POSH - Professional Online Safety Helpline: helpline@saferinternet.org / 0844 381 4772

Keeping Yourself Safe Online

With increased working from home we are relying more on the internet and technology. It also means that we are socialising in different ways, mainly via apps and social media. Staying in touch with your friends and loved ones using video messaging, texting and phone calls is important. However, interacting online doesn’t come without dangers.

FACT: 51% of year 8 students in the UK have accepted a friend request from someone they don’t know

FACT: 30% of year 8 students in the UK have requested to be friends with someone they don’t know

Questions to ask yourself to help you stay safe

Is this person who they say they are?

Why does someone want me to see this?

Why does someone want me to send this?

Why would someone want me to believe this?

Why does this person want my personal information?

Is this too good to be true?

Life Online

Harassment, bullying and trolling are common-place. It’s easy to say things online that you might not say to someone’s face. Stop and think before posting. It is easy for online behavioursto cross a line and become illegal. Examples of illegal behaviours include forms of hate crime such as homophobicand racist remarks, sharing and receiving indecent images (sexting).

FACT: What you post now could affect your future career opportunities and relationships – both positively and negatively. Think before you send.

Why might strangers want to speak / contact you?

Whilst you might like to think the best of people, not everyone has good intentions. Adults and other young people might contact school-aged children in order to radicalise them, abuse and exploit them or recruit them into gang-related and other criminal activity.

NEVER give out addresses, phone numbers or email addresses to people you do not know and NEVER arrange to meet someone you have not met before.

What can I do to get through this?

Create a solid routine that works for you and allow flexibility when needed.

Exercise can be positive for mental health and do what you enjoy.

Recognise when online behaviours stop being fun and begin to create anxiety.

Find the balance between time spent on and off-line.

If you are worried about yourself, a friend or anyone at school then you can talk to your parent / carer. You can also e-mail the safeguarding team at school on:


Below are two links to help you learn about staying safe online and dealing with worries and anxiety:



Your parents / carers can also help you stay safe by reading this guide:


General Guides to E-Safety

Internet matters

Parent guidance leaflets

Internet-Matters-online-safety-Age-Guide-14plus.pdf (internetmatters.org)

Preteens (11year old to 13 year old) online safety advice | Internet Matters

Advice on how to report or what to do if your child is worried

 Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)

 Making a report to the police CEOP Safety Centre

Know IT All for Parents (ChildNet)

Another excellent site with really good advice for Parents, in many different languages. It has a video presentation which you view online or order, a glossary of internet jargon and much more.

Know IT All Resources | Childnet


Cyberbullying is when a person or a group of people uses the internet, mobile phones, online games or any other kind of digital technology to threaten, tease, upset or humiliate someone else.

STOP Cyberbullying

A website which discusses the issues around cyberbullying and offers advice on prevention and how to tackle it. What Is Cyberbullying | StopBullying.gov

Breck's story teaches children how to stay safe online, how to avoid groomers and stay away from digital exploration. This is a true story of the dangers on online grooming Our story | Breck Foundation

Conversation starters and advice for parents in discussing cyberbullying

Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 14+year olds - Internet Matters

Cyberbullying conversation starters guide: 11 – 13 year olds - Internet Matters

What to do if your child is the cyberbully

A parents view of finding out their child was the cyberbully and how they tackled this.


Guides to Apps, games and social media

Commonsense Media

An interesting website with a good advice section for parents on a whole range of things, not just e-Safety. This includes section on games, social media, books with a quick overview for parents and advice.

Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families | Common Sense Media

Online Gaming

What the PEGI logos mean when purchasing games


Gaming and online gambling advice

Tips for parents: children and online gaming - Gambling Commission

Gaming addiction and how to prevent it

Advice to prevent gaming addiction in young children | Internet Matters

Guides to Facebook

SOPHOS Guide to Facebook Settings

"Unlike some other social networking sites, Facebook has provided some powerful options to protect you online - but it's up to you to use them!" - Sophos.

A good site with excellent information on how to set up privacy settings and not share too much information when using Facebook. It also shows you where to change the settings, something that is not that obvious.

Facebook Explanation to Privacy Settings

"Facebook is about sharing. Our privacy controls give you the power to decide what and how much you share. Learn how to manage who can see your information on and off Facebook" - Facebook. An explanation by Facebook on its settings and what they refer to and how they can be customised.

Commonsense Media

An interesting website with a good advice section for parents on a whole range of things, not just e-Safety. The section on Facebook has some very good practical advice.

Guides to Twitter

Twitter is being used increasingly by young people to communicate to each other and as a replacement to Facebook. To the right of the page there are a number of links to informative websites which introduce parents to Twitter and explain how it can be made safe for pupils use.

Other Websites Offering Advice

Free Anti-Virus Software

A link to the AVG website that allows a free download of its anti-virus software. A good program with regular (daily) updates for free or the option to pay for upgraded protection. AVG 2023 | FREE Antivirus, VPN & TuneUp for All Your Devices

Body image advice and support

Body image | YoungMinds


Information and advice service for children and young people.

Childline | Childline


Keeping children safe online | NSPCC