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It is increasingly important that children have the skills and knowledge needed to keep themselves safe on-line.  Teaching the skills and knowledge required are now considered an essential part of safeguarding.  At The Pines School, we teach esafety through our Computing and PSHE curriculums. We use Google's 'Be Internet Awesome' curriculum to help us alongside the National Curriculum. 

Be Internet Awesome Poster

We also work closely with the Local Authority and external agencies such as the NSPCC and the local PCSO's. Our student Digital Leaders help to promote the importance of staying safe online and we take 'National Safer Internet Day' in February as another opportunity to raise the profile across the school. 

All of our children and staff sign Acceptable User Policy Agreements as part on these ongoing discussions, to commit to using technology safely. 

Safer Internet Advice for 3-11 year olds 

 Click on the link below to be directed to the CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) for more information on how to report inappropriate online behaviour. 


Some of our digital Leaders made animated videos to help students stay safe online. View these below: 

 Support for Parents and Carers

Below are some links to useful websites and to download parent guides for apps and toys. This is not an exhaustive list, as new apps and websites are created daily. We highly recommend the use of the Net Aware website for quick and up to date evaluation of the risks around apps or games your child may be using. 

Net Aware

We also recommend the Google Family Link guide to how to monitor screen time at home. 

Family Link

Websites Links and Guides 


How to be a data-safe shopper with smart toys

Guide to for Parents

Guide to Kik Messenger for Parents

Guide to Youtube for Parents

Guide to Instagram for Parents                          Instagram Checklist

Guide to Snapchat for Parents                            

Guide to Roblox for Parents

Guide to Twitter for Parents                              Twitter Checklist

Guide to WhatsApp for Parents

Guide to Facebook for Parents                          Facebook Checklist

Guide to for Parents

Guide to OOvoo for Parents

Guide to Google Plus for Parents

Guide to On-line Bullying for Parents

Guide to Sexting for Parents

Information about Pokemon Go

E-Safety Policy 2018-19