E-Safety Policy

E-Safety Policy

E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications such as mobile phones and wireless technology. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits and risks of using new technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experiences.

The school’s e-safety policy will operate in conjunction with other policies including those for Pupil Behaviour, Bullying, Curriculum, Data Protection, Social Networking and Security.

End to End e-Safety

E-Safety depends on effective practice at a number of levels:

  • Responsible ICT use by all staff and students; encouraged by education and made explicit through published policies.
  • Sound implementation of e-safety policy in both administration and curriculum, including secure school network design and use.
  • Safe and secure broadband from the Yorkshire and Humberside Grid for Learning including the effective management of content filtering.
  • National Education Network standards and specifications.

E-Safety Audit


Has the school an e-Safety Policy that complies with CYPD guidance?  



Date of latest update: June 2015


The Policy was agreed by governors in 2010


The Policy is available for staff on the S-Drive and web-site


And for parents on the school’s web-site


The designated child protection officer is Adrian Digby


The e-Safety Coordinator is Adrian Digby


Has e-safety training been provided for both pupils and staff?

Y (KS2 not KS1)

Is the Think U Know training used?




Do all staff sign an ICT Code of Conduct on appointment?




Do parents sign and return an agreement that their child will comply with the School e-Safety Rules?




Have school e-Safety Rules been set for pupils?




Are these Rules displayed in all rooms with computers?




Internet access is provided by an approved educational Internet service provider and complies with DCSF requirements for safe and secure access.






Has the school filtering policy has been approved by SLT?




Is personal data collected, stored and used according to the principles of the Data Protection Act?






Carfield School e-Safety Policy                                                                                                   1

Why is Internet use important?                                                                                                 1

How does Internet use benefit use benefit education?                                                 1

How can Internet use enhance learning?                                                                              2

Authorised Internet Access                                                                                                         2

World Wide Web                                                                                                                             3

Email                                                                                                                                                     3

The SHARP System                                                                                                                          4

Cyber-bullying                                                                                                                                   4

Mobile Phone Use                                                                                                                          5

Social Networking                                                                                                                            5

Gaming                                                                                                                                                                5

Filtering                                                                                                                                                6

Video Conferencing                                                                                                                        6

Managing Emerging Technologies                                                                                            6

Published Content and the School Web Site                                                                        7

Publishing Students’ Images and Work                                                                                  7

Information System Security                                                                                                      7

Protecting Personal Data                                                                                                              7

Assessing Risks                                                                                                                                 7

Handling e-safety Complaints                                                                                                     8

Communication of Policy                                                                                                              8

Students                                                                                                                              8

Staff                                                                                                                                      8

Parents                                                                                                                                                8

Referral Process – Appendix A                                                                                                   10

E-Safety Rules – Appendix B                                                                                                       11

Letter to parents – Appendix C                                                                                                  13

SMART Rules – Appendix D                                                                                                         14

Staff Acceptable Use Policy – Appendix E                                                                             15

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