E-Safety and Social Media Guidance

At Crossley Heath we take promoting E-Safety seriously.

We have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils, including their use of digital and mobile technologies and to equip children with the skills to manage the very real risks associated with living in a digital age. The internet, mobile phones, social networking and other interactive services have transformed the way in which we live. Children and young people are amongst the early adopters of the new technologies and move effortlessly between the various interactive services and devices to communicate, interact, create and share content with friends and family.

This is why it is extremely important to make young people more aware of the dangers they may come across online and to direct them for help and advice if they need it. We can’t do it alone and as a parent or carer, we need your help and cooperation too.

There are plenty of resources available online which will give you lots of up to date guidance, far better than what we could ever provide:

Please use Thinkuknow as a starting point
Another really good website is Internetmatters.org
As is the NSPCC Online Safety website

If there you need any further help or some advice, the school can help you. Please get in touch with our safeguarding team.

Other Useful Documents and Information

Instagram Checklist
Snapchat Checklist
Twitter Checklist
Omegle Parent Information
Gooseberry Guidance
What is sexting?
Websites, Apps and Games parents should be aware of
So you got naked online
Government advice for parents on cyberbullying
Whatsapp Checklist
Tik tok Checklist
Reddit Checklist
Signal Guide