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E-Safety - Staying Safe Online

Helping your child stay safe online

Understanding online safety is tricky for all ages. We have collated advice to help our families learn about and be confident they can stay safe online.


The internet is essential in 21st century life for education, business and social interaction. As children move up through the school their access to various  types of technology increases and it stands to reason that their exploration and curiosity increases too.


The positives of the digital world overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives but children, schools and parents all need to be aware of various online risks.


Our E-Safety policy below, explains how we  protect the interests and safety of the whole school community and aims to provide clear advice and guidance on how to minimise risks and how to deal with any infringements.


Oakham Primary E-Safety & Acceptable Use Policy


All Oakham pupils, staff and governors are required  to understand and follow the expectations in our 'Acceptable Use' agreement. These are reviewed and signed at the start of every academic year (Below: Pupils 2023-24 )


Reporting concerns using the CEOP tool

Sometimes things happen online that make us feel worried, scared or upset. Whatever has happened, it is not your fault. The best thing to do is tell an adult you trust how you are feeling and what has happened. They will be able to help you. 


The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre is dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children. That means we are part of UK policing and very much about tracking and bringing offenders to account either directly or in partnership with local and international forces.


CEOP is here to help keep you and other children and young people safe online.  If you are being abused or groomed online we will do everything we can to make you safe.


If you decide to report to us, all you need to do is tell us what you know about what has happened. Don't worry if you feel like you don't know all of the details, whatever you tell us will be useful.


Please remember whatever has happened it is not your fault and nothing you say will shock or surprise us, we deal with this every day and are here to help you.

The most important thing to remember is that you have contacted us and as a law enforcement agency there is a lot that we can do to make sure you are safe. 




Advice about key social media platforms and apps

The UK Safer Internet Centre has created a useful online social media guide for parents and carers. Use the link below to find out more information about:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • TikTok
  • Snapchat
  • YouTube
  • WhatsApp
  • Twitter

Social Media Age Restrictions 13+

Social Media Guidance 16+

O2 & NSPCC E-Safety Booklet