eSafety Advice

eSafety is an important part of keeping children safe at Leechpool Primary School . We have extensive security measures in place in school, which are monitored both internally and externally to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any eSafety incidents are recorded and managed.  eSafety is taught to all pupils as part of our computing and PSHE curriculum and we aim to explain and demonstrate how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the eSafety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

Mr Wagjiani , a governor of the school who has experience in combating cyber crime, has previously led a workshop for parents. This was well received and future events will be held.

Links to information about keeping your child safe online

Below is a list of PDFs and websites for you to click on that have detailed parental advice on different aspects of helping you keep your children safe online.

Age Limits for Applications

Most applications carry age limits, and these are in place to keep the children safe. Below are age limits for the applications we find our children are using at home, and the age limits needed to have an account. 

Application Age Restriction
Facebook 13
Instagram 13
Twitter 13 13
Snapchat 13
WhatsApp 16
YouTube 13 with parental permission - 18 without