E-Safety Toolkit

 "Panic or no panic, the virtual world and the real world do contain risks, and children left to navigate a solo path through either, face many dangers."         

                                                                         Professor Tanya Byron - The Byron Review March 2009

While children and young people need support to keep themselves safe online, the risks associated with the use of technology are not restricted to just them. E-Safety issues can also affect adults, for example personal data being entered on random web sites, fraudulant email traps and cyberbullying. Those adults using techology on a regular basis will be exposed to these examples of how e-safety plays a part in their life.

E-safety Life-Cycle

Cambridgeshire Education ICT Service recognise E-Safety as a safeguarding issue and not primarily ICT. We recognise that Cambridgshire schools may be at various stages with E-Safety.

To support schools we have developed the 'E-safefty Strategy Flowchart', based around Becta's PIES model:

Begin by completing the quick audit below to identify where you currently stand regarding online safeguarding. Any areas of the PIES model that are underdeveloped in a school, detailed action plans, resources and links within each element have been created above to address these key issues.