E-Safety encompasses Internet technologies and electronic communications.

It highlights the need to educate pupils about the benefits and risks of using technology and provides safeguards and awareness for users to enable them to control their online experience.

The Schools’ e-Safety Policy reflects the need to raise awareness of the safety issues associated with electronic communications as a whole.

Effective E-Safety provision must include:

  • Responsible ICT use by all staff and students;
  • Education of all staff, students, governors and parents;
  • Implementation of e-safety policy.
  • Safe and secure internet provision and monitoring.

Our e-Safety Policy has been written by the school, building on that proposed by the Strategic ICT team in South Tyneside.  It has been agreed by senior management and approved by governors.  An e-Safety Coordinator and a named governor takes responsibility for e-Safety.

E-Safety and other Policies can be found on the school website or copies can be requested via the school office.  

Any e-safety updates are also posted on Epinay School’s social media sites (Facebook and Twitter)

Epinay School Policies

The following websites also provide excellent advice and guidance for parents/carers:

The following links are to help you keep your child safe online while they are off school due to Covid 19

Supporting Home Learning Routines and Planning the Day

Expectations for Remote Learning

Internet Matters Guild to Online Safety

Supporting Young people Online

Think you Know Primary Parents Help Sheet

Please click on the links below to download the relevant documents:



Facebook Checklist

Information on sexting

Your guide to the social networks your kids use

A parents guide to Instagram

Inspecting e-safety in school

Rules of responsible use of ICT

A parents guide to Facebook


What App Parent Handout

Do you know the ratings of games your children play?

Link to Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website for advice on games ratings

Pegi-info website




Northumbria Police – E-safety information


Contact us

T: 0191 489 8949 E: sstephenson5@epinay.org