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 Policy available from the school office.

Click on the link below for Epinay School e-safety leaflet:

Epinay School e-safety leaflet

E-Safety leaflets for parents/carers-

Click here for staying-safe-online-this-summer

Click here for pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile

Click here for the Facebook Checklist

Click here for information on sexting

New parents/carers website from thinkuknow is now live and offers a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety, click link below:


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

Minecraft: A parents guide

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

pegiThe following websites also provide excellent advise and guidance for parents;




Northumbria Police – E-safety information



Contact us

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