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School E-Safety Policies

National Context

  Ofsted - Inspection, Computing and E-Safety (presentation given by HMI David Brown - Ofsted lead for computing and e-safety - at the LGfL Annual Conference in 2015)

Sample Policy Documents​

This is the latest version of a complete policy template for schools that will replace for the 2008 example policy below. Appendices are pending and due shortly.


Additional Materials and Guidance

School Website RAG Audit Document​ (April 2015)

An overview of LGfL StaffMail and LondonMail​ (Mar 2012)


Acceptable Use Agreements


Additional materials and guidance



Useful Letters

One-Minute Guides

Key Safeguarding Bodies

Data Security

Staff Training Materials

UKSIC.png The UK Safer Internet Centre is coordinated by a partnership of three leading organisations; Childnet International, the South West Grid for Learning and the Internet Watch Foundation. It is co-funded by the European Commission and has three main functions: An Awareness Centre, a Helpline and a Hotline.
sidlogo.png Safer Internet Day (SID) is a great opportunity to raise awareness in schools about e-safety issues. The UK Safer Internet Centre runs this event annually with lots of suggestions , resources and ideas available online to support schools.
lscb_logo.gif London Safeguarding Children​ Board - The London Child Protection Procedures

The London Child Protection Procedures ​are considered to be the definitive reference for safegaurding issues and are adopted as statuatory guidance for London LAs.

CEOP - Child exploitation and online protection centre

April 2006 saw the launch of the UK's new Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. The CEOP Centre is based in London and combines children's charities, industry, government and other interested parties to bring an all encompassing approach to protecting children from sexual abuse.

​Childnet International

Childnet is a registered charity with the mission to work in partnership with others around the world to help make the internet a great and safe place for children. Internet safety leaflets are free to parents and a host of other internet safety information and resources are available from the Childnet International website. Also features the useful resource "Jenny's Story".

​Child Protection Taskforce

The Internet Task Force for Child Protection on the Internet aims to make the UK the best and safest place in the world for children to use the Internet, and to help protect children the world over from abuse fuelled by criminal misuse of new technologies

​Here you will find a series of short and useful guides produced by the LGfL E-Safety Group​ on a variety of e-safety issues that affect schools (

 LGfL 1MG - 1 Minute Guide - Websites - (April 2015)
A summary of the regulations regarding information on school websites.​​

 LGfL 1MG - 1 Minute​ Guide - Guidance for Governors​ - (May 2014)
A summary of useful advice and issues that Governors need to be aware of.​

LGfL 1MG - Geotagging of Photographs and Child Protection (Mar 2014)
Useful explanations of how to turn off geolocation on the most common devices.
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​Resource ​​Description​ Notes from ​Teachers
Inappropriate Gaming Lette​r 1​ ​This letter template can be used if you become aware that a child is playing an ‘18’ rated game.
Template Letter 1
​This is a useful one off letter to start a conversation with parents, particularly of you think the parents are unaware of the age ratings of games.  
Inappropriate Gaming Letter 2​ ​This letter template can be used to send out to parents when you know a popular ’18’ game is due to be released. 
Template Letter 2​
​Parents get a lot of pressure from their children to buy games which are not appropriate and some parents are not very aware of the age ratings. There is a real hype around some game releases and queues at games shops and supermarkets are not uncommon. 
​Minimum age for Facebook is 13 years old ​Facebook and keeping your child safe​: key information for parents/carers
Facebook template letter​
​Many children’s Facebook profiles are not properly secured with poor privacy settings.
Letter to parents about filming school productions​ ​Use this letter template to inform parents about your school's rules regarding filming at school events or productions. ​Parents often do not appreciate that the image consent of other children must also be taken into account when filming at school.