Parents  »  E Safety

Our Curriculum Vision Statement begins with the words
‘The children who come to Quarry Mount Primary School are diverse, confident and energetic. The world into which they will live and grow is changing rapidly and is driven by technology.’
As technology and the Internet play such a central part in our children’s present and future lives we place great importance on teaching the children how to use them safely. All Internet use is closely monitored and classes complete regular ‘E-safety’ activities to remind the children how to keep safe online. The E-Safety Policy provides more detail about how we do this and is available for you to download below.
We know that parents and carers will also be very concerned that their children are protected and safe when using the Internet at home as well as at school.  Below are some tips on how to initiate conversations around the subject of E-Safety and some useful links that will direct you to further information from external organisations.

For further help or advice, please contact the school's E-Safety Coordinator, Mrs Helen Smith, via the school office.
Useful web links
*NEW* Advice on where to report unsuitable content
Advice including an 'Online teen speak dictionary' and 'Staying Safe on Minecraft'
How to set up parental controls
Vodafone Digital Parenting (includes checklists by age)
CEOP's Think U Know for Parents and Carers
Childline (the free and confidential helpline for children)
Independent not-for-profit organisation which offers age appropriate advice
9 top tips for keeping under 13s safe online
Dates for your diary
Tuesday 6th February 2018 - Safer Internet Day



E Safety tip of the month – March 2018

Sexting is when someone shares naked or semi-naked images or videos of themselves or others; or sends explicit messages. It is a very embarrassing thing to discuss with your child but it is important to explain to children the risks; how to stay safe; and remind them that they can talk to you if something ever makes them feel scared or uncomfortable.
Two organisations - ChildLine and the Internet Watch Foundation - have worked together to provide a service where children can request the removal of inappropriate images of themselves which have been shared online. This service is called YOTI. The NSPCC have lots of information about this matter and YOTI on the following webpage –

E Safety incident in Leeds, Jan 2017

You may have seen the reports in the media last week about an e-safety incident involving primary age children from Leeds. The incident did not take place in school or through an ‘app’ approved by a school. The incident is now being investigated by West Yorkshire Police.

This incident has highlighted a number of safeguarding issues about smartphone ‘apps’ including and These apps are supposed to only be able to access contacts on the user’s phone, but it appears that unknown individuals are able to join group chats. Therefore, these apps are not safe for children to use as there is a significant risk of inappropriate contact by unknown individuals.

We would ask all parents to make sure that your child does not have access to such apps on their phone and to check that all privacy settings are switched on to make sure that children are protected when using any internet site.

If a child experiences or expresses concerns about online activity, it must be reported to the police using 101 and