The Internet has become an integral part of children's lives, enabling them to undertake research for school projects, talk to their friends and access information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that learners are safe.

At Commonswood we take E-Safety seriously.  All Internet access is filtered through a proxy server to screen out undesirable websites at source. We ensure that e-Safety is taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Children are given opportunities to discuss their use of ICT and how to stay safe.

It is important that children use the Internet safely wherever they are. We suggest that you talk regularly with your child about how they use the Internet and how they can stay safe.  Use the links below for further information.

Full of activites and advice for children of all ages as well as parents.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Full of information, including how to report abuse whilst online.
Provides information to parents and carers about their children's resiliance and welfare. It is a collaboration between Parent Zone and CEOP, a command of the National Crime Agency
Our school has signed up with the iRights initiative to deliver a universal framework of digital rights for our children.
Full of useful information about all aspects of eSafety, including a brilliant "Parental Contols" section.  Which gives step by step advice about setting security on mobile devices, tablets, gaming machines, etc.
Hertfordshire's Grid for Learning eSafety website.
Hertfordshire Police Force - Advice about online safety.


eSafety Policy

If you have any concerns or questions about eSafety, please feel free to contact Steve Burt.


eSafety Letters / Newsletters

eSafety Newsletter - Autumn 21
Summary of Government Online Safety Advice Document (full doc below)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): keeping children safe online
Advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
eSafety Letter - February 21

These newsletters are produced by the Herts for Learning eSafety team.

Parent/Carer Newsletter - Summer 2021
Parent/Carer Newsletter - Spring 2021
Parent/Carer Newsletter - Autumn 2020
Thinkuknow: keeping your child safe online while they are off school
Parent/carer Newsletter - Summer 2020
Parent/carer Newsletter - Spring 2020
Parent/carer Newsletter - Autumn 2019
Parent/carer Newsletter - Summer 2018
Parent/carer Newsletter - Spring 2018
Parent/carer Newsletter - Autumn 2018