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
Simple, bitesize info and advice on the latest apps, games and social media sites. How to set privacy settings and parental controls.Safety guidelines for sites and apps.
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 Mr Burt, our eSafety safeguarding lead via the school office.


eSafety Letters / Newsletters

eSafety Newsletter - Autumn 23
eSafety Newsletter - Summer 23
eSafety Newsletter - Spring 23
eSafety Newsletter - Autumn 22
eSafety Newsletter - Summer 22
eSafety Newsletter - Spring 22
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.