Increasingly ICT is an essential resource in supporting the learning and teaching of young people, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults.  As part of this, it is important that all users are aware of the risks associated with the use of these internet technologies and that some, such as Facebook and Instagram, have minimum age requirements, usually 13 years.

Here at SS Alban and Stephen Junior School we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on eSafety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.


The theme for this year’s Safer Internet day was – Be The Change: unite for a better internet. The eSafety ambassadors led an assembly about this very important area of learning. Please click on the link below to open the PowerPoint slides that were shared with the school community at a special assembly.

Safer Internet Day 2017 PowerPoint



The theme of the 2016 Safer Internet day was ‘Play your part for a better internet’.  All year groups explored an aspect of this during their weekly Computing lesson and Mrs Burley led an assembly on Esafety.  During the half term, all children had the opportunity to create their own Esafety poster.  Two winners were picked from each class and their posters are now displayed around the school.


During anti-bullying week Mrs Burley talked to all classes about Cyber bullying.  She used the cbbc website’s ’10 Top tips for avoiding Cyber bullying’ to form the structure of the discussions and to build on the children’s existing safety knowledge.


There was a parent esafety information evening on Tuesday 17th November 2015 from 6pm-7.15pm which all parents were invited to attend.  It was delivered by Richard Maskrey who is an Esafety advisor from Herts for Learning and was full of information about how to help keep your child safe online.  Handouts can be found on the links below or are available in the front entrance of the school.


On Tuesday the 10th February we joined hundreds of other organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day and promoting the safe and responsible use of technology.  The children in Year 3&4 completed workshops on how to stay safe on the internet in their Computing lesson and the whole school participated in an assembly which asked them to consider what good digital deed they could do.  The children in Year 5&6 revised their previous esafety learning through workshops during their Computing sessions on Thursday 12/2/15.  All children have been asked to complete a ‘Safer Internet Day Home Survey’ over the February half term.  This will be used to support a lesson with their class teachers after half term.

To help support the guidance of your children at home please follow the links below:

Below are the handouts from the Parents Esafety Information Evening:


eSafety Spring Newsletter from Herts for Learning