The Joseph Rowntree School

Online Safety

The last two years have seen a significant increase in our use of the internet, and children are online more than ever before. The internet can provide a wealth of information, a way to connect with friends and loved ones, and fantastic learning opportunities, but it is important that young people know how to keep safe online. Through our curriculum, form time and assembly program, we seek to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to keep safe online, and to have the skills they need to become lifelong learners.

If you have any concerns about E-Safety, you can report these to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mr. P Walker by emailing


Below you will find useful websites and Guides


  1. Safer Children York (, a wide range of resources on online abuse, cyberbullying and wider online safety.
  2. Educate against Hate – advice on Radicalisation and Extremism ( )
  3. Childline ( for free and confidential advice
  4. UK Safer Internet centre (Report Harmful Content - We Help You Remove Content) to report and remove harmful content online
  5. CEOP ( )  for advice on making a report about online abuse
  6. Childnet (Parent and Carer Toolkit - Childnet) offers a toolkit to support parents  and carers of children of any age  to start discussions around their online life to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and where to find more help and support.
  7. Commonsensemedia  (Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families)  provides independent reviews, age ratings and other information about all types of media for parents and carers.
  8. Government advice (Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for parents and carers to keep children safe online - GOV.UK (   about protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting and cyberbullying.
  9. NSPCC – remove a nude image shared online:
  10. 4. NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online:
  11. Young Person’s Social Media Guides:
  12. Childnet – Advice for 13-17 year olds on Online Sexual Harassment:




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