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On Monday 19th March Yr 6 children took part in a Cyber Security Workshop. Steve Parker from Essex Fire Service spoke with the children about the importance of staying safe on-line, ensuring their security settings were regularly updated within social media platforms and, with their imminent transition to secondary education, explained how incidents of cyber-bullying and grooming were more likely. Steve gave some great advice but he was also very frank about the dangers which made the children sit up and listen attentively.

YouTube Safety Fact Sheet for Parents 

Please see the document below - this is a useful safety Fact sheet on You Tube for Parents. 

Esafety Week 2018 


Once again we had a fantastic Esafety Week with lots of exciting and interesting workshops. 

During the week the children took part in a range of workshops and assemblies which will enable them to keep safe on-line. We know there are lots of amazing experiences and learning opportunities on the world-wide web but there is also a side that can be dangerous and distressing so it is important that our children are confident and well-equipped to make judgements and decisions if something doesn’t look or feel right. It is also really important that they talk to an adult whether that is at home, school or someone independent. Please talk to your children about what they have learnt this week and ensure that they are reminded regularly.

Esafety Week 2017 

During our Easfety week we learnt a variety of things about how to stay safe online.  


On Monday 6th February Year 6 took part in a workshop called Friend:Unfriend. It was about a mysterious new social media site called 'Faceless Friends' (of course!) everybody wanted to sign up. But not all was as it seemed....

Year 6 had a fabulous time and learnt a variety of skills about how to stay safe online. 


On Wednesday 8th February Year 6 also took part in a session led by The Essex Fire safety service (community development and safeguarding team). They learnt about; 

· Social Media (hidden dangers)

· Online gaming

· Online predators

· Cyber bullying

· Identity theft

· Keeping information safe

  To educate young people in fire safety skills and responsible citizenship


On Wednesday 8th February and Thursday 9th February Year groups 1 – 5 took part an hour interactive drama workshop called DOT.COM, the children explored the ever-changing world of social media. The workshop covered the following issues:

• digital footprints

• online gaming

• digital citizenship

• picture messaging

• social networking & online friends


What the children learnt 

  • The importance of being nice and safe whilst using the internet
  • Expressing ideas, thoughts and feelings through role-play and drama
  • People don't always look like they should on the internet
  • To always ask an adult if they are unsure about something they come across whilst playing online


Esafety Week 2016

Esafety Week 2016


This week was E-Safety Week. All children from Yrs 1-6 took part in an interactive workshop which gave them the key facts and messages about keeping safe on-line and what to do if anything they see makes them ‘uncomfortable’ or afraid.


Yr 6 took part in ‘The World of Thrones’ where they had the chance to add their own ideas to a basic game show type script to make the story their own. They performed their final masterpiece to Yr 4 &5 in the afternoon.


Yrs 1-5 took part in ‘Into the Screen’ where they played games on a giant keyboard on the floor. They learned what is ‘safe’ to talk about on-line and also what information they should never share.

Esafety Safety Week 2015

This week has been E-Safety Week. All childrein in Key Stage 1 and 2 have taken part in workshops and assemblies which have highlighted how to stay safe online and the importance of keeping your personal details private. Year 6 also experienced a workshop which showed how easy it was to become friends with someone that lied about their identity. The internet is a wonderful resource but parents and children need to be aware of the dangers.

Please see individual class pages for more pictures and information

What is E-Safety?

Whilst the internet and associated technologies are an excellent tool with resource to enrich learning, there are still dangers related to their use, especially in relation to young children. Some examples of this are:

Bullying via chat (mobile phones) or email

Obsessive internet use

Exposure to inappropriate materials

Inappropriate or illegal behaviour

Physical danger of sexual abuse


As a school it is our duty of care alongside that of parents and other members of the community to protect our children from these dangers and this can be achieved by many different mechanisms working together.

The purpose of this e-safety is to outline what measures our school takes to ensure that children can work in an e-safe environment and that any e-safety issue is detected and dealt with in a timely and appropriate fashion.


Shaw Primary Academy works with staff, pupils and parents/carers to create a school community which values the use of new technologies in enhancing learning, encourages responsible use of ICT, and follows agreed policies to minimise potential e-safety risks.

  • We discuss, monitor and review our e-safety policy on a regular basis, linking it with other relevant policies such as Safeguarding, Behaviour for Learning and Anti-Bullying Policies.
  • We support staff in the use of ICT as an essential tool for enhancing learning and in the embedding of e-safety across the whole school curriculum.
  • We ensure that pupils are aware of the potential e-safety risks associated with the use of ICT and mobile technologies, that pupils feel able and safe to report incidents and abide by the school’s e-safety policy.
  • We provide opportunities for parents/carers to receive e-safety education and information, to enable them to support their children in developing good e-safety behaviour.

For further information on online safety for your child please click on the following links: