E-Safety Support Celebrates Five Years of Delivering Outstanding E-safety Practices

A look back at the last five years of E-safety Support and a look forward to the future of safeguarding.

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Let’s head back to 2012. Internet usage was rocketing. Social media sites we’re leading this charge. 250 million photos were being uploaded onto Facebook. 175 million tweets we’re being shared. All of this daily...yes daily!

The dark side of the Internet was also rising. Links about sex we’re being shared 90 percent more than any other link. Childline had highlighted 4,507 cases of cyber bullying. It was reported that online bullying amongst youth is a global problem.

More pupils than ever we’re gaining access to technology, at an earlier age and being exposed to heightened online risk.

To safeguard pupils from the emergence of online risks, the Ofsted framework for school inspection was introduced in 2012, addressing e-safety provisions required by schools.

E-Safety Support launched in 2013 as one of the early pioneering platforms to introduce consistent e-safety practices nationally. Our purpose - to empower teachers with outstanding practices in ensuring pupils stay safe online and that inspection requirements could be delivered in a hassle-free manner.

Five years on we’ve stayed true to our purpose, strengthening our commitment to delivering quality and consistency in e-safety practices to the teaching community nationally (and indeed internationally). Our platform expertise and increasing engagement rates makes E-Safety Support one of the UK’s preferred partners for e-safety guidance and delivery.

To date, more than 118,000 training courses have been delivered through the E-Safety Support platform. Over 15,700 members leverage our expertise and insights on a regular basis.

Safeguarding the Future

Child protection and welfare needs are evolving. According to the NSPCC, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds. Findings by Bentley, H.et al (2017) How safe are our children? go further to demonstrate the increasing nature of offline risks to children.

Providing a holistic approach to protect children against both offline and online risks is vital. This is why we are launching Safeguarding Essentials, a comprehensive service for Safeguarding future generations.

Safeguarding Essentials will provide a comprehensive range of safeguarding resources including teacher training, classroom resources, policies, checklists and parent guides, to better equip schools in preventing and detecting current risks faced by children.

Our new service will be accessible anytime and anywhere, empowering teachers to have the latest knowledge at their fingertips to deliver outstanding safeguarding practices with ease.

Further information about the new resources will be coming soon. Existing E-safety Support members will be notified via your weekly email bulletin. If you are not already an E-safety Support member, you can register your interest in the new Safeguarding Essentials service.

Written by E-safety Support on February 22, 2018 13:19

Safer Internet Day 2018 Competition

Encourage pupils to play their part for a better Internet with our E-safety Twitter Competition

SID2018 LogoThe next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the fifteenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 6th February 2018.

The theme for 'Safer Internet Day 2018' will be ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better Internet starts with you’.

The day will give us the opportunity to think about the positive uses of technology and the role we can all play to create a better Internet. The theme encourages us to consider what we do online, the way we behave and communicate and how we should always endeavour to be positive and post positive content.

SID 2018 Competition

To celebrate the fantastic work being done through Safer Internet Day activities around the world, we are delighted to be running a competition for schools. To get involved, all your pupils have to do is create a Tweet based on the SID2018 theme. This can be in simple text, an image or a video. As long as it can be Tweeted and includes @ESafetySupport in the message.

To submit your school entries:

1) Simply Tweet your entries including the @ESafetySupport from your school Twitter account,
2) Submit your entries by email to competition@e-safetysupport.com and we will Tweet it on your behalf

Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 5th 2018 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.


There will be 2 categories, Best Primary School Tweet and Best Secondary School Tweet. Winners will be chosen and announced on Safer Internet Day. Winners will receive one years free Premium Plus membership to E-safety Support for their school.

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Written by E-safety Support on February 01, 2018 15:19

E-safety Twitter Competition Terms 2018

This competition is open to schools and youth organisations in the UK and schools overseas. You do not have to be a member of E-safety Support to enter.

Entries must be received by midnight on 5th February 2018 to be entered into the competition.

Each E-safety Tip must be a Tweet from a school Twitter account (this can be text, image or video) and include @EsafetySupport in the Tweet to be valid. Entries can also be submitted via email to competition@e-safetysupport.com.

By submitting an entry, you agree for the Tweet to be used on the E-safety Support website as well as on social media platforms. Your school name (but no names of staff of pupils) may also be included on these platforms.

There are 2 categories, Best Primary School Tweet, Best Secondary School Tweet.

A winner will be chosen from each category and announced on 6th February 2018 - Safer Internet Day. If you are a winner, we will endeavour to contact you by phone and email on the same day prior to announcement. However, if we are unable to contact you, we will still announce the winning entries on the 6th February.

If you are chosen as a winner, you will be given 1 years free Premium Plus membership to E-safety Support for your school. If you are already a member, the free year will be added to the end of your current membership period. Alternatively, you may choose to nominate another school to receive your prize.

For winner’s details please send an email to: competition@e-safetysupport.com within 28 days of the closing date.

By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by the rules and by any other requirements set out in promotional material.

Written by E-safety Support on January 18, 2018 10:37

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