Safer Internet Day - #esstips Competition Winners

We are delighted to have received over 700 entries for our #esstips competition, supporting the Safer Internet Day 2016 activities.

In the last few days leading up to SID2016, we had a flurry of entries for the #esstips competition - aimed at encouraging students to come up with their own tip for safe use of the Internet. We are delighted to announce the winners.

Primary Category
In the primary category, special mention goes to the following entries:

  • Check your age before you click on that page! - Sudbourne School
  • Be safe online, I’m sure that’s fine, don’t be a bully or you’ll commit a crime. - Phillimore Community Primary School
  • The primary school winning entry was:
    Never chat with anyone you don’t know, because you never know how far it will go
    This came in from the students at Hawley Place School in Camberley

    Secondary Category
    Special mentions in the secondary category go to:

  • Don't send messages that could offend - Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green
  • Online stranger = Danger - Heart of England
  • Stop and think before you speak or say - Rochdale Girls School
  • The secondary school winning entry goes to:
    If you don't know the sender, it might be a pretender!
    This winning entry came from St James Senior Girls School in London

    Congratulations go to everyone who entered - we had a fantastic response and we hope the students enjoyed taking part.

    We would like to thank e-safety consultant Tim Pinto for choosing our winners, he had quite a job picking from hundreds of great entries.

    It's great that schools are still tweeting with the hashtag #esstips - we will continue to retweet these tips throughout the year.

    Written by E-safety Support on February 22, 2016 13:11

    E-safety Tips Competition Terms

    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 8th February 2016 to be entered into the competition.

    Each E-safety Tip must be a maximum 140 characters and include the hashtag #esstips to be valid.

    By submitting an entry, you agree for the 'tip' 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 3 categories, Best Primary School Tip, Best Secondary School Tip, Best Tip from an Overseas School.

    A winner will be chosen from each category and announced on 9th February 2016 - 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 9th 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.

    Winners will Each of the UK category winners will also receive a 100 device licence for their school for a year from our partners at Point2Protect. WInners will be contected directly by Point2Protect with details of their prize.

    For winner’s details please send an email to: within 28 days of the draw date.

    By entering the free prize draw, 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 12, 2016 10:27

    Safer Internet Day 2016 Competition

    Encourage pupils to play their part for a better internet with our 'E-safety Tips' Competition

    SID 2016The next ‘Safer Internet Day’ will be the thirteenth edition of the event and will take place worldwide on Tuesday 9th February 2016. The theme for 'Safer Internet Day 2016' will be 'Play your part for a better internet'.

    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 2016 Competion

    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 come up with a positive e-safety tip that can be tweeted during the run-up to and during ‘Safer Internet Day’.

    Entries must be a maximum of 140 characters and include the hashtag #esstips

    To submit your school entries:

    1) Simply Tweet your entries including the hashtag #esstips from your school Twitter account,
    2) Submit your entries by email to

    Entry is open now and schools can enter as many tips as they wish. All entries must be received before midnight on February 8th 2016 to be included in the competition. Please see the competition terms here.


    There will be 3 categories, Best Primary School Tip, Best Secondary School Tip, Best Tip from an Overseas School. 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.

    We are delighted that our partners at Point2Protect have also provided prizes for our winners. Each of the UK category winners will receive a 100 device licence for their school for a year


    The entries have been coming in think and fast.

    To see the entries we have received so far, click here.

    Written by E-safety Support on January 27, 2016 11:21

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