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As part of the Computing section of the National Curriculum, schools have to teach the children about the importance of e-safety. But what is e-safety, why is it so important and how can you use it at home?


Children are able to access the internet on phones, PCs, laptops, tablets and their game consoles, but it is important that they use these devices safely. The internet is a great way for children to social, have fun and explore. However, there are risks online such as: cyberbullying, seeing inappropriate content and the risk of grooming.

Although tackling these issues may sound daunting, you don’t have to be an expert about computers to keep your child safe. We hope some of the resources and links in this section of our website will give you some advice about understanding e-safety and how to help protect your child online.

Help and Advice

If you find something on the internet or someone has made you sad or scared you should tell your mum, dad or the person who looks after you at home or a teacher at school. If you would like to talk to someone else we have added some links below to the Advice Help and Report Centre on the CEOPS website. You can contact people who are friendly and helpful by following the link for your age group.


Age 5-7

Age 8-10

Age 11-16

E-Safety Guidance from Durham County