E-Safety is taken seriously at Shaftesbury High School. We have assemblies about E-Safety to watch videos describing to our students the risks of having an online presence. This E-Safety page will be developed with relevant E-Safety content for our students and their parents & carers to use and refer to for help with E-Safety and understanding the risks of being online and how to manage those risks.

The E-Safety section of this site is mainly for parents and carers but also for our students and staff to use as a helpful guide. New E-Safety content and sites will be listed here as we add them.

Are you worried about your child being criminally exploited?

The Children’s Society have produced leaflets to help parents who are worried about their children being criminally exploited. Please click on the link in your preferred language.

Information about Twitch

Twitch is an online live streaming video site. Users can broadcast live video games, eSports, music performances etc however there are some issues to keep in mind about Twitch.
Please be aware that:

  • Users can chat privately (this is called a Whisper) – you can limit who can whisper to you in your settings.
  • Whilst it may seem harmless, many of the games being played have violent content, e.g. Call of Duty, which has a rating of 18+.
  • No child-friendly filter. Content users can view isn’t restricted based on the age of the account holder.
  • Chat rooms run alongside the live-stream, while it does have moderators content can only be moderated after it is posted.
  • There is advertising along the side of the site.
  • Twitchers who stream also may use inappropriate language, which may be an issue especially if younger kids are watching.

Click here to watch a Youtube video about the risks of using Twitch.
If you are worried about your child using Twitch, why not visit Twitch.tv and have a look around for yourself. If your child likes to watch a certain stream, why not watch a few of their streams to help you understand what that streamer is broadcasting and make a decision about its suitability for your child.
Twitch’s terms of service say that users between the age of 13 and 18 can use Twitch whilst supervised by an adult.

Safety settings on Twitch

The Twitch site has a ‘Report’ button next to each user’s stream. You need to be logged into the Twitch site to be able to report someone. Certain words can be blocked in the chat such as swear words. You can block messages, whispers and invites from people you don’t know in the Settings menu.

Parent Info’s guide for parents who are worried that their children might see something inappropriate online

Parent Info have produced a guide for parents worried that their children might see something inappropriate online. Please click here to view the guide.

NSPCC’s Pokemon Go guide for parents

The NSPCC have released a guide to the Pokemon Go craze to help parents keep their children safe whilst playing the game. Click here to read the guide.

Anti-Bullying Alliance’s anti-bullying tool for parents

The Anti-Bullying Alliance have created a useful tool to give parents information in a visual and interactive manner about bullying. Try the tool out here.

‘Nude Selfies: What Parents and Carers Need to Know’

CEOP have launched four YouTube films about nude selfies to help parents and carers to understand the risks of nude selfies and how they can help their children safe from the risks of nude selfies.
The four films are called:


Minecraft is very popular with children and young adults. Click here to download a guide to Minecraft and how it can be used safely.

Managing money in a digital world

An article about how to manage money in a digital world has been produced by The Parent Zone. It will help you to discuss and explain making digital payments with your children. Click here to read the article.
The Parent Zone have also produced this article containing top tips on digital finance.

NSPCC – Is my child ready to be left alone?

As your child gets older, they’ll often want to have a little more independence. But how can you make sure they’re safe when they’re not with you? This guide recently developed by NSPCC is a useful guide to look at.

Parent Info