Teaching children about online safety (e-safety) is extremely important and is a large part of child protection and safeguarding, especially considering the technology that is available to our students both in school and outside of school.

Due to the needs of our pupils at Milestone Academy, each class personalises the way that E-safety is taught to help develop their pupil’s understanding of the topic.

The school works in partnership with the Leigh Academies Trust to ensure that all staff participate in safeguarding training at the beginning of each academic year which includes e-safety. As a school, we also offer e-safety workshops twice a year where we invite parents into the school to talk about any difficulties they have at home around e-safety and we give any advice and support that we can offer.

Should you have any concerns regarding what your child is accessing online please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Goosani (DSL) or Janet Tidmas (Deputy DSL).

Below are a series of documents and resources that you may find helpful when supporting your child with how to keep themselves and others safe online.

Report online abuse or concerns to CEOP

National Online Safety

The National Online Safety is a multi-award winning digital training provider, with extensive resources in online safety, developed in line with the Department of Education’s statutory requirements.

As part of our membership with the National Online Safety, we are pleased to share with you access to this resource. Please register here as a parent.

The package provides e-courses, resources and updates for the whole school community – including all school staff, governors and parents/carers – to support us in making the internet a safer place for children.

The following short course(s) is/are a good place to start:

If you have any questions about ICT & Online Safety please do not hesitate to contact me directly,

Many Thanks,

Kyle Marsh | ICT Lead