Online Safety For Parents

Please visit the Parents’ Page for Parentzone information.

What is E-Safety?

E-Safety – Electronic Safety

E-Safety promotes the safe use of information systems and electronic communications. E-Safety encompasses not only internet technologies but also electronic communications via mobile phones, games consoles and wireless technology.

Why Is E-Safety Important?

We live in a digital age where technology is playing an ever increasing part in our lives; it is changing the way that we do things both inside and outside of school and although we recognise the benefits of technology we must also be aware of the potential risks and ensure that all governors, staff, pupils and parents/carers and the wider community associated with the school, are able to use technology in a safe and responsible manner.

We take E-Safety very seriously at St.Anne’s. Our aim is to encourage all children to understand the huge benefits of using the internet, whilst also highlighting any possible risks they may encounter, and how to deal with them.

6 Apps that parents need to be aware of:

What I need to know about INSTAGRAM

What I need to know about WHATSAPP

Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, WhatsApp, Skype.

Ollee is a virtual friend developed by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative, which aims to make a difference to children’s emotional wellbeing.  

Aimed at 8-11 year-olds and their parents, the Ollee app helps families talk about difficult topics by offering advice about a range of subjects including school, family, friends and the world.  Please click on the above link to meet Ollee. 

For more information and guidance please follow the links below:


Oversharing online_Membership_Handout



A Parent’s Guide to being social online.

Tips for parents and carers – in game chat – YouTube

Online safety tips

Roblox – Video Parent Guide

2020 Education for a Connected World

Information on the House Party App

You Tube Moderation for Parents

Social Media App Guide for Parents

ooVoo A guide for parents


CSE Social Media Library – a guide to online Apps

Thinkuknow Parent’s Guide to Snapchat

Digital Parenting.

We are proud to be a Digital Parenting member of Parent Zone.

To some parents, the internet can seem like a bit of minefield. With new technology emerging all the time, it can be hard to stay up to date and – more importantly – it can be hard to stay ahead of the kids.

Paul Bradshaw, Schools Improvement Liverpool:

‘Schools Improvement Liverpool are proud to be associated with the work of Parent Zone, who have helped support our work in improving the e-safety of the children and young people of Liverpool. They provide a range of high-quality materials (including the free Vodafone Digital Parenting magazine and Digital Parenting Membership resources) that can complement a school’s approach to e-safeguarding.’

The Vodafone Digital Parenting Guide covers  every area of the modern web and mobile internet you can think of; from apps and games to location services and online videos. If your online knowhow needs a bit of a refresh, or if you’re just keen to know the tricks to staying safe, look no further!

Click on the links below to view each magazine.

Digital Parenting January 2020

We are regularly updated with information from Parent Zone and we will continue to publish any information we find relevant.



Microtransactions – A Parent Guide

Acceptable behaviour online parent handout DSch

What makes some online areas riskier than others parent handout DSc

Primary summer handout Parenzone

Guidance on sexting

Online grooming handout

Young people and mental health (1)

Screen time – finding a balance handout

E-Safety Newsletters

Alan Mackenzie is an E-Safety Adviser who produces comprehensive newsletters for parents. Click on the links below to view.



Online Safety Newsletter February 2021

DITTO-Ed January-2021

DITTO January-2020

DITTO September 2019

Click on the links below to learn more about keeping your children safe on the internet.

School Improvement Liverpool Online Safety Update – October 2020 (2)

School Improvement Liverpool Online Safety Update – July 2020

Guidance for children and young people, families and professionals facing unwanted or hurtful messages online (1)

ThinkB4UClick and It’s Cool to Be Kind posters – inside Liverpool (1)

Share Aware booklet_

Online safety booklet_AW_ENGLISH_web 

Gaming safety Powerpoint

Digital Resilience Toolkit: 6 – 10 year olds – Internet Matters


Smart Poster

NSPCC Share-aware parents’ guide

Barnardo’s Digital Dangers Report

Merseyside Police Top Tips to stay safe online


Parents Guide to the Internet

Internet Safety for Parents

Making the Internet Safe

Keep your children safe on Facebook

Tips for Parents about Twitter

Mobile Phone Tips for Parents

Top Tips for BlackBerry
 Think you know – Play Like Share  

Privacy Settings

Ensure that you stay safe while you are using social media apps or websites. Read our useful safety guides to set your privacy settings.

Instagram Twitter


In App Purchases



PlayStation Vita

Nintendo Wii