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Useful Information on Internet Usage and E-Safety

E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School

The School’s E-Safety Policy reflects the importance it places on 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. It highlights the need to educate children and young people about the benefits, risks and responsibilities of using information technology.

E-SAFETY at Queen’s Croft High School

  • E-Safety concerns safeguarding children and young people in the digital world.
  • E-Safety emphasises learning to understand and use new technologies in a positive way.
  • E-Safety is less about restriction and more about education about the risks as well as the benefits so we can feel confident online.
  • E-Safety is concerned with supporting children and young people to develop safer online behaviours both in and out of school.

Ten Easy Steps to Stay Safe Online
The following easy steps act as a good basis to keep safe online and are taken from the Safety Net Kids website:

  • Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number
  • Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore
  • Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
  • Never give out your passwords
  • Don’t befriend people you don’t know
  • Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
  • Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
  • Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
  • Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
  • If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately

What Should You Do If You / Your Child is Being Bullied Online ?

We would encourage all students / parents to speak up about any problems they are facing by either:

  • Speaking to your Tutor
  • Speaking to any member of staff who you feel comfortable with
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Further Information:

Further information about Online Safety can be accessed via:



Queen's Croft High School

Birmingham Road, Lichfield,
Staffordshire WS13 6PJ

Call us on

01543 227245 and speak to Mrs Hunt, Mrs Hodgkiss or Mrs Blakemore in the administration office

Email us at

 office@queenscroft.staffs.sch.uk