The emphasis on E-safety in the new Computing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

At Key Stage 1, pupils should be taught to:-

  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.

At Key Stage 2, pupils should be taught to:-

  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact. 

At Hackthorn CE Primary School we are committed to promoting e-Safety by raising awareness of the issues surrounding the use of the internet and mobile technology. Within Computing lessons, we use a variety of online resources to teach pupils about e-Safety. These resources are freely available on the internet and can be accessed by clicking the links below. Please share them with your children and help us to help your child by discussing internet rules and how to keep themselves safe online.

Key Stage 1

Keeping Under-Fives Safe Online [pdf download]

Smartie the Penguin

Digiduck’s Big Decision   (Also available for free in the iTunes app store )

Hector’s World

Lower Key Stage 2

Smartcrew Adventures

Lee and Kim’s Adventure

Upper Key Stage 2


Caught in the Web


Safety on the internet matters. This fun, interactive, stop motion animated video has useful advice and tips for parents of 6-10s so that you can help them to stay safe online.


The following links offer guidance and practical tips to help you keep your children safe online.


The following links provide further advice and information regarding E-Safety. There are also a number of activities for children to complete. A copy of our Acceptable Use/E-Safety Policy is available to download by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

Additional Dowloadable Resources

Acceptable Use Policy

Parent Factsheet

Supporting Young People Online

Underage Gaming and Social Media Age Restrictions