Main Street, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 3PF


Hackthorn Church Of England Primary School

A small traditional school with a modern outlook

Online E-Safety

In school, we start e-safety from Reception and every term there is a whole school focused Assembly looking at staying safe on the internet. In classes, pupils have age specific lessons where they explore e-safety. We recommend all parents and carers take the time to find out about e-safety.

The Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) has a Youtube channel where they upload information videos about staying safe online, we strongly recommend you watch the videos which cover subjects such as 'Sexting', 'Parental Controls' and 'Video Game Ratings':

 (LSCB) Youtube Channel


E-Safety Tips:

The following recommendations are taken from:


Keeping your child safe online. Approximately 59% of children have already used a social network by the time they are 10.


Social Media:

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat,, Ask FM, Twitter, YouTube, Whatsapp

Minimum age: 13


Popular Games: We know pupils from our school talk about playing the following games. These have a PEGI rating, equivalent to an age classification on a film.  Children below the age SHOULD NOT have access to the games.

Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Five Nights at Freddy’s

Minimum age: 18


There are downloadable guides about how some of the most popular games and apps work, and how you can change settings to help pupils stay safer online.  Please click on the guides below.  These have been produced in collaboration with Lincolnshire County Council and Lincolnshire Policing Units.




Below are a few parental guides to protecting our children online and how to approach the subjects with children.



The UK Safer Internet Centre have produced this short clip ahead of 'Safer Internet Day 2023' this year, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online’.

Updated January 2023