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Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy


Year 7 - 11


E-Safety – Top Tips for Students

Social Networking


  1. Privacy settings need to be set to ‘friends only’ – including comments, posts and photos
  2. Limit friend numbers to people you genuinely know and people you trust
  3. Only post content and photos you wouldn’t mind showing your family
  4. Learn how to report any issues direct to the social networking site
  5. Never accept people you don’t know and trust in the real world
  6. Remember that giving out personal information is risky
  7. Remember web cam feeds can be recorded and faked
  8. Don’t webcam with people you don’t know
  9. Turn off the webcam after use
  10. Delete people that make you feel uncomfortable
  11. Know how to report a problem

Instagram checklist
Twitter checklist
Snapchat checklist

Mobile Phones

  1. Don’t enable your location or geo tagging on your phone
  2. Only let friends in the real world have your phone number or location
  3. Think before you post
  4. Understand the safety functions and how to report abuse


  1. People are not always who they say they are online
  2. Keep gaming friends ‘in game’
  3. Don’t give out personal information
  4. Learn the reporting processes in the game

Useful Links:


Find out what’s good and what’s not so good on the internet and what you can do about it.

Know IT All

An interactive internet safety resource.  Contains the latest advice on cyberbullying and reporting.


Information about social networking sites and how to use them responsibly, plus advice on preventing and responding to cyberbullying.


Great for children, teachers, parents and carers.  Fun games and activities alongside internet safety advice.

Chat Danger

Advices for teenagers on how to stay safe while chatting online with information about the potential dangers of interactive services like chat, Instant Messenger, online games, email and mobiles.

Childnet Checklist

Childnet has produced a checklist of safety questions for parents and carers when purchasing a mobile phone for a child.


Premium rate services regulator providing advice for users on phone-paid services. Phone-paid services add the cost of a service or goods to your phone bill or pre-pay account – this could include ringtones and wallpapers for your phone, TV voting or charity donations.


Parents – understand the positive and creative ways people are using social networking spaces like MySpace, Facebook and Bebo and highlights the potential risks of using these sites and the ways to minimise these risks.


Produced by young people. Explores the issues of internet security and protection with explanations, important information and advice on how to protect a computer from viruses, phishing, scams, spyware and trojans.

Young People, Music and the Internet

A leaflet developed with the music industry.

Pro Music

A list of legal sites to download music.

The Childnet Jargon Buster

A glossary of key terms you might come across whilst learning about e-safety.

E-safety at OBA