E-Safety covers issues relating to children and young people as well as adults and their safe use of the Internet, mobile phones and other electronic communications technologies, both in and out of school. It includes education for all members of the school community on risks and responsibilities and is part of the ‘duty of care’ which applies to everyone working with children.

Why is E Safety Important?

Schools must be aware that children and staff cannot be completely prevented from being exposed to risks both on and offline. Children should be empowered and educated so that they are equipped with the skills to make safe and responsible decisions as well as to feel able to report any concerns.


  • Cyberbullying (along with all other forms of bullying) of any member of the academy community will not be tolerated.
  • Full details are set out in the academy’s policy on anti-bullying and behaviour.
  • There are clear procedures in place to support anyone in the school community affected by cyberbullying.
  • All incidents of cyberbullying reported to the academy will be recorded.

There will be clear procedures in place to investigate incidents or allegations of Cyberbullying.

Schools can now reach their whole school community with this free resource from E-safety Support.



Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777
Email: caroline.granton@schools.sunderland.gov.uk

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777
Email: anita.blakeman@schools.sunderland.gov.uk