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eSafety for Students

E-Safety at Clacton County High School

Online safety resources for students

Digital technology is amazing. It makes it easier than ever for us to learn, create, share and connect online. Just like in the physical world though, there are simple and sensible steps that we should take to keep ourselves safe.

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BBC 'Own It'

The new BBC ‘Own It’ website and app allows young people to take control of their online life - be it Vlogging, Gaming, or have Phone FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Find out more by watching the multitude of informative videos on the Own it website -

Take it a stage further by installing the BBC Own It App...

The 'Own It' app helps you take control of your online life! The BBC Own It keyboard and app gives you advice when you need, in real-time as you type! Helping you to make smart choices, feel more confident, and live your best life online.

The 'Own It' app and keyboard gives you access to some amazing ways of expressing yourself online and gives you the best and coolest tools for chat goals!
Group chat getting dull? - Get your friends fired up with conversation starters and loads of other fun ways to keep the convo going....
If you’re feeling emosh, tell your mates instantly with their new emoticons....
The app also includes a special keyboard which you can customise - express yourself with Own It!
This can be used like any other keyboard, but it also gives you helpful tips and friendly advice as you write!
• Track how you feel and improve your wellbeing.
• Packed full of gifs and emojis to help express yourself!
• Lots of fun quizzes, videos and articles to enjoy.
• Best of all, the Own It keyboard and app is personal to you. Everything you type is kept completely private, and never leaves the Own It app on your phone

Download the 'BBC Own It App' from theApple or GooglePlay store.
Remember, if you are Under 13, make sure your parent or guardian has given you permission first.

Take Control now - Visit the BBC Own It Website
Parent View - BBC Online life and the Own It app

Find out how the brand new BBC Own It app can help children to lead a positive online life. The app comes with a special keyboard that gives helpful tips and friendly advice as you type, plus it has a diary feature to help children track their feelings - Parent View - BBC Online life and the Own It app - Click Here

The Experts View - BBC Online life and the Own It app - Click Here

HRH The Duke of Cambridge comments on the importance of children’s digital wellbeing - Click Here

Live My Digital eSafety for Students

To help you stay safe online there is a series consists of six short films for students to help empower you to use social media safely and responsibly. The videos look at the ways in which the internet and digital technology can be used positively as well as identifying some of the most common issues you may face (or have already faced) when using the internet and social media.


As you’re probably already aware, cyberbullying is any form of bullying that happens online. It can be something subtle, like being left out of a group chat to something more obviously nasty or threatening. It can also be very public and can happen at any place and at any time.
This video will give you tips and advice on how to take a step back, get things in perspective and deal with cyberbullying in a way that means you can still enjoy being online.

Digital Footprint

A digital footprint is the trail of information we leave behind us when we do anything online - when we share, search, join groups or buy things. All of this information is stored somewhere – sometimes we know about it and sometimes we don’t.

In this video, we will give you insights into how digital footprints are formed, why it’s important to be aware of them, how you can manage your digital footprint and ways to make it work to your advantage.

Identity and Self-esteem

Most of us want to present ourselves in the best possible light online and with photo editing apps, we can tune our appearance any way we like. But if people like this stylised version of ourselves, how satisfying is that? What does it say about how we think about ourselves?

This video gives you some things to think about when it comes to how we present ourselves online as well as some tips and advice on how avoid social peer pressure, remain confident and be true to yourself.

Relationships and Grooming

Social media is such a powerful tool for connecting you to people you know and also for making new connections with people that you don’t. Unfortunately, it can also be used by less honest people to construct fake profiles in order to scam others or build romantic relationships.

This video has been created to give you information about how the people we connect with online don’t always have the best intentions, as well as advice on how to avoid the dangers.

Security and Privacy

We share so many aspects of our lives online – from where we go out, to what we eat, to where we go on holiday. This is great for keeping up to date with friends and family, but sometimes this information can be used against us in the form of hacks, phishing scams or viruses.

This video gives you tips on what sorts of information you should to keep to yourself, trends we’re seeing in this space and advice on how to stay secure online.


Sharing is such a big part of our online lives, and for most of us who share responsibly, it’s great. But for some, it can be detrimental, and sexting is one of the biggest problems. Sexting involves someone sharing any form of sexually explicit content, like a nude selfie, with another person.

This video has been created to encourage you to think about the risks of sexting as well as offering guidance on what to do if you’ve either received sexually explicit content, or are thinking about sharing it.

For further information and practical advice on staying safe on-line, please take the time to visit the following websites:

• **Recommended** Parent - Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online
• InternetMatters
• UK Safer Internet Centre
• CEOP Channel on YouTube
• - Cyberbullying
• Childnet International - ChildNet Hub for Young People
• Childnet International - Cyberbullying 'Let's Fight it Together'
• BBC Bitesize - eSafety Information
• TUK? – Think U Know

Useful 'Know Where to Go....' films on CEOP's YouTube Channel:-
• Report a video to YouTube for Removal
• Report a picture or video to Facebook for Removal
• Report Internet content to the Internet Watch Foundation

Reporting abuse

The symbol on the 'Report Abuse' button, which looks a bit like an eye on legs, represents the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), a group of law enforcement agencies who work together to fight online abuse relating to children. If you click on the button you will be reporting a problem directly to someone at CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency) You are then likely to be contacted by a social worker or a police officer, to talk through your report in more detail. They need to do this to make sure you are safe. It is also a good idea to talk to your parents about your report to CEOP, although if your report concerns a family member, CEOP will not make contact with them until an investigation has been completed.

If you do not want to make a report by pressing the button but are still worried about something online, then please talk to one of the Pastoral Hub team or to an adult you can trust.

Face Coverings

In line with the national guidance, students, staff and any visitors to school are currently required to wear a face covering, unless exempt, in all communal areas or public spaces on the school site; this also applies to students travelling on public transport and for parents when attending any meetings in school.
For more information - Click Here

Covid-19 Testing

IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your child continues to test at home twice weekly on Wednesday and Sunday using the Lateral Flow Device tests they are given during the in-school testing at the start of term.

If you have run out of LFD tests you can collect a box from reception between 9am-3pm.

Remember to log all results on the Test Register and Government websites;
any Positive cases should be reported t0 the school.
We need to keep working together to keep each other safe.

Admissions Policy Consultation 2023/24

The Sigma Trust is consulting on the school’s Admissions Policy for 2023/24.
To view the proposed admission arrangements, please click here and you will be directed to The Sigma Trust website