E-safety Portal Insight

Introducing Lesley Simm

Our e-safety portal manager is Lesley Simm, who has over 20 years experience in the education sector as a teacher, ICT coordinator, advisory teacher and school improvement officer. She now runs her own educational ICT consultancy, is a CEOP Ambassador and a Naace ICT Mark assessor.

The E-Safety Portal really is a hive of activity forming a “One Stop Shop” to the very latest news, links and resources available covering the theme of e-safety. The portal is for educators across all phases, whether they have an interest in IT or not. After all, e-safety is everyone's responsibility!

I am astounded at how much e-safety related information I find online and every week I challenge myself to find something different to share that others that will inspire or support them in their daily work.

Lesley Simm

Video guides

Have you thought of creating hide-and-reveal activities to explore digital footprints? Do you understand the ins-and-outs of Facebook privacy settings? How about following the antics of a websurfing Techno Cat to explore balancing real life with time online?

Our ever-expanding collection of video guides show how a whole variety of resources can be used to support learning & teaching.

View our free sample videos 'Teen Chat Acronyms', 'E-Rate' and 'Childnet Upper Secondary Toolkit' for just a taste of what the portal has to offer.

Top tips

Looking for a quick fix? Something different to spice up a lesson? Utilise the world’s largest pronunciation guide; enter the digital kitchen to combine language learning with cookery, or even have pupils create and voice customised avatars.

Follow our top tips and find some of the best free e-safety resources on the web in no time.

Content that matters

Searching the internet for quality materials and ideas is time consuming, so why not let us do the work for you? We’ll direct you to the best resources out there and offer advice about how to use them effectively to motivate students and enhance learning.

Watch this video to find out more.

  • Top tips
    Explore our library of links to free e-safety resources for children, young people, educators and parents.
  • Video guides
    Follow our video guides explaining how and why different resources can be used to support educating young people about internet safety.
  • Blog watch
    Keep up to date with postings from influential and interesting bloggers.
  • News stories
    Find the latest news, reports and commentary relevant to internet and e-safety.
  • Key events and CPD opportunities
    Events, activities and continued professional development opportunities for teachers with an interest in e-safety.
  • Collaborate with peers
    Share your thoughts and exchange ideas with teachers around the country.