We are lucky that we live in a time when most of us have access to the internet and can stay connected with our families, friends and communities virtually. Having access to online communication platforms brings with it some important considerations and responsibilities.

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Edwards Primary School.  E-Safety is embedded within both our PDMU and ICT curriculum.  E-safety is a regular part of the learning experience as UICT is an essential learning resource for all subjects in this digital age. Therefore, whenever IT is used, the common language and routines of being safe online is part of children's understanding of staying safe.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent.  It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.  If you have any concerns, at any time, please speak to your child's class teacher, Mrs McClelland, Mrs Warnock or Miss Roke.

 E- safety Advice for Parents
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Safer Internet Safety Day 2024

Safer Internet Day 2024 will take place on the 6th of February 2024, with celebrations and learning based around the theme ‘Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online’.  This year Safer Internet Day will be focusing on change online, this includes covering:

  • Young people’s perspective on new and emerging technology
  • Using the internet to make change for the better
  • The changes young people want to see online
  • The things that can influence and change the way young people think, feel and act online and offline

Safer Internet Safety Day 2023 

This year’s theme for Safer Internet Day is ‘Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations about life online.’ According to a study conducted by The Conversation, most children and young people in the UK think their parents, carers, and teachers will “misunderstand or overreact” to what they believe is “normal, unproblematic behaviour and experiences.”

Please watch the video above to help you start a conversation about online issues.


We are delighted to invite you to download the Department of Education Northern Ireland Safer Schools App provided by partnership with Ineqe Safeguarding Group. The App is designed to support you, as you keep the children and young people in your care safer online. The app will provide you with information on how you can make your home and their devices safer, understanding Social Media and the benefits and risks of apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, House Party to name but a few. The app also will provide you more information on inspiring healthy media habits and screen time to making you aware of scams and keeping personal information safer online. The in-app safety centre also provide you up to date information on how to block, mute and report anything you or the child in your care may find worrying or upsetting online from images to comments from online bullies or trolls.

PSNI E-Safety Visit

A big thank you to the PSNI for reminding Year 4 - 7 about how to keep  safe online.

Screen Time Advice for Parents