ICT in the 21st Century is seen as an essential resource to support learning and teaching, as well as playing an important role in the everyday lives of children, young people and adults. Consequently, Marchbank Free School strives wherever possible to build in the use of these technologies in order to ensure our young people have the skills to access life-long learning and employment. E- safety alerts will be posted on the as they become available. Click here to read our eSafety Policy Information and Communications Technology covers a wide range of resources including web-based and mobile learning. It is also important to recognise the constant and fast paced evolution of ICT within our society as a whole. Currently the internet technologies children and young people are using both inside and outside of the classroom include:

Whilst exciting and beneficial both in and out of the context of education, much ICT, particularly web-based resources, are not consistently policed. All users need to be aware of the range of risks associated with the use of these internet technologies and that some have minimum age requirements (13 years in most cases).

In Marchbank Free School we understand the responsibility to educate our pupils on e-Safety issues; teaching them the appropriate behaviours and critical thinking skills to enable them to remain both safe and legal when using the internet and related technologies, in and beyond the context of the classroom.

Some useful websites for parents/carers are:








To report online abuse please click the report abuse button on the following link

· Reporting of suspected or known child sex offender activity directly to CEOP for investigation Click the CEOP REPORT button below


Gaming parental controls information

Parental controls fact sheets from Safer internet centre can be found here 

Top tips for Nintendo.pdf 

Top tips for PS3 and PSP.pdf 

Top tips for PS4 and Vita.pdf 

Top tips for Xbox One and 360.pdf

Safety fact sheets for gaming platforms, snapchat etc.
FIFA fact safety sheet.jpg 

fortnite battle royale.jpg 

live streaming fact safety sheet.jpg

Minecraft fact safety sheet.jpg
online grooming.jpg 

reddit fact safety sheet.jpg 

Snapchat fact safety sheet.jpg 

Instagram parents guide.pdf 


The App Store.pdf

Many parents have asked how to help their child set their social media accounts to friends only, particularly on Facebook. Below you will find some help sheets to help you manage the settings on your child's Facebook account.

Click below to find out how to turn off messenger notifications


Click below to see how to set your settings to friends only on Facebook

putting your settings to friends only.pdf

Please contact the school with any further information around E-Safety