Information, advice and guidance on keeping yourself safe


Pupil well-being

The well-being and safety of every member of Springfield school is of paramount importance to us. Within our formal and informal curriculum our pupils are taught:

  • How to use the internet in a safe and responsible way
  • How to behave appropriately online
  • What to do if they are worried about something they see online or that is sent to them electronically
  • Healthy relationships

Monitoring and Filtering

Springfield school uses "Net Sweeper" as their filtering process.

Schools and colleges should provide a safe environment to learn and work, including when online. Filtering and monitoring are both important parts of safeguarding pupils and staff from potentially harmful and inappropriate online material.

Useful websites

Please find below several website links that offer support, advice and guidance on a number of safeguarding topics. If you do have any specific safeguarding concerns, please do contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads. At Springfield Crewe this is Amanda Leigh and at Springfield Wilmslow it is Fiona Hartley.




    The NSPCC is the leading children’s charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to protecting children. They are the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers, meaning they can take action to safeguard children at risk of abuse. Their website has a wealth of advice and support on numerous safeguarding topics: Support & advice for parents | NSPCC

  • ChildLine

    0800 1111

    Childline is a free confidential service where you can talk about anything. Their website offers advice and guidance on several personal, social and health issues. Their telephone number is 0800 1111:

  • CEOP (Child Exploitation Online)

    CEOP helps keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.. While CEOP are unable to respond to individual reports about bullying, fake accounts or account hacking. You can report to CEOP if you are concerned that a child is being sexually abused or groomed online.

    In addition, CEOP has an education help section with a wealth of advice and guidance on how best to support your child when learning to navigate the internet: Parents and carers | CEOP Education (

    “Parent Info” is a comprehensive, free resource for schools covering a range of safeguarding topics and information about apps and when they are updated etc. The content is updated by CEOP (Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre):


    SWGFL is a charity dedicated to empowering the safe and secure use of technology through innovative services, tools, content and policy, nationally and globally. Their website offers training to professionals, but also offers support to parents on discussing different topics with their children, ie. gaming, sexting and how to use the internet safely via child friendly search engines such as Swiggle: /

  • Childnet

    Childnet is a UK-based charity who empower children, young people, and those who support them in their online lives, and its mission is to work with others to make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people.

    Launched in 1995, just two years after the public launch of the open web, Childnet has delivered a positive impact with its empowering, youth led, evidence based and collaborative approach to online safety and giving children and young people the skills they need to navigate the internet safely and in a positive way

  • Get Safe Online

    Get Safe Online provides practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile devices and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online. It contains guidance on many other related subjects too – including performing backups and how to avoid theft or loss of your computer, smartphone or tablet. It also includes advice around online shopping and gaming. The site also keeps you up to date with news, tips and stories from around the world.

    They also work closely with law enforcement agencies, MOD and other organisations in support of their outreach activity, internal awareness and customer online safety

  • National Bullying Helpline

    This website offers help to identify solutions and remedies as well as practical hints and tips if you are struggling with issues such as bullying, harassment, cyberbullying and anti-social behaviour issues

  • Cyber Street

    Cyber Street is a website that was launched by HM Government. Be Cyber Streetwise is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme, and delivered in partnership with the private and voluntary sectors. The campaign is led by the Home Office, working closely with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Cabinet Office.

    Their aim is to improve the online safety behaviour and confidence of consumers and small businesses.
    This website provides several links helping you find the information you need to protect yourselves, your families and your businesses

  • Action Fraud

    Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and internet crime, which provides support to citizens and a reporting service for crime and crime related incidents through its web based and contact centre channels

  • Common Sense Media

    Common Sense Media is one of the nation's leading non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing a library of independent age-based ratings and reviews. They offer parenting advice to support families as they navigate the challenges and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.