An introduction to Online Safety

Today’s students are growing up in an increasingly complex world, living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks. At Lytham St Annes High School we want to equip our students with the knowledge needed to make the best use of the internet and technology in a safe, considerate, and respectful way, so they are able to reap the benefits of the online world. Our aim is to deliver online safety content within the school curriculum and embed this as a whole school approach. We have policies in place to ensure our pupils are learning in a safe and secure environment, which includes being safe online.

The online safety information provided here has been organised to help parents and carers contribute to the process of helping their child to be aware of the potential risks associated with using the Internet and modern technologies and allow pupils to easily access help and support. However, as technology moves on at such a pace, it is sometimes difficult to keep up with new trends and developments, particularly with regard to mobile/games technologies, social networking sites, and secure and safe access to other online material.

Please also look out for updates on our termly newsletters.

Mrs R Hoyle (Online Safety Lead)

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Online Safety Letter


Our Online Safety related policies can be viewed here:

LSA Online Safety Documents

Other useful advice and guidance for parents/carers and young people are available from these organisations. Parents/carers are recommended to access this information so that you are informed and supported in keeping your children and young people safe online.



Providing guidance on cyberbullying

ChildLine and CEOPs (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)

As well as reporting any safeguarding concerns to school  (and, where appropriate, to the Police), please also take and follow advice from ChildLine and CEOPs (Child exploitation and online protection command).


Provide independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media for children and their parents


Provides practical advice and support on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation

Government advice

Protecting children from specific online harms such as child sexual abuse, sexting, and cyberbullying

Security and privacy settings, blocking unsuitable content, and parental controls

Internet Matters

Support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online.

Internet Matters

Internetmatters has created an online hub to support parents, carers, and young people with additional learningneeds to offer tailored advice on how to connect safely online across a range of social platforms.


Lancashire Grid For Learning

The Lancashire Grid for Learning provides a variety of educational resources and services to support learning.

Lancashire Safeguarding Board

Staying safe online useful tips and information for parents and carers.

Let’s Talk About It

Provides advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation

London Grid for Learning

Support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online.

National Online Safety

How to use Zoom safely - a guide for students and parents


Information and advice to keep your child safe. 


Support for parents and carers from the NSPCCprovides advice on all aspects of a school or college’s online safety arrangements 

Online Radicalisation - Parent/Carer Information and Support

Online Radicalisation

Online Safety Advice for Parents/Carers

Online Safety Advice


Provides help for parents and carers on how to keep their children safe online

Parent Info

Support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online. 

Parents Protect

Helping parents and carers protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.



Safer recruitment consortium

“guidance for safe working practice”, which may help ensure staff behaviour policies are robust and effective

Searching screening and confiscation

Departmental advice for schools on searching children and confiscating items such as mobile phones

South West Grid for Learning

Provides advice on all aspects of a school or college’s online safety arrangements


Resource from The Lucy Faithfull Foundation can be used by parents and carers who are concerned about someone’s behaviour, including children who may be displaying concerning sexual behaviour (not just about online)

Think U Know

Advice from the National Crime Agency to stay safe online.

Think U know

Online blackmail - advice for young people and Parents/Carers

UK Safer Internet Centre

Support for parents and carers to keep their child safe online. 

Use of social media for online radicalisation

A briefing note for schools on how social media is used to encourage travel to Syria and Iraq

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) - Online safety guidance if you own or manage an online platform

Provides practical steps on how companies can embed safety into the design of their online platforms. It offers information on common platform features and functions (such as private messaging) and their risks, as well as steps that can be taken to manage that risk.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) A business guide for protecting children on your online platform

Provides guidance to businesses on how to protect children on their online platform. It outlines existing regulatory requirements and provides best practice advice on how to protect children’s 151 personal data, ensure content is appropriate for the age of users, ensure positive user-to-user interactions and address child sexual exploitation and abuse.

Useful PDFs from National Online Safety



Thank you for all your support and entries for the logo design competition, we had a total of 53 entries from Years 7 through to 11. It was lovely to see how much effort and thought had gone into these, achievement points have been added to those who entered.

Well done to the runner up, Scarlett (Year 8), who designed a very colourful logo and she will receive a £10 voucher. 

Congratulations to the winner, Charlotte (Year 9), who created a very thoughtful design who will receive a £20 voucher and her design will be used on the school website, online safety twitter page and it will be designed into a mini badge for students blazers.

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