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What is Safeguarding?

East Barnet School recognises the contribution it makes in partnership with other local agencies in safeguarding children. All staff, including volunteers, have a full and active part to play in protecting our students from harm and keeping them safe. We believe that our school should provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child. Our emphasis is on prevention and early intervention to minimise any risk to our students. East Barnet School follows the Barnet Local Safeguarding Board procedures and acts on advice taken from the government document, Keeping Children Safe in Education.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is defined for the purposes of this guidance as: protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education
Four members of the East Barnet School Safeguarding Team

Internet Advice: Stay Safe Online

East Barnet School is committed to helping parents keep their children safe online.

Keeping your child safe online does not have to be a daunting task. There is a lot of advice out there, and there are plenty of tutorials explaining how to keep your home PC and your children safe, some of which we have shared on this page.

Online Guidance

There are so many things happening on the internet; from social media to cryptocurrencies, scams to upsetting content, and it is difficult to know where to start. National Online Safety have created lots of easy-to-digest posters on different topics to help.

Further Guidance

Child Protection on Policies Page


Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead (Fridays)

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Safeguarding Governor

020 8344 2100

If you or your child are ever concerned about safety then please contact the Form Tutor, Head of Year or member of the Safeguarding Team.

Home Network Security

If you are struggling to secure your home network and router, the top providers have supplied some videos to help you overcome any difficulties.

Provided by National Online Safety

Social Media Networks, Apps and Sites


Amigo is a social media network that connects users with other users around the world.

  • 18+


BeReal is a social media network that allows users to share candid everyday photos of their lives.

  • 13+


Chatroulette is a social media network that connects users with other unknown users across the world.

  • 18+


Clubhouse is an audio social media network that allows conversation between different users.

  • 17+


Facebook is the most popular social media site and allows for interaction between users in many ways.

  • 13+

FB Messenger

Facebook Messenger allows users to interact privately with text or images either one-to-one or in groups.

  • 13+


HiPal is a social networking app that turns phones into walkie talkies to talk with friends or strangers.

  • 12+


Instagram is a social media app that allows users to share images and video with connections.

  • 13+

Not Gonna Lie

NGL allows users to send links to Instagram or Twitter and to receive anonymous feedback on photos or videos.

  • 13+

Only Fans

Only Fans allows users to monetise their content by charging for images, videos and one-to-one chats.

  • 18+


Reddit is a social news website that allows users to create content and comment on different stories.

  • 13+


Replika is an artificial intelligent chatbot companion that can form emotional relationships with users. 

  • 17+


Signal is similar to Whatsapp and allows encrypted conversations between different users.

  • 12+


Shapchat is a social media app that allows users to share photos and videos and to chat with other users.

  • 13+


Hoop is a social media app that links to Snapchat to build connections in a Tinder-style swipe left/right way.

  • 13+


Sendit is a social media app that links to Snapchat that allows users to ask and answer anonymous questions.

  • 17+


Spotify is a digital media library for music, podcasts and videos with access to millions of creative files.

  • Various


TextMe is an app that allows users to send text, pictures and video to any number across 40 countries for free.

  • 13+


TikTok is a social media platform that allows users to create, share and view short videos.

  • 13+


Tinder is an online dating app that is used by over 60 million users and is not suitable for under 18s.

  • 18+


Twitter is a social site that allows users to post short messages and follow and be followed by others.

  • 13+


WhatsApp is a chat app that allows users to speak to others and share photos, documents and videos.

  • 16+


Wink is a messaging app that allows users to choose people to talk to via Tinder-style left-right swiping.

  • 13+


Wizz is a social media app that allows users to talk to anyone else who has the app around the world.

  • 12+


YouTube is a site and app that allows users to upload videos and watch videos on many topics.

  • Various


Yubo is a social network where users can livestream with up to 10 other people based on location.

  • 13+


WeChat allows users to send photos and videos, but also has the ability to send money to others.

  • 17+
Provided by National Online Safety

Securing Devices

Android Phones

Android Apps

Android Content

Android Privacy

Apple Phones

iPhone Apps

iPhone Content

iPhone Privacy

Amazon Fire Tablets

Google Chromebooks

Apple iPads

Apple Guided Access

Provided by National Online Safety


Positive Gaming

Used appropriately, gaming can be great for mental health.

Horror Games

Horror can be very difficult to identify inside different games.

Virtual Reality

VR is a great leap in technology, if used correctly.

Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes have been known to encourage gambling.


eSports is competitive gaming with a spectator element.


Steam is a computer gaming digital distribution platform and storefront.

Call of Duty

Call of Duty is a series of games that feature extreme violence with realistic graphics and a political nature.

  • 18+


FIFA 23 is a popular game that features online play and can encourage spending money on better players.

  • 3+


Fortnite can encourage violence, spending money on better weapons, and talking to strangers.

  • 12+

Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter with humour and includes voice chat and messages.

  • 18+


Minecraft has elements that are built by users which can mean there is inappropriate content for younger users.

  • 7+

Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 is a futuristic shooting game with competitive multiplayer action which can be addictive.

  • 12+


Palworld is focused around exploring, building and violence, with mature themes and online multiplay.

  • 12+

Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go allows players to capture, train and battle creatures against others in augmented reality.

  • 7+

Rec Room

Rec Room allows users to enter social-hangouts and play different games against each other.

  • 9+


Roblox has elements that are built by users which can mean there is inappropriate content for younger users

  • 7+

Rocket League

Rocket League is available on all platforms and is a football game but with cars instead of players.

  • 3+

Tekken 8

Tekken is a one-on-one fighting game with violent gameplay that can be inappropriate for users.

  • 16+


Township is a popular building game with children and adults, which includes in-game adverts and purchases. 

  • 4+


Twitch is a live social media platform for users that focusses on gaming, but can involve money.

  • Various


Valorant is a first-person shooter that can cost money for users and be addictive in nature.

  • 16+

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is an online role-player game that allows users to interact with each other.

  • 12+