Online Safety

Online Safety (or e-safety) is about using technology safely, especially technology that can access the internet or be used to communicate with others. While the internet offers exciting opportunities for learning, entertainment, creativity and connecting with others, it also carries potential risks that children and young people need to understand.

At Grovelands, we are committed to teaching children how to use technology safely and confidently, by minimising risks through their responsible choices and appropriate behaviour. Children are regularly encouraged to speak to a trusted adult to ask for help with decisions or if they are worried about any content they encounter online. 

The rules of e-safety apply to any technology or device that can be used for communication and/or has access to the Internet. This includes:

Computers and laptops.
Mobile phones and smart watches.
Games consoles, e.g. Xbox, PS4.

As part of our Computing curriculum, children are taught e-safety in a dedicated unit and reminded within relevant tasks or units, such as online research. Pupils are reminded of the SMART rules for staying e-safe from


The CEOP Safety Centre

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, the reporting process and what will happen if you do decide to make a report. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button. 

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Miss Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Michael Nix
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams, Miss N Squires, Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams