Online Safety

At Stoneydelph, we believe that online safety is a crucial part of your child’s education.  Details of teaching online safety can be found under the Curriculum tab.  We ensure that the schools ICT systems are secure and protected against viruses and malware.  We block access to potentially dangerous sites and where possible, prevent the downloading of potentially dangerous files.

The systems we use to filter and monitor online use are: 


Sophos Firewall for Education

Sophos Cybersecurity as a Service: Cybersecurity Delivered

The network security device that monitors incoming and outgoing network traffic and permits or blocks data based on a set of security rules is Sophos.  This firewall is purpose built for education.  It establishes a barrier between our internal network and incoming traffic from external sources (such as the internet) in order to block malicious traffic like viruses and hackers.

It uses pre-defined activities including ‘not suitable for schools’ features such as SafeSearch, YouTube restrictions and Keyword Filtering to enable child safety online.

Securus – Remote Monitoring & Management School Safeguarding Software

Securus digital monitoring proactively keeps pupils safe in education with a global safeguarding footprint, bringing powerful monitoring protection & support to schools, colleges, MATs & all other education or child protection settings


Securus has a library of 25+ categories of concern contain extensive safeguarding words & phrases to detect incidents such as cyber-bullying, racism, drugs, mental health issues such as suicide and self-harm, radicalisation, sexual abuse, grooming, gambling plus many more risks.


Our Acceptable Use Policy includes acceptable use agreements for pupils, parents and staff.