The Challenge

Protecting the health, safety and welfare of students and staff in today’s digital world is a difficult task. The opportunities for unsafe and harmful behaviour are magnified, and meeting your statutory safeguarding obligations is an increasing challenge.

At eSafe, it is our mission to provide a secure framework to exploit the vast educational resources of the Internet and digital environment whilst delivering a world-class service to identify and manage safeguarding issues as they arise.

eSafe manages the risk of exposure to safeguarding risk and provides early visibility of inappropriate behaviour via sophisticated, multi-lingual, threat detection technology and a unique specialist incident review, assessment and escalation service.

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About Us

eSafe is a specialist world-class forensic monitoring service designed to help safeguard students and staff against the risks they encounter every day.

Using a proven combination of technology and human behavioural expertise, eSafe helps protect in excess of 600,000 students and staff, and vulnerable young people in local authority care.

Find out more about who we are and our ethos, which is that everyone should be entitled to a safe learning and working environment.

Who we are


Testimonials

Blackburn College

Andrew Pickles - Head of Students Services

The College uses e-Safe to inform the personal development, behaviour and welfare agenda, and promote pro-active and positive messages about personal safety, well-being and pastoral support. It helps me to identify themes that have become part of the group tutorial offer and influence our ‘early help’ and prevention provision. An example is the positive ‘in-reach’ activities that are provided by external agencies as a result of the feedback from e-Safe alerts relating to such as obsessive behaviours and impact on lifestyle, anonymous sexualised behaviours, inappropriate use of social media, abusive comment, body image, financial support, criminal activity, stress and anxiety.

Gateacre Community Comprehensive School

Paul Coulthard - Head of ICT

The eSafe solution is a cornerstone of our e-safety strategy. Senior Leadership took the decision to introduce Web 2.0 activities into the curriculum and we chose to move to the eSafe Forensic Monitoring Service to ensure that we were able to provide the best possible Safeguarding measures. Whilst we had the technical resource in house, it would have meant taking technicians off important ICT work to do work that they are really not experienced to do. Now we have eSafe’s Forensic experts reviewing the data, we can guarantee that nothing is missed or worse still, misinterpreted. As a result, we are confident that any issues are flagged to the pastoral or behavioural teams on a regular and timely basis. Just a week after the service had been deployed, a young female student posted disturbing content on her social networking page relating to self-harm. The eSafe team immediately flagged this with us and within an hour our Child Protection Officer was able to talk to the student and her parents to resolve the issue. In the past, this incident may not have been picked up until the Monday morning which could have had serious consequences for the girl over the weekend. Feedback from staff and governors has been that the service paid for itself from that one incident alone.

The Brittons Academy

R J Ayre - Vice Principal

At The Brittons Academy we have found the eSafe service to be an extremely useful tool in many ways. The service has school wide benefits as a safeguarding solution and as such is funded through our core school budget .From a safeguarding point of view eSafe is very good and the escalation of incidents is very quick and efficient. In the past we had to rely on our staff viewing all of the issues raised by our previous monitoring software, now that is done for us. The monitoring is accurate and up to date with the terminology used by our students. We receive escalations immediately if a serious risk is identified and immediate action can be taken. Less serious events are reported to us on a weekly basis so that additional appropriate actions can also be taken. We are now looking at how this can be moved out to students homes so that parents can also be confident that their sons/daughters are safe when using computers .I would recommend the product and service provided eSafe specialist monitoring team for serious consideration by any school.