The Safer Schools NI app is a digital library of safeguarding resources created for Northern Ireland’s school communities.
The Safer Schools NI app is a digital library of safeguarding resources created for Northern Ireland’s school communities. It’s about keeping children and young people safe online, in the 24/7 digital world.
Whether you’re a school staff member, parent or guardian, or a young person, the Safer Schools NI app is a portal to finding everything you need to know about staying safe online.
Inside the app, you’ll find digital safeguarding information, practical advice, and guidance, researched and written by online safeguarding experts. It’s interactive, with engaging content which is easy-to-access, simple to understand and intuitive to use.
We provide age-appropriate, credible, and relevant content and resources for your entire school community. Updating you with the latest news and alerts as-and-when they happen, keeping you in the know, in the here and now.
Developed to be a one-stop-shop for accessing essential online safety tools and tips, your app is a trusted friend that you can turn to any time, right there on your device!
School staff can complete Professional Development and CPD Certified Courses, with access to courses such as Safeguarding Level One, Youth Produced Imagery and Mental Health Awareness. As a NI Safer School, school staff get access to:
A customised version of the Safer Schools NI App for your school community.
Resources and lessons for your teachers, parents and carers on our Teach and Home Learning Hubs
Training for your school staff and pupils through the iAcademy
For pupils, there’s access to lots of practical advice and tips to help stay safe online. The Safer Schools NI app is designed to be a trusted friend, providing pupils with information when you need it, where you need it, all in your pocket! There’s guidance on creating strong passwords on devices and setting the best privacy settings on social media and gaming platforms. Young people can get advice about healthy relationships and trusted adults. The app is here to help with those tough issues too; the Online Safety sections provides advice on bullying, mental health or losing control of an image you have shared.
The Safer Schools NI app will help parents and guardians with the digital world that children and young people live in every day. It gives you the tools you need to better empower and protect them.
Does your child or young person use social media or gaming platforms? Do you know how to set privacy settings to keep them safe, or how to block, report and mute other users? With your Safer Schools NI app, you can get to grips with all of this and more.
All app users can stay up to date with all the latest safeguarding news and access the latest Ineqe articles on relevant topics and trends in the online world. Parents and staff will also be sent the latest in safeguarding updates and alerts. With our push notifications, you’ll get notifications straight to your phone to make sure you never miss what you need to know.
There are downloadable resources, designed to educate and facilitate conversations on topics such as online bullying, trusted adults, influencers and passwords. You will also find activity packs, like our Family Screen Time Pack that is full of fun family activities.
Our goal is to educate, empower and protect school communities across Northern Ireland. Join our mission to keep children and young people safe online by downloading the app today.
Safer Schools NI is a partnership between the Department of Education and Ineqe Safeguarding Group.
We've made various accessibilty tweaks, sorted through the content by date to provide you the most up to date information, and as always squashed more bugs for the best user experience!
Ratings and Reviews
Absolutely wonderful app - informative, relevant, and to easy to use. Great for anyone involved in a school community as it has everything you need in one place!
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The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Ineqe Group Ltd
- 27.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Ineqe Safeguarding Group
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.