Online Safety

What are the issues?

The internet has changed all of our lives, particularly our children’s.

For parents and carers this opens up a whole new world of things to be aware of.

As a parent or carer you have a challenging job, you need to know what your children are doing online and also help them to do it in a safe way.

With technology changing on a day-to-day basis, the best way to stay informed is to get involved.


Kids keeping kids safe online

We are proud our school has joined the eCadet family of schools.

The eCadets is run by a team of parents, former law enforcement officers and teachers – who all want to help keep children safe online.

eCadets is a multi-award winning online safety education programme.

The eCadets empowers children to keep friends safe online.

Parental Controls

Smartphones and other devices

Children are using devices at a younger age so it’s important to consider setting controls on their tech, or on any devices that you are letting them borrow from you. We’ve pulled together a number of guides to give you simple steps to set controls on a range of devices.

E-Safety resources for parents

E-Safety Tips for Parents is a not-for-profit organisation that has a simple purpose – to help keep children safe in the digital world.

Advice from the BBC

Laura from The BBC shares her views, hints and tips about internet safety.

Know your social media

We would like to provide parents with the information they need to understand their child’s online world and help them keep their children safe online.

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Facebook is a social network, which lets you create a page about yourself.

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Snapchat is an app that lets you send a photo or short video to your friends.

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Instagram is a picture and video sharing app.

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Twitter is a messaging service that lets you post public messages called tweets.

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Pinterest is an online interactive pin board.

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Whatsapp is an instant messaging app, which lets you send messages, images and videos to friends.

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ROBLOX is a user-generated gaming platform where you can create your own games.

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YouTube is a place to watch, create and share videos.

Play Like Share –

Play Like Share follows the adventures of Sam, Ellie and Alfie as they form a band and enter their school’s Battle of the Bands contest, taking on the mean but ‘cool’ Popcorn Wizards as they go. The three friends learn that while the internet can help, they need to use it wisely and safely.

The aim of the films is to help 8-10 year olds learn how to stay safe online. In particular, the films teach them to spot the early signs of manipulative, pressurising and threatening behaviour by people they might meet online, and develops their confidence to respond safely and get help.

Be Share Aware –
Keep your child safe online

We tell our children it’s good to share – but online it’s different. In fact sometimes sharing online can be dangerous. Being Share Aware will help keep your child safe online.

Watch and share a short film and take a look at some straightforward advice that will untangle the web, and give parents confidence in talking to their children about how to stay safe online.