Internet Safety

Information for Parents

Technology and the Internet can be fantastic – they can help our children to learn, to create amazing things, to communicate and to entertain themselves and each other. Our children are surrounded by this technology. Technology is part of our children's daily lives; an 'online life' is growing in importance  as is the influence of others who are online - Youtubers, Celebrities and Influencers.

 

This page will tell you a little bit about how we approach internet safety and provide you with links to websites with useful advice on how to help protect your children at home and what to do if you need to report something. Also please see below the latest government advice on keep our children safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic, click on the .gov button

 

Our job is not to stop our young people from using technology but to ensure that they have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to safely and successfully exist in this growing online world. 

Our approach is to encourage our children to become a  'Good Digital Citizen'. Just as being a good citizen is about treating people and places respectfully, being a good digital citizen extends this to the online world -   communicating respectfully, respecting the privacy of others, keeping an open mind, giving helpful information or constructive feedback. Also recognising that just as there are places which are risky or dangerous to visit in the real world, there are risky and dangerous places to visit in the online world.

In school we ask this question...

... and encourage the children to adopt these principles in their online life...

...we ensure that our children know what to do if they come across anything that makes them feel uncomfortable.

Internet Safety Documents

To view our internet safety documents, please click on the links below.

 

For more information about internet safety, please visit the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)

 

How to Report a Problem

Child Exploitation Online Protection (CEOP) website is a police agency tackling child abuse on the internet.

Internet Watch Foundation website is the UK’s hotline for reporting illegal content found on the Internet.

UK Safer Internet Centre - Need help? This webpage contains information about what to do if a child comes to you for help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.

Useful Articles for Parents

The links on this page are designed to support you in helping your children stay as safe as they can be when using technology, including the Internet.

Click on the icons to access useful links.

Online & Mobile safety

Find out more about cyber bullying & prevention.

Online safety

Helping parents and guardians understand the digital world their children live in.

You Tube Privacy Settings

A guide

Stay Safe on social networks

Share Aware - Help your child stay safe on social networks, apps and games.

Snapchat Snap Maps

Guidance regarding the new Snapchat map feature.

Online Safety 

Get lots of useful information and advice for your family.

Parental Controls

Tools and tips to keep online safe.

Cyber - Bullying

Find out more about cyber bullying & prevention.

Cyber - Bullying

Find out more about cyber bullying, grooming, sharing personal information, etc.

Parental Controls

This tool will help you understand how to set parental controls and all the main devices and websites your children use.

NetAware

Helping parents and guardians understand the digital world their children live in.

Online Safety

Expert information to help children and young people stay safe online, for schools to host on their own websites.

Stay Safe on social networks

Social media tips for parents.

Online safety

Lucy and the Boy – Be Share Aware

Stay Safe on social networks

This website provides handy practical guides on how to use social networks safely.

Please note we are constantly updating this site and would welcome any suggestions.

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