Online Safety

Keeping children safe online is everyone's responsibility

The Internet is fast becoming an essential part of everyday life. The education of pupils in online safety is therefore an essential part of our school’s safeguarding provision. Children need the help and support of the school and their parents and carers to recognise and avoid online safety risks and to build their resilience. 

Within school we filter and monitor all internet access through the school's network, provide guidance and advice to pupils (through our PHSE lessons, Crew Sessions and our Computing and eSafety curriculum) of the potential risks and dangers of accessing and using the internet.

The Internet has become an important part our lives, enabling research, communicating with friends and accessing information from around the world. Increasing provision of the Internet in and out of schools brings with it the need to ensure that children remain safe. Internet development is constantly evolving into ever more innovative areas with many websites enabling amazing creativity and interaction between peers. Unfortunately though, there are times when Internet use can have a negative effect on our children.


Information for parents and carers

We have curated a suite of resources, fact sheets and links here for our parents and carers.  These have been selected based on the online safeguarding concerns and referrals in school which have affected our children. 

We hope you will our resources useful. However, if you need help with supporting online safety at home, please contact us for help and advice.  If you have a concern about online safety for a child, please speak to the Designated Safeguarding Lead, Chris Evans or one of the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead, Rob Whitehead.  Kate Jacklin or Nancy Austwick.


We recently hosted an Online Safety session for parents and carers.  Richard from the Stay Safe initiative shared some valuable advice and resources to help keep our children safe so that they can use the internet positively.  Here's a video and some resources which you may find helpful.
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Useful Links
  • ConnectSafely - Parent/Carers guide to Facebook
  • UK Safer Internet Centre- Tips, advice and resources to help children have a safe and positive time online.
  • The Breck Foundation- Training for parent/carers, students and teachers.
  • NSPCC Share Aware- Resources for parent/carers and teachers.
  • NSPCC Net Aware- Up to date guidance on social media sites and apps.
  • Childline- Information and advice service for children and young people. 
  • CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Command)- For reporting and recording concerns.
  • Think You Know- CEOP website for students – games and activities to promote online safety.
  • PEGI- Detailed recommendations regarding the age suitability of game content.
  • It Starts With Us- A BBC website full of tools and tips for staying safe online.
  • Get Safe Online- Useful advice for parent/carers and students.
  • Kidsmart- A Childnet website offering advice to parent/carers and activities for young people.
  • Parent Info- Information to help children and young people stay safer online.
  • Digizen- Building awareness and understanding of digital citizenship.
  • How to keep kids safe online - This link provides useful information regarding online safety. Please note: we have not used the services of this company and do not support/endorse them in any way.
  • O2 Internet Safety - This link provides information for parents and students in regards to staying safe online.