Online Safety

Online safety in today’s rapidly changing world is becoming ever more important. Staff, pupils and families are faced with a growth in the number of Internet-ready devices and the development of websites, games and social media sites to utilise them. This page is designed to give as much information about staying safe online… for parents and pupils alike. 

Helpful websites are listed and linked, offering an enormous amount of excellent information for adults and children. Additionally, there are a large number of downloads at the bottom of the page in relation to specific games, websites and online platforms. These are geared towards parents, written by national experts, giving a quick guide as to what you need to know to keep your child safe. 

If you would like to see any extra guides listed at the bottom of this page, please contact the school’s Online Safety team through our normal communication channels.

Helpful websites

 

Fantastic website which is a partnership between Childnet International, Internet Watch Foundation and South West Grid for Learning. Clear and concise. 

www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers

 

An organisation whose mission it is to empower teachers, school staff, parents and carers with the knowledge they need to keep children safe online.

www.nationalonlinesafety.com/training

* May require a free subscription

This website is is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command. Very useful. 

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

The E-Safety website from one of the UK’s most well known charities. It states… “1 in 5 internet users in the UK are children. We won’t stop until every child is safe online.

www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

Launched in May 2014 by the large, corporate partners – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media – Internet Matters supports parents and carers to navigate the ever-changing digital landscape. They offer advice and information to help engage in your child’s online life and manage the risks they may face online.

www.internetmatters.org

CEOP is a law enforcement agency and is here to help keep children and young people safe from sexual abuse and grooming online.

https://www.ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/

Childline is yours – a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. We’re here for you online, on the phone, anytime.

https://www.childline.org.uk/

Helpful information and guidance on a range of key online safety topics.

https://www.childnet.com/help-and-advice/parents-and-carers