Our pupils use the internet on a regular basis as part of their learning. In school, we have regular e-safety activities and focused lessons to not only educate pupils on the importance of keeping themselves safe online, but also what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable. We must work together to ensure our children are safe and ensure they always behave appropriately.
The internet is a wonderful tool and is widely available with the increased use of smart phones and tablets. At home, it is becoming increasingly difficult to supervise children whilst they are using the internet, therefore it is important that the appropriate parental controls are set through your internet service provider.
Click on the link below to watch a video about how to do this:
For a copy of our Online-Safety Policy please click below.
Useful websites for Parents and Children
- Think U Know– containing internet safety advice for those aged from 5 to 16, along with parents and teachers, this site is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre).
- Internet Matters – This site provides advice for all age groups and has a “report an issue” button, connecting you to agencies who can provide help.
- BBC Webwise – Lots of questions answered with useful tutorial video
- Vodafone Parents – Vodafone have lots of fantastic practical advice for parents. You can also read their ‘Digital Parenting‘ magazine.
- Internet Safety Zone
- Know IT All– lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.
- Bullying UK– Information and advice about bullying for children, parents and schools.
- Kidscape– An organisation which helps to prevent bullying and child abuse.
- Childline – ChildLine is the free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
- National Online Safety – Information and guidance on apps, platforms and devices for parents.
- Kent E-Safety
Below are some of the Parent guides from the National Online Safety website. These look at different apps and give parents guidance and advice on what they can do to ensure that the children are using them correctly and safely.
If you click on the app you would like to know more about, it should open the image. For more information please visit the National Online Safety website.
Hidden Photo Apps
Grand Theft Auto (GTA)
Fortnite Battle Royale
Call of Duty: Warzone
The App Store
Loot Boxes and Skin Betting
Suggested Apps and Games by Year
Fun Sites for Children
Kidsmart gives you lots of advice on how to stay safe online. There’s a section for kids under 11 years old and a separate section for those over 11 years old. 4 great games will test your online safety knowledge.
Newsround Quiz – Internet Security
Test your knowledge of internet safety with this quiz from CBBC Newsround. There’s also further information if you’re not sure on anything.
Google Internet Legends – Interland
This is aimed at KS2 children. It is a game testing online safety facts that the children have learnt. It will also give recommendations to what the children should do if the opt for the wrong answer. The children learn about Think before you Share, protecting personal information, respecting each other online and how to check if something is real.