Online Safety

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 – it is part and parcel of their daily lives. 

Using technology and the Internet well is about using it safely and responsibly. Things can go wrong by accident or if behaviour isn’t sensible or respectful.  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 successfully navigate themselves through the online world, so they become good digital citizens.

Broad Heath Verified

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If you are concerned about the games that your child is playing, we have created a page that will help you make an informed decision about whether the game is suitable. 

Helpful Resources

Online Family Usage Agreement

Online Family Usage Agreement

A family agreement is a great way to start a conversation with your whole family about how you all use the internet and discuss together how to behave in a positive way when online at home, at school or at…

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Keeping Under 5’s Safe Online

Keeping Under 5’s Safe Online

This leaflet contains top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.

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Young People and Social Networking Sites

Young People and Social Networking Sites

Social media guides – UK Safer Internet Centre

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Supporting Young People Online

Supporting Young People Online

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Useful Links

Guidance regarding the new Snapchat map feature.Guidance regarding TikTok
How to set parental controls and all the main devices and websitesFind out more about cyber bullying & prevention
Find out about cyber bullying, grooming, sharing personal informationA guide to internet safety and safe surfing.
Parental Guide: Tools and tips to keep online safeReport Online Terrorism

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? Gives help and advice about how to report online concerns such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content or illegal behaviour.

  • Seeing worrying things online

    There’s been a lot of talk of children seeing and hearing upsetting things online. These things are not nice but, if you know what to do, you can minimize the negative impact. The BH Online Safety Monitors have made a video to help you understand the things YOU can do if you’re ever in that situation.

  • Momo: Horrid and a Hack

    Momo targets young children on social media.The doll encourages them to add a contact on messaging service WhatsApp, then hounds them with violent images and dares. Police said the danger lay with children feeling pressured to either follow the orders on any app by carrying out “challenges”, or because of peer pressure in chat rooms. A spokesperson for the NSPCC in Northern Ireland said: “The constantly evolving digital world means a steady influx of new apps and games and can be hard for parents to keep track of. “That’s why it’s important for parents to talk regularly with children about…

  • Social Media and Digital Footprints

    In my parent workshop this week, I talked about the dangers that social media holds and how thinking about your digital footprint when using it is important. There are many good resources to help parents understand these issues, as well as guides on how to secure devices and apps. These are links to web resourcesGuides for parental controls and privacy settingsAdvise about controlling games, consols and app

  • Safer Internet Day

    Here are some videos to watch about this years themes.

  • Getting your child an electronic device?

    If you are thinking of getting or already have got your child an electronic device, test out your knowledge of how safe it is. There is also a chance to get a letter from SANTA! Nice Devise List

  • Start a conversation about Social Media

    New research suggests children are using social media before parents have spoken to them about how to use it responsibly, with 48% being exposed to it by age seven. To help parents have these important conversations with their children at a younger age, Vodafone UK and Andersen Press have teamed up with award-winning author Jeanne Willis and illustrator Tony Ross to produce a co-branded digital edition of #Goldilocks. The book is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale and offers a fun and accessible way for parents to discuss responsible social media use with their younger children. The book…

  • Parents: Stay Switched On – Fortnite

    One of our members of staff, who is also a parent, found this little gem. She said that she shared it with her children, and thought other parents might find it useful too. As a school, we are standing firm on our stance that Fortnite is not suitable for children in primary schools. The game has a high level of addictiveness and has been proven to cause mood swings, tolerance of violence but what is most worrying is that there is a huge online community where your children can speak to strangers.  Please think very carefully about what your child…

  • Reduce your child’s screen time!!!

    If you are worried about your child’s screen time, behaviour or just want to understand the effects of overuse, please have a look at this leaflet. You may find it very useful and could have a very positive affect on your child.

  • Fortnite Advice

    It has come to our attention that lots of children in Broad Heath are playing the game Fortnite.This game is a 12+ and is not appropriate for any children in the school. There are many reasons why, which are listed in the poster below. Please read and think about the advice given. Please also visit Broad Heath Verified to see a list of games that we have deemed safe or unsuitable for our children.