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.

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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

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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.

Controls on Shared Devices

Keep your devices safe

Over the holidays, many children will get new devices or spend lots of hours on devices that have access to the internet. Because of this, it is a good time of year to check the settings so that you are protected. Use the link below to learn more: Controls

Smartphone Advice

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Online Games Advice from the NSPCC

Gaming can be a great way for young people to relax, socialise with their friends and have fun. Children can play on games consoles, apps or websites, and chat to other players or watch them play through live-streaming. But there are some dangers. And with so many games available online, it can be hard for parents […]