Internet Safety

E-Safety Education

Many children will come to school already knowing how to use the Internet. As a parent you'll know how important the internet is to children - they use it to learn, play, socialise and express themselves. But the technology children use every day can seem a bit daunting and you might worry about the risks your child can face online - such as bullying, contact from strangers or the possibility of them seeing illegal or inappropriate content. 

In school we teach children how to stay safe online; E-safety is an integral part of our PSHE and Computing curriculum. This includes online bullying, how to report inappropriate communication or content, password security, the sharing of personal details and recognising fake content. Our school internet access provider operates a filtering system that restricts access to inappropriate materials.  

The digital landscape is constantly evolving. On this page you will find links to websites that can help both you and your child learn more about E-Safety. We also have a weekly e-safety section on our newsletter to parents. 

E-Safety for Parents

The internet and online world is part of our everyday lives. It is important to be positive and to embrace the technologies that our children enjoy, but keeping children safe is what all parents want and this can be a challenge.

The internet can be accessed from many devices from smartphones to tablets, computer and games consoles. Many devices will have safety settings and monitoring tools  which you can use to keep your children safe. For more information, check your device manufacturer’s website.  Your internet service provider will also provide filters to help block age inappropriate content for children, so you may wish to speak to them about what services they can offer or look at the member’s area of their website.

The internet provides a lot of opportunities for interaction with other people, not only by leaving messages on social media sites or sending emails, but also by direct interaction in a lot of games and video streaming services. These services can include both voice and/or video transmission.

Video games have PEGI (Pan European Games Information) ratings which provide an indication of the age rating for a game and the type of content.  More information can be obtained from the PEGI website.

It is important that your child know to tell you or another adult immediately if someone or something upsets them online.  Many websites and games console providers have moderation services and will investigate issues. However, if you are suspicious about somebody’s online behaviour you can make a report to CEOP, while inappropriate content and media can be reported to Parentport. If you think you have viewed criminal content online you can also report this to the Internet WatchFoundation

E-Safety Resources 

Talking to your child about online safety  - Advice on how to start the conversation and how to get help if you are worried.

Online Wellbeing - Helping children and young people to manage their wellbeing online.

Parental Controls - Get advice on setting up parental controls to help keep your child safe online.

Sign up for the NSPCC Online Safety Newsletter to get online safety news, updates and advice sent directly to your inbox.

Check out the NSPCC Blog to get all the latest safety advice, tips and campaign news.  Posts include advice on navigating the age ratings for Apps, webinars to help parents learn about their children's online activity such as gaming.  Online games can be a great way for children and young people to keep busy and stay in contact with friends and family, but its important to help them play safely.

CEOP is part of the National Crime Agency and works with many safeguarding partners to protect children from online harm through a wide range of education & support resources on their Think U Know website.  

With specifically tailored areas for children, young people, parents and professionals they can be relied upon as a highly trusted source of advice and information whose work is underpinned by the latest intelligence about digital offending, children and young people.  

Whether you want information and advice or maybe if you're concerned about a child, their Parents Area is a dedicated place for adults to get clear, straightforward information to help you navigate the complex area of children's online and digital lives and relationships.  

CEOP can help if you need to report an incident and also offer support for adults who are affected by online incidents concerning children.  

Recognsing that the adults in a child's life are likely to need advice and support themselves as well as their child, CEOP provides helpful advice from specialists including clinical psychologists and CEOP advisors.