Online Safety for Parents

E-Safety Guides – This link contains extensive guides for things such as online shopping, age-appropriate content, Netflix and many more. Please take the time to read through them.
The use of technology, including the internet, is an integral element of learning in our school. We are committed to helping keep your child safe whilst they are with us and we hope that you, as parents, will discuss internet safety with your child. We expect all children to act safely and responsibly when using technology both within, and outside of, the school environment.

In school, we use a filtering system to prevent children accessing inappropriate sites. We also have regular ‘on-line safety’ activities to remind children of the importance of keeping themselves safe online. At home, sometimes children can be given unsupervised access to the internet. This, potentially, allows them to access all kinds of society (both good and bad) and bring them virtually into their homes.

Please check this document for help with online safety with any live lessons.

We have also a useful link to help to Prevent Online Radicalisation.

Keep your computer in a shared area: Talk to your child about what they are doing online and, if possible, set up your computer in a shared area at home so that you can all share in the wonderful sites that are available online.

The worlds of Virtual Reality (VR) and The Metaverse explained.

Advice on Cross Platform Sharing of Inappropriate Content (e.g. Slenderman, Huggy Wuggy etc)

Social Media: Many of the social media sites have a minimum age limit of 13, so our pupils should NOT be using them. They are at risk of online grooming etc. Please see this image and this image for advice.

Please see the following links for helpful information on the most commonly used social media platforms:-

Tik Tok     Facebook    Facebook Messenger   Snapchat     Instagram      Youtube        Youtube Kids      Whatsapp      Chat Groups     Houseparty        Zoom

TV Streaming Services, Alexas etc, General Age Rating Advice:-

Netflix       Disney+       Amazon Alexa       Age Ratings       

Online Gaming

Online gaming is becoming more and more popular with the younger generations but we have to remember to be safe! There are some more links here with information on the most popular online games at the moment:-

Fortnite      Minecraft        Among Us        Roblox         Twitch

In school, we ensure that all resources used by the children are age appropriate and we suggest that parents check the terms and conditions for the use of online resources and games to ensure that resources used at home are also age appropriate.

We understand that it is more common in recent times for the Under 5’s to use electronic devices and below is a very helpful guide to keep your children safe online.

National Online Safety have put together guides for setting up parental controls on both Apple and Android devices – please click here.

Below are some links which may be helpful to you: