Online Safety

Children start using computers from a very early age and are increasingly using the Internet more and more whether it is at home, in school, on their mobile phones or on a games console. With this in mind, Internet Safety and knowing how to help protect children and young people online is essential.

Report online abuse by clicking the link below:

CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) works to protect children from harm online and offline, directly through CEOP led operations in partnership with local and international agencies. Their website offers further support in how and when to make use of this report function. There is also a CEOP report button in the footer of this website.

Below are a few links to some very useful information regarding online safety for parents, carers 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 Safety Zone – Look in the ‘Under 13s’ section for useful safety advice and information.

  • Kidsmart – An award-winning internet safety programme for children.

  • Know IT All – lots of useful advice for keeping yourselves and your children safe on the Internet.

  • 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.

  • BBC Stay Safe – Test your Internet safety knowledge with Hacker and help the Horrible Histories gang stay safe online.

  • Net Smartz Kids – Click on the link to visit the Net Smartz Kids website for lots of e-safety activities.

  • Childnet International – website to “help make the Internet a great and safe place for children”.

Safer Internet Day

We take the online safety of every child very seriously, especially given the amount of time children are currently spending online. Here are three documents that we hope families will find useful in helping them to keep children safe at home.

1) Whatsapp Parents Guide

We have a number of children with mobile phones and access to Whatsapp. This guide will help parents to identify the risks associated with children using the app.

2) Fake News Parents Guide

Fake News is prevalent in today's media. Helping children to spot and understand reasons for fake news is an important aspect of keeping children safe online.

3) Supporting Children To Express Themselves

Children's Mental Health Week highlighted the benefits of all children being able to express themselves in whichever way they choose. There are some good tips here to help keep children safe when doing this online.